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Bunzl employees fundraise for Springboard Charity Peru Trek

Thursday December 10, 2015

UK based hospitality charity Springboard are running a once in a lifetime community project to bring light and education to an isolated school in Peru. The trip will involve an arduous trek through a remote part of the Andes, camping on route, and then undertaking the task of installing solar panels in a school which currently has no electricity or power. The project, which will bring light, improve education through the gift of computers, and will provide other benefits to the school and the local community, takes place in March next year.

Last month, Bunzl Catering and Hospitality Division held an internal competition for staff to apply to take part in the event, with two places available. The chosen participants, Chris Rice and Rachel Johnson, are aiming to raise £3,200 each in sponsorship money by completing fundraising activities.

Chris and Rachel are both part of the Bunzl Catering Supplies team and are looking to complete a range of fundraising activities, both in the office and outside. Fundraising efforts will be documented through our blog and on our Twitter. Follow for all the latest updates.

Chris Rice Bunzl Catering Supplies

Chris Rice

You can visit Chris’ JustGiving page here:

Rachel Johnson Bunzl Catering Supplies

Rachel Johnson

You can visit Rachel’s JustGiving page here:


To raise much needed funds for the trip, Springboard are also encouraging companies to sponsor pages in their ‘Calendar Girls’ style 2016 calendar. The chance to sponsor a month ends on Friday 11th December, so secure your month now. Read more here: Springboard Calendar PDF.

Chris and Rachel welcome any and all donations.

Do you have a suggestion for a fundraising activity? Comment in the box below.