Taking to the air on 25th May, one daring Europa employee will be sky-diving to raise money for charity. Mitch Clarke, Branch Manager at Europa Road’s (European road freight) Northampton branch, will be taking on the challenge hoping to raise as much money as possible.
The jump, which is taking place in Langar at the Leicestershire Nottinghamshire border, is in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, which campaigns for change, fund research and support people living with dementia in the UK.
Mitch, who lives in Leicestershire, said: “Inspired by my fellow staff members charity events, such as Dartford based Operations Manager Luke Cole who ran the 2019 Virgin London Marathon, I decided to take it one step further, and jump out of a plane!
“This fundraising initiative feels especially worthwhile because I know whatever I raise, Europa will match fund it. With their support I’m confident I’ll be able to make a worthy donation for my chosen charity.”
Mitch has just started fundraising, and hopes to raise £900. To donate to his cause, visit the JustGiving page here: – www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mitch-clarke1
Europa is giving its full backing to Mitch for his charitable endeavour, as they do for every member of staff. To celebrate its 50th anniversary two years ago the company launched a 50:50 scheme – creating a promise to match fund the cash employees raise for charity, up to the value of £500.
Supporting its 900 staff across the country and beyond enables the company to aid the organisations close to the employee’s hearts and in their local communities.
Carl Potter, HR & Facilities Director at Europa, said: “As a company it’s so important to us that we ensure staff feel supported and motivated to participate in fundraising.
“The 50:50 campaign is therefore a terrific means of backing up their efforts. The work our employees have done so far for charities has truly been remarkable. Since 50:50 started in 2017 we’ve already raised more than £17,000.”
As well as individual events, the whole company has been involved in supporting charity days. These include: Make May Purple for the Stroke Association, Wear Red Day for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and Wear a Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research. Teams have also participated in Red Nose Day for Comic Relief, Dressed by the Kids for Oxfam Superheroes for Diabetes UK and Christmas Jumper Day.
Along with its 50:50 scheme and charity days, Europa also has a team of Charity Champions. Based at each of Europa’s 16 UK branches the chosen Champions spearhead the company’s efforts in their local area.
Europa Worldwide Group is a specialist road, air & sea, warehouse and show freight operator employing more than 900 people across its 16 sites in the UK, as well as Hong Kong, Belgium and the Czech Republic, with representation in 100 countries.