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Sunbelt’s charity drive

4 July 2024

Sunbelt’s charity drive

Sunbelt Rentals UK & Ireland’s recent annual Charity Golf Day has raised more than £36,000 for three charities.

Hosted at JCB Golf and Country Club, the event brought together customers, suppliers and colleagues for a day of friendly competition and fundraising.

Three charities, namely Green Corridor in London, APEX Scotland and the Midlands Air Ambulance, each received £12,000 which will help them them continue their work in transforming the lives of people in local communities.

Green Corridor works from specially created horticulture and catering facilities to help young people with special educational needs and learning disabilities achieve qualifications, independence and confidence.

The charity plans to use the new money to redesign and fit out a classroom to closely resemble a commercial kitchen, which will ease anxiety in learners as they transition into employment.

APEX Scotland supports people with criminal convictions or at risk of committing offences to give them the necessary skills to change their behaviour and lead fulfilling lives. The funds will support its Apex Foundation Programme in Edinburgh, focused on removing social barriers and supporting people through mentoring and group work to help them gain and sustain employment.

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity operates three air ambulance helicopters and a fleet of critical care cars serving the communities in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, the West Midlands and Worcestershire. Since 1991, it has responded to more than 74,000 missions, making it one of the busiest such organisations in the UK.

Each air ambulance mission costs an average of £2,950 and critical car care costs around £288 per call-out.

Phil Parker, CEO of Sunbelt Rentals UK & Ireland, expressed his thanks to all of those who contributed to the success of the charity golf day and donated towards the charities.

“I want to extend my appreciation to our colleagues, customers and suppliers for their generosity at this year’s event. Together, we've raised an impressive £36,000, which will undoubtedly make a significant impact on the lives of countless individuals and communities across the country.”

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