Global biotechnology firm Randox has today announced the Prince’s Trust as its official corporate charity. Dr Peter FitzGerald, Managing Director of the medical diagnostics company, has supported the youth charity in a personal capacity for more than 30 years, but now the Prince’s Trust will be at the heart of Randox’s corporate fundraising efforts.
The partnership was launched at the Randox Point-to-Point in Crumlin (Sat 25th April), where a number of young entrepreneurs supported by the charity, marketed their crafts to the thousands of race-goers. Stalls included commercial courier company Put it on a Pallet, Nicola Drennan Ceramics aptly made with horse hair designs! Artist, Miguel Martin, Eat Me Drink Me artisan teas and Dolled up Decor up-cycled furniture.
Speaking at the event, Chairman of The Prince’s Trust, Sir Nigel Hamilton said:
“Randox is a complete inspiration to all aspiring young entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland and we at The Prince’s Trust were delighted to have five of our young business people represented at the point-to-point event. It is so encouraging to have companies like Randox who make such a significant contribution to the local economy, supporting the fledgling businesses that have been established through The Trust’s Enterprise programme.”
In addition to showcasing Prince’s Trust supported businesses, Randox guests at the event donated more than £1,200, this was topped off by Randox staff handing over a cheque for £3,500 from fundraising events throughout the year, including cake sales and sports challenges.
Describing the partnership as ‘a natural fit’, Dr Peter FitzGerald said:
“We are pleased to have selected the Prince’s Trust as our official corporate charity. Its values of innovation, enterprise and education mirror our own. Within Randox we are committed to finding and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers and our alliance with the Prince’s Trust allows us to help support the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.”