Following our anniversary announcement last week, we’re excited to officially launch our 12-month charity fundraising campaign, #AyjayChallenge25. Challenge25 will see Ayjay colleagues aim to raise vital funds for three charities close to the business, and close to our Co-Founder and Group Managing Director Jason Beament who sadly passed away in December 2020: RNLI, the Prince’s Trust and St David’s Hospice Care.
Our Chosen Charities
RNLI – Made up by 95% of volunteers, the RNLI is a charity that plays a vital role in promoting water safety and saving lives along the UK’s coastlines and waterways. Since being established in 1824, the RNLI has saved more than 143,000 lives. Simon Beament, Operations Director, commented: “Ayjay has raised funds on behalf of Jason for Tenby RNLI in the past, Tenby being a significant place for the family. We feel it right to continue to do so in Jason’s memory.”
St David’s Hospice Care – St David’s Hospice Care works with people and their families across South Wales and Mid Powys facing a progressive life-limiting illness which is no longer curable with free and comprehensive palliative care services. St David’s ensure patients are aware of all advice and support available to them during their end-of-life care. Andrew Hall, Managing Director, said: “It’s fair to assume most of us have been or will be affected by cancer in our lifetime, and this local organisation is more than a just cause for our help. Both Jason and I have raised significant amounts for cancer charities in the past and again these are local and always in need of support.
The Prince’s Trust – Since 1976, the Prince’s Trust has improved the lives of more than 1,000,000 young people across the UK. The Trust provides valuable funding for young entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds take their first steps in business. Craig Price, Technical Director, commented: “The Prince’s Trust supports young people to get their lives back on track and help get them into education employment and enterprise. All of our businesses need young people and apprentices to be the engineers of tomorrow and again Jason was someone who relished giving people opportunities.”