Genting Casino UK has seen staff members raise in excess of £121,000 for the Chips Charity, through a variety of fundraising efforts over the course of a four year period.
Chips, founded on behalf of the UK gaming industry in 2001, raises funds to provide specialised wheelchairs for young people living with disabilities, and this fresh effort is set to be used to change the lives of 18 individuals across the region.
As part of the giveaways a variety of sports stars, including Frank Bruno, Kevin Keegan and Carl Fogarty, have been invited to ensure that the handovers are made extra special.
“The money that has been raised by members of Genting UK is quite incredible, every time we work with members of the casino it’s evident to see just how much the charity means to every single team member,” commented Linda Lindsay, Chips Charity co-founder. “From everyone at Chips, I want to say thank you for helping to transform the lives of so many people in the UK.”
In order to secure such a sum, member of staff from the casino operator have taken part in a series of running events both at home and abroad, including 2016’s Royal Parks half marathon in London which raised £18,000, added to by £33,000 at the Rock n Roll Las Vegas marathon and half marathon.
Further efforts include a trip to Spain for the Rock n Roll Madrid marathon and half marathon, raising £20,000, before sealing £50,000 upon a return to the US for the Rock n Roll San Diego marathon and half marathon.
Jon Duffy, director of corporate assurance and regulatory affairs at Genting UK, added: “It gives me great pleasure knowing that Genting UK have raised such an amazing amount of money for a truly worthy cause.
“I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all the team members at Genting UK, who have put so much time and effort into raising money for a charity that has really become close to our hearts.
“Over the last three years we have built an exceptionally strong relationship with Chips Charity, and I know that everyone is looking forward to raising more money for the charity in the future, to help improve the lives of many more children.”