Rolls-Royce Motor Cars employees go the extra mile for local charity

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars employees go the extra mile for local charity

16.03.2015: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars employees raised over £20,000 for their chosen House Charity in 2014




Rolls-Royce Motor Cars employees raised over £20,000 for their chosen House Charity in 2014. The Parents and Carers Support Organisation (PACSO) currently supports 150 families in the Chichester and Arun districts who have a child with a disability.


The charity provides a wide variety of play and inclusive activities for local children including pre-school events and out-of-school holiday clubs, recognising the special role siblings play as ‘young carers’.


Rolls-Royce employees created some ingenious fundraising activities for the charity including abseiling down Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, Christmas bake-offs, sponsored runs and swims, as well as personalised hand-crafted leather and woodshop items which were sold at the company’s annual Family Day. Support was also provided through volunteering and public donations, matched by the company.


Clare Elkington, Chairperson at PACSO, said, “Rolls-Royce employees have really helped to put PACSO on the map. The fundraising will make a world of difference and means more disabled children and young people can now access our work. Some money has also been set aside to go towards a new play centre, which we hope to acquire soon.”


Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “Thanks to the efforts of our committed employees, the Rolls-Royce House Charity is making a lasting and positive contribution in our local community. We look forward to building on this success in 2015 (this sounds like you are supporting the charity this year, so maybe remove this or edit it?).”


Employees select a House Charity, every year, through a company-wide nomination process and will be supporting the Beneficial Foundation in 2015. Based in Portsmouth, the Foundation provides education, training and rehabilitation for people who, through either their social or economic circumstances, are in need. Trainees can gain nationally recognised qualifications through City & Guilds and develop important skills within all areas of Independent Living.


Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is also proud to support BEN, the UK’s dedicated charity for those who work, or have worked, in the automotive and related industries, as well as their dependents.



Pamela Dease- photo Rolls-Royce

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