Local Volunteering Programme Wins Prestigious Community Award

One of Brighton’s largest private sector employers, American Express, has been recognised for its volunteering efforts across Sussex at a national industry awards ceremony held in London last week (Thursday, 2 February 2017).

The ‘Realise the Potential of the Community’ (RTPC) programme picked up the Best CSR Programme category at The Card & Payments Awards 2017, hosted by leading impressionist, Jon Culshaw. The Awards recognise and reward best practice, innovation and excellence in the Card and Payments Industry.

AiTC Awards2017- 065 - CSR (002)RTPC is a bespoke employee volunteering programme in partnership between American Express and Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club’s official charity, Albion in the Community (AITC). Running for five years, the programme is designed to support those most in need across Sussex, with a focus on areas of education, sports, disability, health and social inclusion. Initiatives highlighted in the award submission included Goal Difference, a numeracy and literacy programme which aims to raise achievement levels in local primary schools.

Beverly Sawyers, Vice President at .org.uk or email: info@albioninthecommunity.org.uk