Members of staff from Ogilvie Fleet’s Sheffield office are raising funds for two local charities by attempting to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. The challenge involves climbing three of Yorkshires biggest peaks in the space of 12 hours, which covers 25 miles and 5,200ft of ascent.
The five team members are helping to raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice and the Sheffield Wednesday FC Community Programme. St Luke’s helps people with incurable diseases by offering care and support to both the patient and their loved ones with the aim of giving them the best possible quality of life. The SWFC Community Programme promotes the development of cohesive communities around South Yorkshire and seeks to increase engagement, training provision and support amongst its residents. All raised funds will be split equally between the two charities.
The five team members will complete a clockwise route of Pen-y-ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m), three of the Yorkshire Dales biggest peaks.
Ogilvie Fleet have once again decided to support charities chosen by each of our local offices in lieu of the traditional corporate gifts. All four regions have chosen amazing charities that do life-changing work.
TinyLife is Northern Ireland’s premature baby charity and this year celebrates its 30th Anniversary as a small charity in NI. Formerly known as NIMBA, TinyLife provides practical and emotional support to the parents of premature and sick babies through our raft of Family Support Services.
The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND.
As a registered charity, Keech provide free, specialist care for adults in Luton and south Bedfordshire, and children from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes, who have life-limiting and terminal illnesses.
Charity, it is said, begins at home and Ogilvie Group, parent company of multi award-winning vehicle leasing and fleet management company Ogilvie Fleet, has donated £1,000 to help a member of staff change lives by printing 3D hands for people in need.
Stephen Davies, a computer aided design operator in the Swansea office of Ogilvie Fleet sister surveying company, Ogilvie Geomatics, started a fundraising campaign to raise £1,000 to buy a 3D printer that would allow him to print hands for children with wrists but no fingers or elbows.
In December 2017 Ogilvie Fleet took the decision to support a number of nominated charities chosen by each of their teams in lieu of providing corporate Christmas gifts. In response to this the Ogilvie Fleet Southern Sales Team nominated the London based charity for the homeless, Shelter from the Storm as their chosen beneficiary.
This year the number of people sleeping rough in England has risen for the sixth year in a row, according to the latest official figures. An estimated 4,795 people are bedding down outside in 2017, according to the snapshot survey, an increase of 16% on the previous year’s figure of 4,134, and more than double the 2010 figure and London accounts for over 23% of this figure.
Co-founded in 2007 by Sheila Scott in response to her recognition of the homeless issue in her Borough of Islington. Shelter from the Storm has grown from a small group of homeless guests seeking shelter in a local church to where it is today helping more than 40 guests with overnight shelter, food and advice, 365 days of the year.
Based in Islington, North London Shelter from the Storm help a broad spectrum of people who have fallen on hard times. Whether it’s an ex squaddie with post-traumatic stress compounded by alcoholism, a domestic worker kept in slavery or a young person thrown out by their family for being gay, or someone may have simply fallen through the cracks of society each guest is treated as an individual by a team of willing volunteers. With amazing skill, experience and love, they pick up the pieces from the human fallout; be it finding a doctor, a counsellor, a lawyer, training, a job. Each evening the guests sit down to eat together; a simple ritual for most, but for many of the guests at Shelter from the Storm this will be the first time they’ve experienced such an event since they left home.
The charity’s mission is simple - to house and support the homeless in London whoever they are.
It costs just £18 per guest per day to provide a warm bed, breakfast, a hot evening meal and a range of services including – laundry, showers, counselling, and legal clinic
Shelters from the Storm do not receive any funds or grants from Government bodies and relies entirely on generous donations to survive. Everything donation is used purely to keep offering their services to those who need them.