Rehau has pledged to raise thousands for its new chosen charity Scope, providing vital funds to support disabled people and their families.

The team at Rehau will be raising money for Scope until the end of 2019. The business chose to donate to this particular cause in late 2017, when the whole company was asked to nominate a charity. Scope was selected from four charities placed into a business-wide vote as the Rehau staff saw very clear connections between the values and principles of the two brands. 

Scope aims to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. 

By 2022, Scope aims to directly reach more than two million disabled people and their families each year with information, advice and support, as well as campaigning for equality and fairness.

Now everyone at Rehau is getting behind the fundraising efforts, with national and local activities planned across the country to help meet its ambitious target of £12,000.

The variety of fundraisers will culminate later this year when more than 30 staff from across the UK complete the Three Peaks Challenge in September.

So far a number of events have already taken place including – in July – at Rehau’s office in Slough when it hosted a stand at the Langley Carnival with a penalty shoot-out competition to raise money, alongside a cake sale and face painting, raising £156. And on July 21st Rehau’s two production facilities in Blaenau and Amlwch held a charity football match in Bangor. 

As well as the football, there was also a bouncy castle and face painter for children, stalls and refreshments, plus an auction to name the trophy. In the end it was named The Anthony McNally Trophy in memory of the former shift manager. All in all the event raised over £850. 

The year’s big fundraiser was the Three Peaks Challenge, a gruelling challenge which involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) over a two-day period. Challengers will walk 23 miles across the three peaks with a total ascent of more than 3000m, so training and preparation in the months leading up to the event is essential.

Over 30 Rehau staff also took part in the Challenge from 7-9th September. They all come from different departments and locations from across the UK, Ireland and Italy, reflecting the company-wide commitment to raising money for Scope. 

Other fundraising activities completed to date include dressing up for the royal wedding, a quiz, a Grand National sweepstake and a World Cup day in Slough.

Sergio Fonseca, HR director at Rehau, says: “Each year we support a charity as part of our CSR programme of activities, and this year our employees are going above and beyond with their fundraising efforts for Scope. Whether it’s taking on a huge personal challenge like the Three Peaks Challenge or making cakes for a bake sale, everyone is pulling together to achieve a common goal and there is a fantastic team spirit around the fundraising activities that is really special to be part of.  

“We set ourselves a big target for Scope, and with the drive and enthusiasm of our employees from around the country, we should meet it by the end of the year which will be of huge benefit to the charity and its work.”

Katy Miller, partnerships director at disability charity Scope, said: “We’re thrilled that Rehau has chosen to raise money for Scope, and wish the teams the best of luck in their challenge. Scope can only do the amazing work that it does thanks to the generous support we get from our partners and donors. We’re working to drive change in society so that disabled people have equality and fairness, but to achieve that, we all need to work together.”

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