Marshall Young Persons Group raises money for Blue Smile


01-02-2012

Members of the Marshall Young Persons Group and Terry Holloway, Group Support Executive, presented a cheque to Amanda Langford and Annabel Brunner of Blue Smile yesterday (Tues) at Marshall Head Office.

2011 was ‘The year of the Blue Smile’ for the Marshall Young Persons Group as they took on this fledgling charity as their charity of the year, setting themselves a target to raise £5,000.

Events organised included a T20 cricket match, taking on the Three Peaks Challenge, a truck pull on the Cambridge City Airport runway, competing in the Great North Run and a Christmas quiz. It is hoped that the cricket match will become an annual event.

Greg Nunn, Chairman of the Marshall Young Persons Group said: ‘The fundraising team were delighted to achieve their target figure, thanks to the support and enthusiasm of many colleagues, friends and family, thus providing vital funds for the first-year charity where every penny really does count.’

The £5,000 raised for Blue Smile brought the Marshall Young Persons Group’s fundraising total to over £20,000 since forming in 2008 – a great achievement for all.

Terry Holloway, Group Support Executive of The Marshall Group of Companies said: ‘The Marshall Young Persons Group worked tirelessly throughout the year in order to promote awareness of Blue Smile and to raise this significant amount of money for the charity. It is a great pleasure to be handing over a cheque for £5,000 to Amanda Langford and Annabel Brunner of Blue Smile. We are extremely proud of all our employees throughout the Company for their tremendous work in helping to raise this money in support of such a good cause.’

Pictured from the left are Amanda Langford, Annabel Brunner (both of Blue Smile), Greg Nunn (Chairman of the Marshall Young Person Group), Katie Chantler (MYPG) and Terry Holloway (Group Support Executive Marshall Group of Companies)

About Blue Smile

Blue Smile provides one-to-one counselling and therapy in Cambridgeshire schools to support and improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people aged 5 to 13. The scheme is aimed at vulnerable children with mental health issues, to allow them to lead a happier and healthier childhood.

About Marshall of Cambridge

Founded in 1909 with little capital as a chauffeur drive company in Cambridge, Marshall moved into the retail motor business in 1910, obtained the Austin Distributorship for Cambridgeshire in 1920 and entered the aviation business in 1929.  With all its growth funded by ploughed-back profits, the Marshall Group remains a privately owned family Company, with a turnover of over £1bn per annum.  The Group of Companies is chaired by the third generation of the Marshall family, and employs members of the fourth generation.  The Group currently employs just over 4,000 people working in the fields of aerospace engineering; design and manufacture of specialist vehicle applications, military mobility shelters and hospital surgical units; motor vehicle sales and after sales support; refrigerated transport sales and support; and property ownership and management.   (www.marshallgroup.co.uk)

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For further information contact:
TERRY HOLLOWAY
Group Support Executive
The Marshall Group of Companies
The Airport, Newmarket Road
Cambridge, CB5 8RX
Tel: 01223 373227 (Office)./ 07785 316763 (mobile)
Email:
th@marcamb.co.uk

For more information on the Marshall Young Persons Group please contact Greg Nunn by phone (01223 373994) or by email greg.nunn@marshallaerospace.com. For more information on Blue Smile, please visit their website at www.bluesmileproject.org.

 

Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.

Marshall Group