FedEx Team Members Dedicate 1,000 Hours To Supporting Disadvantaged Children, Young People and Families
Over £6,000 Raised for Action for Children Through a Series of Charity and Fundraising Activities
LONDON, Monday 09 January 2017—Volunteers from FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), dedicated 1,000 hours to charity and fundraising activities for Action for Children over the course of 2016.
As part of FedEx Cares, the company’s global volunteer programme, more than 160 team members from the FedEx Express UK Sales teams gave their time to support the UK’s most disadvantaged children and adults. With activities including painting, cleaning and gardening, team members rolled up their sleeves to brighten up and transform Action for Children facilities in Newcastle, Bristol, Worcester, Liverpool and Cambridge. A member of one of the Sales teams even became an independent visitor for Action for Children in the UK, mentoring disadvantaged young children.
“We are proud and inspired by the team who have given up so much of their own time to support such a worthwhile cause. We’re incredibly pleased to have reached our 1,000 hours target and we look forward to delivering hope to many more children and adults in 2017,” said Neil Parlett, senior account executive at FedEx Express.
In addition, team members fundraised a total of £6,259 for the charity through a series of activities, including completing the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge, cycling all the way from Brussels to Amsterdam, completing the Worksop Halloween Half Marathon and ‘sleeping rough’ for a night as part of ‘Byte Night’, the national sleep-out event.
FedEx has been supporting Action for Children since 2010. These volunteer efforts are part of the company’s wider commitment to improving communities through FedEx Cares. The company’s global giving platform through which FedEx will invest US$200 million in more than 200 global communities by 2020 to create opportunities and deliver positive change around the world. Local volunteers supplement and enrich these community investments. For more information, visit fedexcares.com.
Mary O’Hagan, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Action for Children, said: “We are very grateful to FedEx Express for all of their support of Action for Children. The incredible fundraising and volunteering which we have seen this year, particularly from the Sales teams, has been more than we could ever have expected. We look forward to continuing to work with FedEx Express to help some of the most disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.”
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $58 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 400,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit https://about.van.fedex.com.
About Action for Children
Action for Children works directly with more than 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers each year. With 650 services throughout the UK, we are in communities where you live and work. We help transform the lives of thousands of children and young people each year and we’ve been doing so for 145 years. For more information, visit www.actionforchildren.org.uk or follow us on Twitter @actnforchildren.