BCTG staff and families raise funds for earthquake victims with 5-mile Bridgnorth walk
Staff from Midlands training group BCTG and have raised more than £1,000 by taking part in a 5-mile walk with their families to aid victims of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria earlier this year.
BCTG chairman Chris Luty is a member of the Bridgnorth Lions who organise an annual walk and marathon event in the Shropshire town.
He said: “BCTG supports a range of charities every year and it just made sense to invite my colleagues to take part in the Bridgnorth Walk and Marathon, which I helped organise this year.
“We chose to support UNICEF’s work helping the tens of thousands of people affected by the devastating earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria in February.
“UNICEF is especially concerned for the safety and wellbeing of children who have lost their homes, those who are sleeping rough, and those who have been separated from their families.”
Mr Luty explained that the May Day event had been a great success, with 52 BCTG staff and their families taking part.
He said: “It was a brilliant day, when BCTG joined a total of around 700 walkers and runners taking part and raising a grand total estimated at more than £75,000 for a wide range of good causes.
“I am proud of the contribution of our team from BCTG, who took part in the 5-mile Family Walk, and hope to make our participation a regular event.”
Oldbury-based BCTG and its sister company PTP pledge thousands of pounds to local, national and international charities and initiatives every year while staff are encouraged to get involved with good causes across the region.
BCTG Group is a West Midlands-based training organisation which supports almost 10,000 young people and adults each year.
The group has ten sites in Birmingham, the Black Country, Staffordshire and Derbyshire, and includes PTP Training, trading as Performance Through People, BCTG Ltd, Eurosource Solutions, BCTG Skills Centres, Further Training and The Apprenticeship Works.
The group offers 166 different types of apprenticeship, 84 different adult upskilling and reskilling courses and 27 pre-apprenticeship programmes for 16 to 18-year-olds.
These include everything from healthcare and early years care to construction, engineering, manufacturing and logistics, through to business skills in IT, management and team leading.