A Total Car Parks team held on to their hats and volunteered at St Helena Hospice’s biggest fundraiser of the year – The ‘Hats and Hairdos’ Midnight Walk!
Representatives from the company’s IT and administration departments managed the car parking for the 900 plus participants, who together aimed to raise £85,000 for the cause.
Walkers set off on Saturday 23rd June 2018, at 10.30 pm, on a 3 or 7.5-mile route - starting and finishing at Stanfords, The Livestock Market in Colchester - with many volunteers returning in the early hours.
Georgina Norton, Senior Administrator for Essex-based Total Car Parks, said: “It was a fantastic event with a colourful atmosphere.
“This is the tenth anniversary of the Midnight Walk, which is very fitting as Total Car parks is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year too; and we have been proud to support the charity from the start.
“People wore crazy hats and wigs and dressed in wacky outfits. It was a tremendous turnout for an excellent cause and we were glad to be a part of it.”
The event kicked off with music and dancing, and fire jugglers also put on a spectacular display for the audience.
St Helena Hospice is an Essex-based charity that helps people living with terminal illness and their families.
To find out more about St Helena Hospice see http://www.sthelenahospice.org.uk/about-us/
To find out more about Total Car Parks, visit https://www.totalcarparks.co.uk/
Nationwide car park operator Total Car Parks will sponsor the 'Role Model of the Season' award at the prestigious NEBA Academy Ceremony in Leicester on Friday [13th July 2018].
Total Car Parks has backed the 'Role Model' and 'Young Role Model' awards at the inspirational event in the City of Leicester College.
Representatives from all departments will be attending the event, which recognises the achievement of NEBA Academy's members, coaches and volunteers who have made such a positive impact on the lives of young people.
Total Car Parks' Managing Director Essy Eslamian said: "Having reached our landmark year – the tenth anniversary of Total Car Parks – it seems fitting for us to celebrate this achievement by sponsoring the 'Role Model of the Season Awards.
"Already a sponsor of the Princes Trust, the NEBA Academy is another cause close to our hearts. It builds on the strengths and talents of young people, challenges their energy and lays the foundation for young people to overcome obstacles and be the best they can be: a role model of the future.
"NEBA's commitment to excellence is the essence of our philosophy at Total Car Parks, which is about nurturing talent to pave the way to a better future."
Other awards being issued on the night include 'Player of the Season' 'Coach of the Season' & a new exclusive category ‘Sleepers Ambition Award’, which is a new company founded by Efaz.
Efaz M Ahmed, who founded NEBA, which was originally called 'New Era FC', was delighted the event received the backing of Total Car Parks.
“I believe that everything happens for a reason and I'm over the moon that Total Car Parks agreed to be the official partner company of the NEBA Awards,” he said.
“I met Essy just over a year ago and we instantly clicked. I invited him to attend our awards last year and it's just amazing how he agreed to support our cause without any hesitation. Essy is a very genuine person whose interest lies within helping others and I think his ethics has played a massive part in the success of Total Car Parks. 10 successful years of the company, what a time to celebrate!”
He added that as always, the night is expected to leave guests with an everlasting feeling of inspiration.
In addition to football, NEBA also offers a one-to-one mentoring service and home visits to allow young people and their parents to seek professional advice and support with school work and personal issues, among others.
For more information on NEBA, visit http://www.nebafootball.co.uk/about.html
Picture caption 1: Total Car Parks' Managing Director Essy Eslamian at last year’s awards. The picture should be attributed to ‘Capture it by Umair’
Picture caption 2: Last year’s NEBA Awards (r-l) Senior Administrator Georgina Norton, Managing Director Essy Eslamian and Head of New Business and Development Ryan Taylor. The picture should be attributed to ‘Capture it by Umair’