:Venners Business Development Director, Dave Fitzgerald, is currently raising money for the Springboard Charity which helps young, disadvantaged and unemployed UK citizens find sustainable employment in hospitality, leisure and tourism (one of our few strong growth industries). The Springboard Charity gives these people the opportunity of a bright career – an opportunity that they would otherwise never have.
In the process Dave has hosted several charity BBQs – including 2 at Venners Harlow office that were well supported by staff – and is taking part in Springboard’ s Peru Trek. “Springboard’s goal via their organised trek is to raise over £100,000 – enabling over 70 young, unemployed and disadvantaged people to receive vital training and the support they need to move into life-changing employment in hospitality & leisure which in turn helps the sector address its skill shortages and improves its reputation as a great employer!”, says Dave.
When my my boss Trevor, challenged me to join Springboard’s trek and confirmed Venners would pay the cost so that every penny I raise goes directly to Springboard’s worthy cause, I simply couldn’t say no. I am very grateful for my opportunity to work in this great industry here in Great Britain and realise I am extremely privileged to do so. As such, I want to help raise awareness of Springboard and create as many opportunities for less fortunate UK citizens as I can”
So between the 26th Oct – 4th Nov, Dave is embarking on a journey to Mach Picchu along the remote Lares Trail, enjoying/enduring basic camping/living conditions; long drop loos and demanding physical activity in extreme temperatures, climate and altitude. Furthermore he has to to meet all of his work commitments, earn the necessary “home life credit” with his young family and raise at least £3,500 in the process! “It’s true, I love a challenge but I am going to need a lot of support to get through this and reach my target” added Dave.
For further information and the opportunity to sponsor Dave & Springboard in their quest visit.