APC chooses The Footprints Foundation as charity of the year
APC Technology Group has named The Footprints Foundation as its chosen charity to support for the coming financial year.
The Footprints Foundation, founded and chaired by Bob Holt OBE, tackles problems faced by vulnerable young and elderly people in the UK and globally, with a particular focus on projects in South Africa.
Support for the charity is in the form of volunteering and hands on help as well as financial assistance in order to:
- Nurture and up skill young people through learning opportunities and self esteem development
- Promote community inclusion amongst elderly people
- Support individuals suffering from major or life limiting illness
- Develop and safeguard children who have been orphaned
APC Technology Group and its staff have pledged to raise funds through various activities throughout the year in order to sponsor an upcoming project.
As experts in the design, specification and distribution of specialist electronic components, lighting technologies and connectivity products – APC are raising funds to sponsor the provision of electrical services at the Khaya Centre in Johannesburg. The centre educates and feeds hundreds of children every day as well as providing pastoral care.
APC staff have launched their fundraising efforts with a charity tuck box, raffle and a sponsored marathon walk in London this September.
Richard Hodgson, CEO of APC Technology Group
I am delighted that we are supporting The Footprints Foundation. Our property technology group of companies manage the delivery of complex LED lighting and smart building projects and in our everyday lives it is easy to take for granted the value that reliable electricity and lighting can deliver. The charity’s direct action approach reflects the ‘can do’ attitude of our staff so it is really rewarding to know that the Khaya Centre will directly benefit from our fundraising efforts.
Bob Holt, OBE, Founder and Chairman of The Footprints Foundation
We are absolutely delighted Richard Hodgson and APC Technology Group are sponsoring the electrical provision in the Khaya Centre we support in South Africa. This centre is the sole community provision in the area of Lehae. The centre educates and feeds hundreds of children every day as well as providing pastoral care. The centre is an engineering award constructed from metal containers. We have grown to admire the determination of the people and their desire to rise from the AIDS epidemic, as well as the political problems of the past. We support great communities who have nothing. Our commitment is to improve lives from impossible situations. We are delighted to work with Richard and APC on this project, as their values as an organisation align with our work in South Africa.