Tuesday 19 October 2010
Upbeats a success
The Charlton Upbeats is a bespoke programme delivered by the Charlton Athletic Community Trust for young people with Down's Syndrome and some £20,000 was raised at the hugely successful Charlton Upbeats fundraising dinner held at The Valley on 14th October.
The evening featured special guest speaker former Formula 1 World Champion Damon Hill, plus appearances from former Charlton manager Alan Curbishley, Charlton legends Keith Peacock and Steve Gritt plus a handful of the Upbeats members and families also attended.
RCS Chairman, Terry Carrigan said: "Corporate Social Responsibility underpins everything we do as a business, not just in supporting charities and good causes like tonight’s excellent event but also in doing the right thing by our staff, partners, customers and communities. We fully recognise that our activities can have significant social impacts on business and society and we work to ensure that we optimise the positive effects and to minimise adverse impacts on the environment.
"We’ve been quietly supporting charities and good causes for many years and the Charlton Upbeats initiative by the Charlton Athletic Community Trust is an inspiring project that we are delighted to be associated with.
Trust CEO Jason Morgan said: "It was a fantastic evening and I would like to thank everyone for their magnificent support of such a worthwhile project.
"The money raised tonight has guaranteed the immediate future of the Upbeats project and all of the young people with Down's Syndrome involved in the Upbeats and their parents are so grateful to everyone who supported the event."
Terry Carrigan concluded: "On behalf of everyone at RCS I would like to take this opportunity to offer the Charlton Upbeats every success for the future."
For more information about the Upbeats project please visit www.charltonupbeats.com