2019’s Charity partner is with local mental health support charity, The Cellar Trust. The charity was voted for by ACS colleagues as the charity they would like to support in 2019. The charity helps people with mental health issues in the Bradford area build brighter futures and recover from times of hardship.
The cause is close to many hearts here at ACS and the work that the Cellar Trust do is so important. They provide crisis support around the clock, employment support and skill shops catered to develop confidence, social skills and specialist workplace skills. In 2019 we raised £19K for the Cellar Trust, alongside supporting them in other ways such as our volunteering initiative and giving them free access to our meeting spaces throughout the year.
The Cellar Trust exist simply because mental health problems exist – and they can affect anyone at any time. These problems can devastate people’s lives. The purpose of The Cellar Trust is to support people when they face these challenges and to empower them to move forwards to a brighter future.
This year we plan on smashing last year’s fundraising total of £30,000. We will be holding a number of events and activities throughout the year such as sports challenges, our annual fundraising week, bake sales and our monthly lunchtime quiz. If you would like to support us and want to follow our fundraising progress or provide us with things such as raffle prizes speak to your account manager.Find out our latest news
ACS IT Services Account Manager, Chris Gray, will be cycling in the London - Brighton Bike Ride on June 16th raising the money for Cellar Trust.
Resident ACS dare devil, Paul Myers, is set to do a charity climb of the Old Man of Hoy to raise money for the Cellar Trust. Standing at 449-foot (137m) and formed from Old Red Sandstone it is one of the tallest stacks in Britain.
On August 7th ACS colleagues are walking together with friends and family over the Yorkshire 3 peaks. They will journey across Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent in one day to raise money for the Cellar Trust.
On 29th September one of our Account Managers, Chris Gray, jumped out of a plane, 15,000ft in the air, in aid of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. The skydive took place at the Skydive GB centre in Bridlington.
On 29th September Account Manager, Rachel Ashton, ascended 5200ft in memory of her mum and ACS colleague Mark . Rachel walked 24 miles over the Yorkshire 3 peaks in aid of two charities, Breast Cancer Awareness and Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
On 22nd April 4 of our ACS employees and 3 friends kayaked the longest lakes in England, Coniston Water, Windermere and Ullswater in the Lake District, in under 12 hours.
12 ACS employees came together to become Yorkshire Warriors on 21st April to run the 10 k Yorkshire Warrior at Ripley Castle in Harrogate.