JLA Announces New Corporate Charity
The JLA group has announced that it has chosen Andy’s Man Club as its corporate charity partner for the next 12 months.
Speaking about the new partnership; Kelly Humpleby, Group Marketing Manager, at JLA, said “Our new corporate charity is one that is close to many within JLA – so we are excited about working together to raise vital funds for such a good cause”.
Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45, taking the life of one man every two hours. Andy’s Man Club was founded in July 2016 by Luke Ambler, who was determined to create a safe environment for men to share their issues, following the tragic suicide of his brother-in-law, Andy Roberts, a few months earlier. Luke opened the doors for the first group on the 4th July in Ovenden, Halifax and welcomed nine people to the session. The second week saw this number increase to 15, and today, 440 people across 20 different locations meet up every Monday at 7pm, which is a huge testament to the success of this charity.
Working together, the partnership between JLA and Andy’s Man Club will help to highlight the tremendous work of the charity, and support them in their goal of helping 500 men a week, before the end of 2019.
Andrew Greenway, Project Development Worker for Andy’s Man Club said “We are over-the-moon to have been chosen as Corporate Charity partner to JLA. The opportunity to raise awareness of our clubs throughout the JLA network is a massive bonus for us. We are looking forward to working together on some exciting fundraising initiatives which will help raise money and support our long-term vision of providing a meet-up in every town throughout the UK”.
To mark the launch of the new partnership, JLA – The UK’s market leader for commercial laundry, catering and heating supply and maintenance – plans to invite all colleagues from within the group to a summer event to kick start the fundraising.
To find out more about Andy’s Man Club visit http://andysmanclub.co.uk/
left to right; Andrew Greenway (Project Development – Andy’s Man Club), Kelly Humpleby (Group Marketing Manager – JLA), Luke Ambler (Founder – Andy’s Man Club) and Rhys Williams (Head of Customer Success – JLA)