On Wednesday 2nd October 2019 we celebrated an incredibly special event- the official launch of The Billington Foundation. We are delighted to announce that we raised over £50,000!
The evening was a huge success as 400 guests joined us to celebrate the landmark occasion for the Group at an incredible venue, the Liverpool Cathedral. The launch was hosted by the fantastic Marcus Brigstock and was a night to remember with surprise entertainment from the amazing Tony Hadley! It was fantastic to see our partners, family, friends & employees from across all our businesses to attend this fabulous occasion.
We have had an exciting journey over the last 12 months launching our Foundation with a dedicated team creating an independent charity foundation which received it’s charity status this week. We are now registered with the Charity Commission and for those of you that wish to follow our progress you will find us under the charity number 1185558.
The Billington Group has been passionate about supporting charities throughout the UK for many years but we wanted to create a legacy of our own. We are looking forward to making a big difference through helping young people by developing their skills and capabilities as we believe a good start in life is the most effective way to improve our society. The first job for the foundation was to find a charity partner and we aligned with Buttle UK as they perfectly match our mission, which is to relieve poverty and improve the lives of children and young people.
To support the foundation internally, last September we established a charity champion committee made up of employees from each of our sites who have already generated a fantastic £46,000 in fundraising. To date these funds have already helped 34 children through Chances for Children grants and have also helped 119 children have a better night’s sleep with a Bed for Kids campaign.
So with the money raised on Wednesday and what has been fundraised across the sites so far we have had an amazing start to the year having given just under £100,000 to Buttle UK. The rest of the funds will continue to be distributed across all of our business locations.
As a Group we are extremely excited to continue the great fundraising efforts so far and look forward to updating you on what we get up to!