EG Group, a leading global petrol forecourt retail convenience operator, has donated £34,409 to The Fire Fighters Charity, after making it its first charity for 2022.
Blackburn-based EG Group has been collecting donations on behalf of the Charity since the start of January. It has hosted several employee-led fundraising events, collections on its network of forecourt and food service locations across the UK and a number of other activities.
It has also utilised its sites to promote the Charity’s important work.
Every year, The Fire Fighters Charity provides support for thousands of fire and rescue service personnel and their families, and this partnership gave the two organisations the opportunity to work together in raising greater awareness of the vital support on offer to the fire services community.
Meanwhile, several staff members from EG Group went above and beyond to fundraise, with a Car Wash, a Valentine’s Day event hosted by Cinnabon at EG’s Head Office in Blackburn, an employee fasting for a day in aid of the Charity and another colleague taking part in the ‘London Winter Walk’ – a 26-mile walking challenge.
Ruth Powell, Director of Engagement and Fundraising at The Fire Fighters Charity, said: ‘We’re so grateful to EG Group and all of its employees for this incredibly generous donation.
‘EG Group staff and members of the public have really gone the extra mile to support us over the last four months, and the results speak for themselves. These valuable funds will go a long way towards helping our fire and rescue service community, providing them with the support that they deserve.
‘On behalf of everyone at The Fire Fighters Charity, I want to say a huge thank you to all involved along the way and we look forward to working with EG Group again in the future.’
Mohammed Tayab, Food & Beverage Director – Europe at EG Group, said: ‘We are proud to have raised such a fantastic amount of money for The Fire Fighters Charity, our first charity partner of 2022. Thank you to all those who donated and got involved in fundraising, as well as helping to raise awareness of all the incredible work that the charity does on a daily basis.’