Goodyear Dunlop Overhauls Charity Target Early
Goodyear Dunlop has celebrated surpassing its charity fundraising target, having raised £52,000 to build a new playground at Birmingham Children’s Hospital eight months ahead of schedule. The money has been raised through employee fund raising, company match funding and public events. Birmingham Children’s Hospital corporate fundraising manager, Fidelis Hynam said, “We have been exceptionally impressed by the fund raising efforts and commitment of Goodyear Dunlop and its employees and it is no surprise they have smashed their target so early.
“For the CAMHS patients and their families this dedicated outdoor space is a dream come true. With the average stay of a CAMHS patient being six months it is very important to have their own space where they can let off steam and importantly have fun. We cannot thank Goodyear Dunlop enough.”
When discussing the company’s community initiative, Goodyear Dunlop Group managing director Mark Brickhill said, “Community programmes such as this are a great way to get employees from across the company working together to benefit a good cause whilst developing their business skills.
“From our experience there are great benefits in offering support and encouragement to employees who chose to volunteer, whether it be for charity projects such as this or helping students at local secondary schools. We have found that employees who volunteer build on their leadership skills, coaching and communications skills offering benefit to the company and the local community.” Birmingham Children’s Hospital has been the company’s corporate charity for the past two years with their support reaching £95,000 since the partnership began. Highlights of Goodyear Dunlop’s fundraising include charity balls, tyre rolls, car rallies and a Birmingham to Paris bike ride.