Welly-throwing contests, gruelling assault courses, cycling challenges, family fun days, supplier donations and mobile phone recycling initiatives by GAC UK staff have raised more than £2500 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) in just six months after it was named the company’s Charity of the Year for 2017.
And there’s more to come: six workmates are lacing up their trekking boots for the 56-mile Bullock Smithy Hike; collections will be made at GAC’s trackside suite for motor racing events at Donington; and individual raffles, cake days and other fund-raising activities will be held at GAC UK offices.
“Supporting the important work of the RNLI was a natural choice for GAC UK,” says Alexis Walton, who manages the activities. “Though wholly reliant on donations, last year RNLI lifeguards responded to 17414 incidents and saved 127 lives. We are not only pleased, but also very proud, to support such a vital service.”
To see how donations to the RNLI are put to work, see Where Your Money Goes or check out some of their life-saving activities: