AJN has established a long and proud history of supporting charities, sports clubs and individuals, as well as numerous good causes and community initiatives on a local and national level.
We are keen to support the communities in which we operate and the causes we feel passionate about. In 2021 we launched a staff-led Charity of the Year fundraising programme where we pledged to match all monies raised by staff for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
Including an initial £10,000 company donation to both charities, just under £50,000 was raised for the two air ambulance services at part of our inaugural programme.
Staff recently voted for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and Mind as our designated charities for 2022/23 and we’re looking forward to supporting their fundraising efforts throughout the year.
Scroll down to read about some of our support initiatives and if you’d like any further information you can contact our Marketing and Communications team who will be happy to help.
AJN sponsored event raises over £50k for NHS support charities
A charity fundraising event, sponsored by AJN, has raised over £50,000 for two charities supporting the mental health and wellbeing of UK healthcare professionals.
Over the course of five days a team of fundraisers took on one of the world’s toughest alpine hike and ski routes to acknowledge our healthcare professionals and say thank you for everything they have done during the Covid pandemic.
AJN celebrates International Women’s Day
As a company, we work hard to try and improve the gender balance across the business and over the past four years we’ve seen a 62% increase in the number of women employed at AJN.
We also strive to ensure we have a representation of women across all areas of the business and currently have women employees working as HGV drivers, production operatives, combi / forklift loaders, transport coordinators, maintenance technicians and health and safety specialists.
Laos wildlife sanctuary builds new enclosure thanks to AJN
Following the successful construction of Bear House 6 in 2021, work is well underway on the development of a new enclosure at Free the Bears’ Luang Prabang Wildlife Sanctuary in Laos, thanks to the ongoing support from AJN.
With a record 18 bears rescued in Laos in the last two years (over 100 bears have been rescued in Laos to date) AJN’s donation is enabling Free the Bears to help meet the demand for safe sanctuary with the construction of ‘Bear House 7’.
Success breeds success at AJN’s Ravens
At the start of the 2021/22 season, 12 members of the AJN sponsored U16 Ravens at Medway Rugby Club were selected to form part of the Saracens Player Development Group (SPDS). That’s the most in this age group from any club throughout Kent, Essex and Hertfordshire!
If that wasn’t impressive enough, a further seven players have just been selected into the Saracens Academy. These elite Ravens will now form part of a 52-man squad (selected from over 800 youth players in the Premiership Club’s Developing Player Programme) and could potentially offer the players a direct line to playing professional rugby.
Air ambulance receives £10k boost from AJN
Vital life-saving work carried out by the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA) has been given a boost following AJN’s £10k donations.
Receiving no regular government funding, the EAAA and DSAA rely almost entirely on the support of public funding and we’ve been told that our recent donations have already contributed towards saving the lives of people who need critical care in the region.