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ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS EMPLOYEES GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR LOCAL CHARITY
16 March 2015

£20,000 for PASCO.
Photo: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars employees raised over £20,000 for their chosen House Charity in 2014. The Parents and Carers Support Organisation (PACSO) currently supports 150 families in the Chichester and Arun districts who have a child with a disability.

The charity provides a wide variety of play and inclusive activities for local children including pre-school events and out-of-school holiday clubs, recognising the special role siblings play as 'young carers'.

Rolls-Royce employees created some ingenious fundraising activities for the charity including abseiling down Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, Christmas bake-offs, sponsored runs and swims, as well as personalised hand-crafted leather and woodshop items which were sold at the company's annual Family Day. Support was also provided through volunteering and public donations, matched by the company.

Clare Elkington, Chairperson at PACSO, said, "Rolls-Royce employees have really helped to put PACSO on the map. The fundraising will make a world of difference and means more disabled children and young people can now access our work. Some money has also been set aside to go towards a new play centre, which we hope to acquire soon."

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, "Thanks to the efforts of our committed employees, the Rolls-Royce House Charity is making a lasting and positive contribution in our local community. We look forward to building on this success in 2015."