To mark the occasion, Lord Zameer Choudrey, chief executive of Bestway Group and Dawood Pervez, managing director of Bestway Wholesale, presented the cheque to Barnardo’s last week.
The money was raised through Bestway Wholesale’s annual Ascot Charity Race Day held last year and attended by over 800 industry guests.
Since 1987, Bestway Group has donated more than £15 million to the Bestway Foundation in the UK. Each year the company hosts a charity race day at Ascot to raise funds for charity, an event that will be celebrating 30 years in 2023.
The presentation was attended by Lynn Perry MBE, CEO and Rebecca Mauger, director of fundraising and marketing from Barnardo’s, and Bestway Board of Directors, including Sir Anwar Pervez OBE, chairman Bestway Group.
Lord Choudrey spoke of the importance of the work that Barnardo’s does. He said: “We are delighted to support the work of Barnardo’s during these very difficult times for children, young people, and families across the UK.”
Lord Choudrey added: “Understanding that our donation will help thousands of children and young people gain the basics of everyday life such as food, emotional support and practical advice really aligns with the values of The Bestway Foundation. We are very pleased to help Barnardo’s continue its amazing work.
“The Annual Ascot Charity Race Day is just one of the ways that Bestway Foundation gives back to people in need, and we are incredibly grateful to our supplier partners and colleagues for supporting this annual event and donating generously to ticket purchases, the Charity Auction and other fundraising activities.”
Dawood Pervez, managing director of Bestway Wholesale said: “We always receive incredible support from our partners for Ascot, which has become established as a sell-out event every year. It provides us a wonderful opportunity to network and raise funds through sponsorships and our auctions.”
Lynn Perry MBE, CEO of Barnardo’s added: “Barnardo’s supports thousands of children, young people, and families across the UK, many of whom are living in poverty, struggling to access the very basics, or are struggling with complex issues like sexual abuse or poor mental health.
“We are very grateful that Barnardo’s was chosen to receive the incredible donation of £100,000 raised at Bestway’s 2022 Royal Ascot Charity Race Day. This money will play a critical role in helping us to reach more children who need support through our vital services.”