As part of our 25th-anniversary year, we set ourselves a challenge to raise £25,000 for charities.

This was to be a combination of fundraising activities carried out by customers and staff who could then apply to the Group’s Charity Fund for match funding. Over the last few months, there have been some fabulous fundraising events and activities carried out, which has seen a massive £31,900 being donated to national and local charities.

So we have smashed the target. Well done, everyone! Some of the charities supported over the last couple of months are Alzheimer’s Research UK, British Heart Foundation, food banks at Penwortham, Fylde and South Ribble, Macmillan Cancer Support, Trinity Palliative Care Services, and Brian House Children’s Hospice. There is still a bit of funding available in the Charity Fund for this year, so it is not too late to apply.

Hopefully, we will get to the revised target of £35,000. 

To read more about all the fundraising that has taken place, please visit twentyfive. progressgroup.org.uk.

The Charity Fund is something that we have every year to help support local fundraising activities, so if you are planning any fundraising yourself, please contact the Progress Involvement Team at community@ progressgroup.org.uk or on 03333 204555 and ask for an application form.