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Midnight Dream Walk

Dream walk for youngsters with cancer raises more than £3k.

Members of UKPC participated in the Thomas Ball Children's Cancer Fund annual Midnight Dream Walk last month, which aims to fundraise for 12 children suffering from cancer to go to Euro Disney at Christmas. It costs £1000 for a family to have a 3 day break at Euro Disney.

TBCCF is a chosen charity partner for UK Parking Control and the team helped raised more than £3000.

For more information on TTBCCF Click here >

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700 miles in 7 days

The UKPC cycle team raised £12,000 in the fight against cancer!.

A novice team of three cyclists from UKPC took on the epic challenge of visiting 8eight of the UK's largest shopping centres in 7 days, riding a gruelling 700 miles in that time to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support in providing essential services in the fight against cancer.

The team raised a whopping £12,000.

For more information on Macmillan Cancer Support Click here >

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operation Christmas child

UKPC are happy to have helped to brighten up the world of 31 children this Christmas!.

A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal.

We are a part of helping to change children's lives all over the world through the power of a simple gifts with Operation Christmas Child.

For more information on Samaritan's Purse Click here >

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RIDE FOR MAG

Cycling 440km across Sri Lanka for Mines Advisory Group

UKPC donated £200 to Anthony Begley toward his Cycle Sri Lanka 2016 between 06/02/2016 and 14/02/2016 because people still die every day because of landmines. MAG clear landmines and destroy weapons to save and improve lives worldwide. To find out more about their work and to help their cause please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/mag

the Golden Hour...

…the difference between life and death is often a fast flying helicopter with appropriate landing facilities.

UKPC have committed £1800 per year to help towards keeping the County Air Ambulance Trust fund a total of over thirty air ambulances providing essential emergency cover in England, Wales and Scotland.

If you would like to help keep the Air Ambulances airborne please click here >>

Life saving equipment

UKPC are donate a mini iPad in aid of the NHS Scannappeal Annual Golf Day on the 10th June 2015.

Scannappeal raises funds to purchase life-saving equipment for Amersham, Stoke Mandeville, Wycombe and Community Hospitals which serve people living in Buckinghamshire and neighbouring parts of Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire

If you would like to help Scannappeal please click here >>

REACHING OUT

UKPC help Chai ‘Signature’ Dinner raise £1.1m

The event was attended by a record breaking 640 guests, raising the much needed funds for Chai Cancer Care to provide its vital services to those in the community affected by a cancer diagnosis. Chai currently supports 2052 cancer patients and their families helping them to live with and beyond cancer.

Donate now and make a real difference to people coping with the effects of cancer >>

Lofty Ambitions

UKPC raise £200 to help schoolboy

In 2015, 16 year old John Mercer will travel to the mountains of Bolivia to build a greenhouse in a village which is at such a great altitude that it is impossible to grow certain foods without the use of such a facility. The costs of this project would not normally be affordable to the village but through the volunteering efforts of this intrepid young man to raise £4000, it is hoped that lives can be not just improved but transformed.

To help John realise his target click here >>

Wear It Pink!

UKPC team raise £593 for the Breast Cancer Research

Always up for a bit of fun the UKPC team raised a whopping £593 within the office for the ‘Look Good, Do Good” campaign. The challenge was for everyone to wear as much pink as possible whilst still looking remotely trendy…. a tough task for the male participants. Nevertheless we exceeded our target and had a laugh along the way.

If you’d like to get involved click here >>

Helping the Homeless

UKPC team raise more than £800 for the Windsor Homeless Project

Six members of the UKPC team swapped their comfy beds for a night in a box to take part in Windsor's first Sleep Out, organised by the Windsor Homeless Project, which aimed to raise money for the cause and to raise awareness of homelessness in the town. We also came second place in the 'Vamp My Box’ competition decorating ours with numerous poignant quotes about the tragedy of homelessness.

For more information on the sleep out click here >>

UKPC Helping Fight Prostrate Cancer

Action Challenge 2014

Jen Harrison, wife of UKPC Commercial Director Stuart Harrison and sponsored by UKPC, raised £665 for her participation in the 2014 Thames Path Challenge. This is an annual event with participants walking 100km from Putney Bridge to Henley and it’s no walk in the park! If you’d like to get involved visit http://www.actionchallenge.com fundraising for more information.

UKPC Pledges £1500 to Book Bus Foundation

Donations help make books accessible to thousands of children in Zambia and Malawi.

The Book Bus has been providing books, library facilities and reading support to disadvantaged children since 2008. There is a real hunger to read for pleasure, for information, and to supplement textbooks yet there remains a terrible lack of books, especially in rural areas. Thanks to the support of donors the Book Bus is helping children to improve their literacy and increase their opportunities for the future. TO make a donation click here >>

STARLIGHT CHILDRENS FOUNDATION

UKPC - Helping to to brighten the lives of seriously and terminally ill children.

Starlight is a charity close to everyone's heart at UKPC and so we have signed up to give regular donations in order to help provide entertainment in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. All Starlight's activities are aimed at distracting children from the pain, fear and isolation caused by their illness. Starlight recieves neither government nor lottery funding and relies entirely on funding of outside sources.

Want to help? To make a donation to Starlight please click here >>

HELL RUNNER 2014

The UKPC team tackles trail running at its toughest.

Enduring 12 miles of challenging but enjoyable off-road running and tough, twisting trails culminating in the ascent of the famed Hills of Hell and the Bog of Doom! Rupert, Simon and Tom raised £250 for Dream Flights., a charity close to our hearts that changes young lives through taking seriously ill and disabled children, without their parents, on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida.

For more information on Dream Flights click here >>

UKPC RAISE £250 FOR WISEMAN TRUST

Our top golfers attended the Wiseman Golf Evening at Top Golf, Watford.

Managing Director Rupert Williams, Simon Hill and Stuart Harrison raised £250 to help fund research into Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS), a disorder which affects (and very often kills) identical twins in the very early stages of life.

For more information and to see how youcan get involved in the upcoming Wiseman Trust events click here >>

UKPC WIN DMUK EFFECTIVE ENFORCEMENT AWARD

On the 5th September 2013 Disable Motoring UK hosted their annual awards at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire.

UK Parking Control won the prestigious highly commended Effective Enforcement award, open to all local authority and private operators enforcing Blue Badge off-street parking operations.

UKPC are very proud to be recognised by DMUK for our diligence in making parking easier for those that need it most.

“Dear UKPC, Thank you so much for your valued support of our awards, we could not have done it with out you! From everyone at DMUK.”

Read all about it here >>

CANCER RESEARCH UK RACE FOR LIFE

On the 16th June 2013 a team of UKPC staff called ‘The Pink Parkers’ joined together to become cancer's worst nightmare! The UKPC team, Taylor, Gerogia, Anastasia, Lucy, Louis, Rebecca and Shirley all ran the 5k race in under one hour raising money for Cancer Research UK.

They raised 300% of their target, raising £900 for Cancer Research UK and an additional £222.50 in gift aid. Events like Race for Life are vital in funding Cancer Research UK's life-saving work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer.

It was a fun run, for a great cause. Take that Cancer!

Cancer survival rates have doubled in the last 40 year. Thanks to better treatments and earlier diagnosis, there have been huge improvements in cancer survival over recent decades. To find out more about Cancer Research UK click here >

ST. LAWRENCE HOME OF HOPE

UKPC continue to support St. Lawrence Home of Hope, a non-profit, faith based organisation working with ‘street children’ in Zambia.

The organisation was founded and is run by Catholic Women's League of Lusaka. The aim is to rescue children from the vicious cycle of homelessness, rehabilitate them and their families, and to reintegrate them back into their home environment.

With recent donations, the charity has added two new rooms that can accommodate 20 boys, bought clothes, new beds and bedding, paid for school fees and are looking forward to a Christmas Party this year. UKPC are proud to be part of this organisation.

For more information on St. Lawrence Home of Hope click here >

NATIONAL BENEVOLENT FUND FOR THE AGED (NBFA)

Assisting the Elderly, is a small registered charity based in central London.

They work with local charities and services supporting older people directly and they refer or recommend them for their programmes. They are also members of a number of networks and policy groups including the Age Action Alliance and the Campaign to end Loneliness.

UKPC Support NBFA by sending them all of our used postage stamps which NBFA can exchange by weight in return for a donation.

To find out more click here >

3 PEAKS CHALLENGE

On the 13th -14th July 2012 UKPC decided to take on the 3 Peaks Challenge to rase money for the Wessex Heart Foundation.

Our mission was to climb the 3 highest mountains in Great Britain within 24 hours to raise money for the Wesses Heart Foundation.

We started in Scotalnd at 5pm Friday 13th July, climbed Ben Nevis which is 1344m high. Then drove to climb the Scafell Pike in the Lake District which is 978m high, and finally climbing with Mount Snowdon in Wales which is 1085m. That is a total of 3407 metres of climbing in under 24 hours!

We won’t lie, it was a tough task - but for a very worthy cause. The Wessex Heartbeat is one of the region's major charities and exists to support the work of the Wessex Cardiac Centre (WCC), one of the UK's leading heart treatment centres. You can see all the great work they do on their website http://www.heartbeat.co.uk/

As a team we successfully completed this by 4pm on Saturday 14th July and are proud to say we have raised over £5,000 for charity.

UKPC PIRATES STRETCH TO VICTORY

Raising over £200 for the Hospice Charity.

Once again, the UKPC Pirates did their bit for charity and raised over £200 for The Hospice Charity, coming 3rd out of 29 entries in the Annual Buckinghamshire Stretcher Race. A great day and a worthwhile cause!

Help the Hospices wants everyone at the end of their life to have access to the best possible care – we offer services to support hospices and palliative care professionals as they support their patients.

UKPC DRAGON BOAT RACE VICTORY

Raising over £500 for the Dreamflight Charity.

We recently entered and won the annual Windsor Dragon Boat race and raised over £500 for Dreamflight.

Dreamflight is a registered UK charity that changes young lives through taking seriously ill and disabled children, without their parents, on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida.

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