PWS’ Blood, Sweat & Gears charity project has been rewarded with the national accolade of “Challenge Event of the Year’ at the prestigious UK Business Charity Awards.
The PWS project was commended at the awards ceremony for raising £314,000 with its “inspiring and exceptional project delivered by a relatively small business”. The challenge saw an endurance-cycling team of staff, friends, and four veterans, over 320 punishing miles across South Africa in April 2016, in aid of the Help For Heroes charity.
The company wasn’t short of competitors at the awards evening, with large corporations, such as Lloyds Banking Group, The Royal Mail, and Wolseley Group also having been nominated for the honour.
Commenting on the team’s recent accolade, CEO, Mark Stephenson stated “I am so proud that the Blood Sweat & Gears’ challenge has been recognised as best in class. To stand out amongst large companies is something very special and is testament to the commitment and energy of everyone connected with the challenge.”
Michaela Slay, project manager at Help For Heroes, added “We are delighted that PWS’ incredible project has been recognised at a national level. Historically PWS’ donation of adapted kitchens has supported our beneficiaries’ long-term wellbeing whilst their commitment to vocational training gives veterans a real focus for their move to civilian employment.
“However, with their Blood Sweat & Gears’ challenge they have created amazing opportunities to support beneficiaries suffering with mental health issues, enabling us to change more veterans’ lives and, in some cases, save lives over the next three years.”PWS | pws.co.uk