Colleagues from PGL’s headquarters in Ross-on-Wye have been busy fundraising in support of local young people’s charity Hope Support Services.

Thanks to a range of activities to kick off their initial twelve-month partnership, the workers from the UK’s leading outdoor education activity provider were able to handover over almost £2,000 raised to the charity.

Hope Support Services was registered as a charity in 2010 to provide support for young people aged between five and twenty-five who have a loved one with a serious or life-threatening illness.

The donation will now allow the charity to provide a range of different outreach services in the local area. 

The CEO of Hope Support Services, Michael Sharp, said: “We were extremely delighted that the team at the PGL offices chose us as their charity of the year. 

“It is vital donations like these that allow us to continue to provide much needed support to young people in Ross-on-Wye, across Herefordshire and throughout the UK.”

The amount raised by the team could provide venue hire for up to 80 weekly group support sessions for young people in crisis or pay for 33 young people to take an accredited training course. 

The team at PGL’s offices on Penyard Lane in Ross-on-Wye held a number of events from cake sales to an auction of old activity equipment, which brought in the £2,000 in donations.

In addition to the funds, PGL also donated 100 Easter eggs to Hope Support Services. These have been given to children across Herefordshire, whether in one to one sessions, youth groups and children supported at St Michael’s Hospice, providing a little Easter cheer.

The ESG Manager for PGL, Kathryn Beaumont, said: “As a company that works to enrich the lives of young people every day, we absolutely appreciate the work that Hope provides to young people who are facing tough and tragic personal circumstances.

“By raising these funds we know they will be able to provide some help and support away from the distress they face.”