A team of eight NCP staff including CEO Jo Cooper and Chairman Gordon Parsons, has completed a trek across the Great Wall of China for the organisation’s corporate charity, the Prince’s Trust. In the process, the group of eight managed to raise £25,693 for the charity.
Each of the team walked 100 km, climbed a total height of 2,800 metres (including an ascent of 1,200 metres on the first day the challenge – the equivalent of scaling Ben Nevis).
The completion of this most recent challenge took the total raised by staff over the £150,000 mark in the five years since The Prince’s Trust became NCP’s corporate charity.
In 2015 a team took part in the “Husky Challenge,” as two members of the NCP team spent 10 gruelling days sledding in Arctic conditions and raised £11,000. Alongside the staff fundraising efforts, NCP staff have also taken part in other volunteering activities and mentoring, such as mock interview workshops to help young people build confidence and help them into the workplace.
Jo Cooper, Chief Executive of NCP said: “Partnering with a well respected and known charity has become a cornerstone of NCP’s internal culture and a way for the team here to put something back into the communities that we operate in.
“From taking on fundraising challenges to more directly benefitting the young people that The Prince’s Trust supports, the commitment that the staff of NCP has made is truly inspiring. Seeing my colleagues embrace this partnership and put their hearts and souls into making it a success that inspired me to take on this challenge.”