This year marks 100 years since the inception of ‘Fitzpatrick and Son’, which later became VolkerFitzpatrick. To celebrate its centenary, the business is making donations to three of its key charity partners.
VolkerFitzpatrick has been a Patron of CRASH charity since 2015, supporting several of their construction projects for homelessness charities and hospices, along the way. In 2019, a team of volunteers from the business refurbished the lounge of Caritas Anchor House in London, returning again last year to revamp the dining area.
This year, the business is donating £10,000 to support CRASH’s work with Emmaus Village Cartlon in Bedforshire – a charity offering active support to formerly homeless people.
Raleigh International is a youth-driven organisation, supporting a global movement of young people to take action. Working globally to promote the role of young people in decision making and civil society, creating meaningful youth employment and enterprise, protecting vulnerable environments, combating climate change, and ensuring the right to safe water and sanitation. In previous years, volunteers from VolkerFitzpatrick have travelled overseas to work on projects, such as the construction of a school in a remote area of Costa Rica to enable more young children to participate in education.
Unfortunately, travel restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, have prevented the team from participating in a similar project this year, so the business has instead made a donation of £10,000 to support the charity’s vital work.
VolkerFitzpatrick has entered into a partnership with children's charity, Save the Children. The business will undertake fundraising activities and provide ongoing financial support to the charity, including an initial donation of £10,000 to support children around the world to reach their full potential. Save the Children and VolkerFitzpatrick are exploring how the business can offer pro-bono technical expertise and advice to support the organisation’s construction projects, as part of the next stage of the partnership.
Richard Offord, managing director of VolkerFitzpatrick, said: “Our partnerships with charities such as Raleigh International, CRASH Charity and Save the Children are extremely important to us. These organisations share our values of hard work, striving for success and caring for one another. I can think of no better way to mark our 100th anniversary than by supporting their invaluable work.”
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