The staff at The Fair Trade Practice are set to stage their own version of the kitsch popular 1970s BBC’s “It’s A Knock Competition” to raise money for the Help for Heroes Charity. The Fair Trade Practice, with over 100 employees is based in Fareham and is one of the UK’s leading claims management specialists.
The Fair Trade Practice “It’s a knockout” event to be held on Friday 17th August at the Everyone Active Fareham Leisure Centre, who have kindly allowed the company to use their facilities for free, will begin with a minutes silence to remember the fallen before the fund raising event gets into full swing.
The company, who have given their staff a half day off to compete in the event, have set each of them a personal challenge of raising a minimum of £50 through sponsorship from family and friends. It promises to be a fun, wet and robustly fought inter-department competition. The company aims to raise £5,000 for the charity.
Help for Heroes’ current focus is the creation of Defence Recovery Centres, which provide the facilities to support the two key parts of the recovery process: holistic life skill courses and activities to get the wounded, injured and sick back out doing what they enjoy the most.
From learning new skills, to accessing psychological, financial, employment, prosthetic and support, the Recovery Centres are a “one stop welfare shop” for our wounded and their families.
Commenting on his company’s charity fundraising, Managing Director Mark Lance said, “With such a strong local connection to the Armed Forces and with several of our staff ex-forces personnel. We wanted to do our bit to raise money for Help for Heroes Defence Recovery Centres initiative.”
The idea for supporting the Help for Heroes came from a member of staff – Simon Haliday who served in the Royal Navy. The company has also pledged to donate a £1 for any new claim from customers with a Portsmouth postcode from the day of the event until the end of the year.