2 June 2014
A leading engineering solutions provider, Costain, today announced the launch of its ‘150 Year Challenge’ to mark the company’s 150 year anniversary. The challenge, which will begin in January 2015, will call upon its employees to raise £1 million through a multitude of fund-raising events throughout the year.
The Company is in the process of setting up a charitable Foundation to which the Company will make an initial donation to launch the campaign. The campaign will raise funds for four national charities - the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Macmillan Cancer Support, The Princes Trust and Samaritans - who will all benefit equally from the fundraising.
Catherine Warbrick, Director for Corporate Responsibility at Costain, said, “Each of the charities’ work resonates with many of the initiatives Costain is currently involved with, whether it’s trying to help young people into work or ensuring and improving the wellbeing, both mentally and physically, of its employees and the communities it serves.
“Our aim is to raise £1million by the end of 2015 and we’re looking for everyone in the company to get involved. All of us at some point, either personally or through someone we know, has benefited from the great work these charities do. We have a fantastic track record of imaginative and energetic fundraising and this new challenge will help even more people get involved and share in the success of their colleagues.”
Andrew Wyllie, Costain’s Chief Executive, said: “Costain Cares has already delivered tangible, long-term benefits to our business as well as the communities in which we operate. With this new foundation, our 150 year history, and the ongoing dedication of our people, we can really make a difference and deliver our full potential, for the benefit of society as well as the company.”
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Notes to Editor
Costain is one of the UK’s leading engineering solutions providers, delivering integrated consulting, project delivery and operations and maintenance services to major blue-chip customers in targeted market sectors.
The British Heart Foundation
Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer. For over 50 years we’ve pioneered research that’s transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. Our work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease. But so many people still need our help. From babies born with life-threatening heart problems to the many Mums, Dads and Grandparents who survive a heart attack and endure the daily battles of heart failure. Join our fight for every heartbeat in the UK. Every pound raised, minute of your time and donation to our shops will help make a difference to people’s lives
For more information on the BHF, visit bhf.org.uk
About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.
That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.
To get involved, call 0300 1000 200 today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk
The Princes Trust
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Prince’s Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law. The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training. The Prince of Wales’s charity has helped 750,000 young people since 1976 and supports over 100 more each day.
Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at princes-trust.org.uk or on 0800 842 842.
Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide. The charity’s helpline provides a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them.
The service is available round the clock, every single day of the year and people can get in touch by phone, e-mail, text and face to face at one of the 201 branches across the UK and Ireland.
For more information on the Samaritans, please visit Samaritans.org