Prologis uses pedal power to help young people

Press Release

This donation from Prologis UK was above and beyond our expectations and the money will allow us to expand what we do in the West Midlands and support even more young people and their families.

Angela Hackett, Trinity Enterprises

On September 13th, 145 cyclists took part in the Prologis 100 – a charity cycle ride organised by property company, Prologis UK. Now in its ninth year, the annual event has raised over £260,000 to date for a wide range of charities, including LandAid - the charity that works to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

This year, thanks to the generosity of shirt sponsors and riders, Prologis was able to donate £10,887 to Land Aid and a further £10,887 to Trinity Specialist College - a Further Education day placement centre, based in Sutton Coldfield, providing up to a 48-week provision for students with learning difficulties, challenging behaviours and/or disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).

“This event relies on the support and generosity of our riders and sponsors and it’s so rewarding to watch the number of participants and monies raised grow year on year,” said Paul Weston, Regional Head of Prologis UK. “Cycling and charity work are a real passion for many people who work within Prologis UK and, by combining the two and involving our agents and supply chain, we can really make a difference to the lives of young people and the charities who work to support them.”

Paul Weston & Julia Richards of Prologis UK present a cheque to Angela Hackett, Trustee & Les Lawrence, Chair of Trustees, for Trinity Specialist College

On October 12th, representatives from Trinity Specialist College visited the Prologis UK headquarters at Blythe Valley Park in Solihull to receive their cheque and Angela Hackett, Trustee from the charity explains what the donation means to the charity:

“Our young people want to work and our charity was formed to enable young people with disabilities and learning difficulties to go into supported employment and work experience opportunities.

“This donation from Prologis UK was above and beyond our expectations and the money will allow us to expand what we do in the West Midlands and support even more young people and their families.”

Cyclists taking part in the event chose from two routes covering either 100 miles or 100 kilometres. Both routes started at Ardencote Manor Hotel and Spa in Claverdon, Warwickshire, weaving in and out of villages and small towns before returning to the venue for a well-earned rest and refreshments.
 
The Prologis 2018 Charity Cycle Ride was sponsored by: