As charities struggle from loss of revenue during the pandemic, the Peters & May Foundation has brought renewed impetus into its team with the arrival of four new trustees, in preparation for returning to active fundraising activities in the year ahead. At the same time, the global marine transport and logistics provider has pledged its support to the world’s foremost ocean advocacy organisation and made it easier for clients to give to its foundation by adding the option to donate when booking shipments.
Peters & May has a proud history of fundraising, and by the time its foundation was established in 2018, it had already succeeded in raising over £100,000 for good causes in just five years. The four new members have now been elected to the Peters & May Foundation’s board of trustees and together are passionate about driving positive change for society and the global environment.
Joining Peters & May CEO Simon Judson on the board are Mark Jenner and Elaine Wheeler from the firm’s finance department, import operations executive Johanna Jacks and racing division consultant Anthony Spillebeen. Both Mark and Elaine are keen runners who have already raised thousands by taking part in half and full marathons. Johanna is a skilled negotiator with many active outdoor interests, while Anthony is a passionate sailor with experience working on Volvo Ocean Race campaigns and managing the South African Olympic sailing team.
The foundation has also made a new pledge of support to Oceana, an international non-profit organisation focused on achieving measurable change to support the health of the world’s oceans. Other charities supported by the Peters & May Foundation are The Epping Breast Unit at St Margaret’s Hospital, Cancer Research UK and Teen Marine, an organisation dedicated to providing young people with education, training, and experience in marine environments.
Welcoming the new trustees, Simon Judson said: “Operating globally across the world’s oceans, Peters & May is in a position to see first-hand the impact worldwide shipping and transportation can have on the marine environment. This is why we are committed to doing everything we can by helping Oceana, which affects positive, targeted change to protect our seas.”
He adds: “Fundraising for health charities, most notably cancer care, has always been important to the Peters & May foundation, and is particularly close to some of our hearts. In addition, the foundation strongly believes in acting today to secure the future for generations to come and is proud to be able to support the work of Teen Marine. We are extremely thankful for all the support we have received in the past from our clients and would like to say how grateful we are for everyone who decides to add even a pound of donation when booking a shipment with Peters & May.”
For more information about the Peters & May Foundation or to donate see: https://www.petersandmayfoundation.com/