The Bestway Foundation has donated £100,000 to Save the Children – the proceeds from the Bestway Group’s annual Ascot Charity Race Day held in June.
The event was attended by 800 of Bestway’s suppliers, employees, the trade press and members of Save the Children.
Over 20 charities have benefited from funds raised through the event since it began in 1994, including Save the Children in 2004. It was chosen for a second time this year in recognition of the support the fund provides to children in need of education, health care and economic opportunities across the globe.
Commenting on the race day, Save the Children’s Partnerships & Philanthropy Director Sayyeda Salam said: “Thanks to the generosity of Bestway and their guests the day resulted in an amazing donation of £100,000 that will make a real difference to help us support children in the greatest need both in the UK and globally across education, healthcare and disaster relief.”
Bestway Group boss Zameer Choudrey added: “We are delighted to support the work of Save the Children for the second time – made even more special by the fact it’s the charity’s big 100th year anniversary this year.
“The Annual Ascot Charity Race Day is just one of the ways that Bestway Foundation gives back to people in need and we are very grateful to our supplier partners and colleagues for supporting this annual event and donating generously.”
The donation will enable Save the Children to support almost 400 children and their parents living in poverty in the UK, by providing the tools to help their learning at home, which they simply can’t afford. This includes educational toys, books, essentials, such as a table or a bed and advice and guidance for parents to engage in their child’s learning.