This summer, EKFB is proud to have raised a brilliant £15,768 for a plethora of local charities across Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, and Buckinghamshire.
Our team is passionate about making a difference to people’s lives and the areas we work in, and so, our annual fundraising event ‘Race the Trace,’ was born in 2021. This fundraiser allows us to give back to our local communities and support charities that are close to our works and close to our hearts. To date, EKFB has raised more than £36,000 for charity.
EKFB’s Social Value and Legacy Manager, Elena Gonzalez, said: “Race the Trace keeps on getting bigger and better; not only it brings benefits to our people from exercising and coming together to play several team activities, but it raises money as the teams log their points into our dedicated platform. This in turn raises money for local causes close to our works. It’s the perfect combination of promoting wellbeing internally whilst creating positive impacts locally. Amazing job by the EKFB team and suppliers involved and thanks to the charities for working closely with us.”
Our chosen charities for 2023 are:
West Northants Food Larders (Hope) – Hope Community Larders – Hope Centre (northamptonhopecentre.org.uk)
Oxford Hospitals Charity (Children’s Oncology Ward) - Children's Hospital | Oxford Hospitals Charity (hospitalcharity.co.uk)
Pace Charity - Pace Homepage - Pace (thepacecentre.org)
St Peter’s Brackley Charity -Parish Church | St Peter's Church, Brackley | England (stpetersbrackley.org.uk)
Animal Antiks Charity - Animal Antiks | Animal Assisted Learning
Lindengate Charity - Home Page - Lindengate
Race the Trace was launched three years ago and has gained great momentum every year since. Every June, our delivery and route wide teams, including our supply chain, to go head-to-head to (virtually) race the length of EKFB’s line of route, around 80km, to raise money for charity though a range of different sports and activities such as running, dancing and hiking – just to name a few. The aim is for our people to get moving and have fun whilst doing it. As well as raising money for local charities along our line of the HS2 route, our teams benefit from being active both physically and mentally. It’s also a great opportunity for our people to get to know each other better.
This year, we recorded an astonishing 4236 activities from over 450 participants from across the organisation. Well done to everyone who took part and went above and beyond to raise money for these amazing causes.