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FedEx Volunteers Transform Southwark Young Carers Centre

September 22, 2014

LONDON, 17 September—On Saturday 6 September, a team of 11 FedEx volunteers donated their time as part of the ‘FedEx Cares’ initiative to transform the centre at Action for Children’s Southwark Young Carers service.

The volunteers spent more than 50 hours helping to clean and paint the centre, and give the garden a makeover.  With their assistance, Southwark Young Carers is able to continue its work to help ensure young carers have access to the same opportunities and experiences that other children often take for granted. 

This activity was part of the FedEx Cares program where team members across the world give back to their communities.  Through this initiative, FedEx supports a number of charitable organisations in the UK and around the world, including Action for Children in the UK, which they have supported for four years.

“I am really proud of our team members who are continually willing to give up their own time to support such worthwhile causes such as Southwark Young Carers,” says Trevor Hoyle, vice president, Operations, FedEx Express UK & Ireland.  “We encourage our team members to support their local communities, in which they live and work, and are keen to see ever-increasing support in this area, helping both individuals and charities.”

Sam Waizeneker, corporate fundraiser at Action for Children, says, “A huge thank you once again to FedEx volunteers for giving up their time to support our services in London.  Our young carers and their families are delighted with the new-look centre.”

For more information about FedEx Cares and the FedEx commitment to volunteerism and the communities it serves, please visit fedexcares.com.

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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.

 

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