Sutton Coldfield-based TPN has 109 Member companies around the UK, each of which pledges £10 a month to the charity ‘pot’. At least half of the money must go to a charitable cause of the winning Member’s choice, although they are allowed to use part or all of the remainder to reward their TPN teams.
“The charities in question were chosen by the team,” says Eminence director Colin Burman. “I think most families are touched at some point by cancer, or the need for hospice care, so it was important for all of us to support this type of service.”
The John Eastwood Hospice Trust offers a range of palliative and emotional support services to patients and their carers, including counselling, complementary therapies and social work.
Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, emotional and personal support to people affected by cancer every year. The charity is there to support people during treatment, help with work and money worries, and listen when people need to talk about their feelings.
TPN MD Mark Duggan says: “We are very proud of our Charity Draw initiative. Our network is made up of more than 100 of the best transport companies in the UK and all of them are very committed to working in their local communities and all have favourite charities they support.
“The TPN Charity Drive is a way we can work collectively to raise funds and awareness for charities, but still keep that local connection between our Members and the causes that matter to them,” he says.
One regional Member of the TPN network will be randomly chosen each month to receive the pot and donate at least £500 to a cause of their choice.
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