JCT600’s Porsche Centre Leeds aims to raise £10,000 for The Prince’s Trust as part of the dealer’s four year patronage of the charity.
The fundraising will be attempted, by the team from JCT600, via the Princes Trusts’ Million Makers competition. This is an entrepreneurial challenge invites teams of employees from across the UK to come up with a fundraising business idea which they pitch to a Dragon’s Den-style panel of judges from The Prince’s Trust and from their own company. The selected teams are then given £1,500 seed funding and challenged to raise at least £10,000 within a six month period. A fundraising team that formed at Porsche Centre Leeds has planned to produce the “In Your Dreams 2017” calendar. The calender features some of JCT600’s most eye-catching cars as well as colleagues.
Jo Thompson, brand financial controller for JCT600 and one of the Million Makers team at Porsche Centre Leeds, explains: “Every year we take part in JCT600’s charity fundraising activities and we wanted to do our bit for The Prince’s Trust in the first year that the company has been a patron. To be honest, having come up with the idea of a JCT600 calendar, turning this into reality has been a bigger task than we expected. Within just a couple of months, we had to arrange for all of the photos to be taken, oversee the editing, find sponsors and arrange printing. We’re now busy marketing the calendars and the project seems to be going well although we only have until mid-February to reach our £10,000 target.
“We’d like to thank our sponsors, colleagues and everyone who has supported us – and if you’re looking for an unusual Christmas gift which embodies the true spirit of the festive season, please do pop into Porsche Centre Leeds or order our £10 charity calendar via JCT600’s Facebook or Twitter pages!”