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Spectacular grand total at the Ardonagh Community Trust Gala Dinner 2022

18 October 2022

Last week, members of Ardonagh, industry leaders and business partners joined together for the Ardonagh Community Trust (ACT) Gala Dinner to celebrate five years since the creation of our company charity and to raise a grand total of £912,074 to ensure ACT can continue to give back to the causes that matter to our Ardonagh colleagues worldwide. We share highlights from the night and the total raised for our spotlight cause, Cancer Fund for Children’s Daisy Lodge. Read more

Behind the scenes at suicide prevention charity, James Place

10 October 2022

For World Mental Health Day, we’re taking a look behind the scenes at James’ Place, a charity that supports men in crisis and which Ardonagh Community Trust made a donation to following the extraordinary actions of two Ardonagh colleagues to support a man in crisis. Read more

Meet our Bright Future Prize 2022 winners!

06 October 2022

After receiving applications from teenagers around the world, we’re ready to reveal the winners of the Ardonagh Community Trust Bright Future Prize 2022! They will share a prize fund of £40,000 to turn their fantastic ideas for community projects into a reality. Meet the young people from the UK, Ireland and USA whose brilliant ideas include teaching martial arts to senior citizens, neurodiversity hubs, an eco-friendly wooden wind turbine kit, a town’s first LGBTQ+ Pride event and upcycling school uniform. Read more

Ardonagh Community Trusts gives over £45,000 to ten causes nominated by colleagues

22 September 2022

Ten causes have received over £45,000 of from Ardonagh Community Trust after being put forward for an ACT Community Grant by Ardonagh colleagues – ranging from a project to teach rowing to members of the deaf and blind community, a football club in aid of father’s who have experienced baby loss, and repairs to a local community and youth theatre. Hear from the colleagues who nominated them and why the causes are special. Read more

Meet our Final Two Bright Future Finalists, Ella and Akanksha!

05 September 2022

Watch videos from our final two finalists. Akanksha from Georgia, USA, who aspires to use art to connect young and old to combat isolation, plus Ella from London, who want to use her experience in environmentalism to create a network of eco hubs in schools across disadvantaged areas of the city. Read more

Hear from our Bright Future Prize finalists! Meet Muhammad and Eloise

30 August 2022

We’re sharing videos from each of our ACT Bright Future Prize 2022 finalists! In our penultimate instalment, we hear from Muhammad in Blackburn, who through social enterprise Uniformity is upcycling clothes to fund a school food bank, and Eloise from Yorkshire, who through the LGBTQ+ she founded aspires to create her hometown’s first ever Pride celebration. Read more

Our finalist showcase continues! Get to know Sci Squad and Kaydi

23 August 2022

Over the next month, we’re sharing videos from each of our ACT Bright Future Prize 2022 finalists! Find out more about their brilliant ideas for community projects. This week is the turn of Sci Squad from London who are inspiring the next generation of scientists through robotics and Kaydi from Scotland who has big plans to support neurodiverse teens just like her. Read more

Our finalist showcase begins! Meet Jeffrey and Sara

15 August 2022

We’re sharing videos from each of our ACT Bright Future Prize 2022 finalists! Find out more about each of our teens and their brilliant ideas for community projects. First up is Jeffrey from the USA who wants to create a documentary film about his inspiring ‘ninja nannas’ and Sara from Ireland who has an amazing design for wooden wind turbines. Read more

Smashing our target to raise £100,000 for Samaritans!

05 August 2022

We’re delighted to share that we’ve smashed our fundraising goal, reaching a phenomenal £100,000 in support of Ardonagh Community Trust’s (ACT) partner – mental health charity, Samaritans. Find out how colleagues from across the Group helped us get there. Read more

Who’s on the shortlist? Meet our Bright Future Prize finalists

04 July 2022

After receiving applications from teens across the world, we’re ready to reveal our eight ACT Bright Future Prize 2022 finalists! Find out more about each of our teens and their brilliant ideas for community projects ranging from karate lessons for senior citizens to new designs for wind turbines and a neurodiversity hub to support young people with autism. Who do you think will win a share of the £40,000 prize fund to make their idea a reality? Read more