30 Years of Sharing
Each year AFD Group staff are invited to nominate a charity which the company can support by making a donation on their behalf. In November last year more than 50 charities received donations including the National Autistic Society (NAS) and Hope for Justice.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to other people and the world around them. It affects around 700,000 people (more than 1 in 100) in the UK.
Stuart Campbell works in business development at AFD and nominated the NAS:
“I have a brother with Autism and it can put a strain on the whole family. NAS provide information, support and services that support children and adults with Autism and their families. We’ve been helped with respite care and an after school club sponsored by NAS.”
As you will have seen in the news, human trafficking and slavery still exist in the UK. Hope for Justice want to put an end to this and was nominated by AFD General Manager Duncan McLeod:
"Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It’s serious organised crime, it is big business and it really is happening here in the UK. It has gone on under our noses for too long and Hope for Justice are rescuing both children and adults trafficked for sexual exploitation and forced labour."