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The People Kit

Published on 06 March 2020 10:51 AM

The People Kit - which has raised money for several Norfolk causes, most recently Nelson's Journey - has chosen Age UK Norwich as its new charity of the year. 

A business improvement specialist has announced a 2020 partnership with a charity working for older people in the city.


The People Kit  which has raised money for several Norfolk causes, most recently Nelson’s Journey - has chosen Age UK Norwich as its new charity of the year.


Founder Mary McGivern said: The People Kit is completely committed to raise not only as much money as we can but also awareness of the fantastic work Age UK Norwich does for older people in the area. I, along with my fellow members of TPK, was very moved by the presentation Dan Skipper gave to us about the plight of some of the more mature people around us. We are also delighted to be working with Jeremy Goss once again. His enthusiasm, energy and dedication have an infectious effect on all around him. We were very interested in his involvement in the loneliness project also the UEA research into players heading a football and dementia. We have several avid football supporters in TPK, so this really resonates with us. We are really looking forward to the fund-raising year ahead.”


Jonathan Madden, a TPK member, said: “We are always pleased to share some of the best world-class tools and techniques with local organisations, it is the days when I am not discussing sales and profits, that remind me how fortunate most of us are, to be happy, healthy and hopefully, valued or loved by our family members.”


“So how could we ignore this cause after hearing from the charity’s CEO Dan Skipper, about older people in Norwich, who are lonely and struggling with things that we often take for granted? My business ‘Joules Resource Management’ is all about ‘Learning to See’ it will therefore be a pleasure, to learn more about the difficulties being experienced locally and how we can all contribute to a happier and healthy city.”


The People Kit is a group of influential business people offering a tailored portfolio of diverse expertise to meet other companies’ needs. It bases its advice on taking an in-depth look at how a particular business operates and the issues and challenges it faces (both good and bad) day-to-day, and is able to call on a team of specialists..


In relation to Age UK, a range of events is being planned through the year including a Great British Food Quiz in September (TBC).


Age UK Norwich chief executive officer Dan Skipper added: “We are delighted to be The People Kit’s charity partner in 2020. We welcome their support and expertise to help us raise the profile of Age UK Norwich and our vital services for older people in the city. We look forward to their premier ‘Great British Food Quiz’ event and other opportunities to collaborate and fundraise over the next year. With a third of our income sourced from fundraising, partnerships such as these are hugely important, enabling our services to reach as many older people as we can.”