Kia's full throttle fundraising

Daniel Baker

What an incredible 2018 working with Kia! 

In the second year of the partnership, we couldn’t have wished for a more successful year. Kia’s commitment and dedication in raising vital funds for children with brain injury were in full throttle as they raised over a staggering £165,000. Info-graphic about Kia motors fundraising. 25 volunteers donated 147 hours to 7 different challenge events, Kia raised 165 thousand for children living with brain injury During 2018 Kia employees took on a number of exciting challenges. In April, 8 employees, led by President and CEO of Kia Motors UK Paul Philpott, raised over £47,000! What an incredible achievement. Shortly after this, a brave group took part in a skydive to raise over an amazing £3,000. We also had someone abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit. September was a big month as Kia had two people in the famous Great North Run who raised over a whopping £5,000! There were also 7 people who took on our very own Surrey Cycle Challenge, which started and finished at our national specialist centre in Tadworth. The same group also organised a walk from The Children’s Trust all the way to Kia’s head office in Walton-on-Thames – a total of 16 miles. Over half of Kia’s staff took part in this walk, raising over £6,000, which shows the fantastic generosity and hard work from everyone at Kia. In addition to all the fundraising, they have kindly donated a car to us to use for six months which was recently replaced with another brand new Sorento. They’ve also volunteered over 147 hours in work time. Info-graphic about Kia motors fundraising. 25 volunteers donated 147 hours to 7 different challenge events, Kia raised 165 thousand for children living with brain injury These were just some of the highlights from 2018. What a year and a truly great amount raised. Our Head of Brain Injury Community Service said:
“Kia’s invaluable support, in its various forms, has enabled the Brain Injury Community Service to support hundreds of children with acquired brain injury and their families across the UK. Our team has travelled thousands of miles over the last year, visiting children living locally to Tadworth and as far afield as Leeds, Lancashire, Weymouth and even Northern Ireland.”
We thank everyone at Kia for your continued generosity and support. Here’s to another great year working together!