The Ian Williams’ Foundation: Spring Round-Up
Established last year, the Ian Williams’ Foundation is an employee led team that manages the funding we provide for community investment, charitable donations and supports voluntary work nationally. The value equivalent of the foundation’s work exceeds £100,000. In the short time that the Foundation has been operational, over £3,800 in donations has been awarded to worthwhile causes. These include:
Dynamites Street Dance Crew: Bristol
The young dance squad has successfully qualified for the European and World Street Dance competitions in Germany and Glasgow. The cost of getting the dancers and support network to these locations for the duration of the competitions is over £15,000 which is why we’re delighted to have made a donation from the Foundation towards these costs.
Hollie Turner: Breast Cancer Now
As a specialist oncology pharmacist, Hollie Turner has seen first hand the impact that cancer has individuals and their families and friends. Hollie and her friend decided to run the Bath Half Marathon to raise money for Breast Cancer Now which funds research and helps those suffering from cancer. The Foundation made a donation of £150 towards their fundraising target.
Elliot Brown: MIND
Nottingham’s Painting Surveyor, Elliot Brown is in training for the Nottingham Half Marathon which takes place in September. Elliot is raising money for MIND, after seeing his girlfriend’s father pass away after a long running illness and battle with mental health issues. The Foundation donated £250.
Bounce Back is a charity and social enterprise focused on training and employment of ex-offenders. They have set up a small business to train individuals from Brixton prison in 3 separate works services, one of which is painting. Ian Williams’ Painting General Manager, Mark Said and his team in London have been working closely with Bounce Back to provide buddying/mentoring to help the process between training and going out into the real world. The Foundation made a donation of £250 to match the money donated by London Painting which will help fund the first training sessions and see individuals shadow foreman on site.