Propp and Vida take action for charity

Propp and Vida have announced their latest charity initiatives.


Propp has announced its plans to support WellChild charity.

The organisation offers help to seriously ill children and their families through a nationwide network of children’s nurses working within the NHS, bedroom and garden transformation projects, and family training, information and support services.

Throughout the year, Propp will complete a series of activities to both raise money for the charity’s work, as well as directly help complex needs of children and their families.

The staff will complete a garden transformation for Archie from Fareham as part of WellChild’s Helping Hands programme — this will be the second project the Propp team will have helped with, having aided with another garden transformation in September 2021.

Team members will also take part in a 24-hour Three Peaks challenge event, scaling the three highest peaks in the UK, Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, within a 24-hour period to raise money for WellChild’s work. 

In addition, the staff will be taking part in the charity’s virtual Step Up challenge, in which they will conquer up to four different physical challenges, set by some of the children WellChild supports, with Propp match-funding the money raised for any member of staff who completes all four.

WellChild’s Step Up challenges are Noah’s 5km, Louie’s 21km, Jessie’s 52km and Oliver’s 257km challenge.

Peter Williams, CEO at Propp, said: “After helping little Leo in 2021, we as a team felt quite strongly that we wanted to continue to support WellChild, both with its local projects, such as Helping Hands, and more widely with its fundraising initiatives. 

“2022 is jam packed full of fundraising opportunities and we’re excited to leverage our influence in our industry to raise as much money as possible for a fantastic charity.”

Colin Dyer, chief executive at WellChild, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Propp and all its staff for supporting WellChild over 2022 in a wide range of ways, both fundraising for our work and helping families directly through volunteering for our Helping Hands projects. 

“Its support would be welcome at any time, but it is particularly so now because Covid-19 saw us lose 60% of our forecasted income, and yet the demand for help from families caring for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in our society sky-rocketed.”


Vida has raised over £20,000 as part of a Christmas campaign for its charity partner Crisis, the national organisation for people experiencing homelessness.

The lender donated £29.06 for every application received during December in a bid to ensure no one has to spend Christmas homeless and alone.

This fundraising effort is part of a wider commitment Vida has made to Crisis.

The lender has pledged to donate at least £150,000 to the charity across three years, while a circle of charity champions in the business seek to inspire employees, intermediary partners, and customers to take action to help end homelessness across the UK.

This follows Vida’s first Alternative Marathon event organised in 2021, which involved employees at all levels taking part in a variety of activities, such as a 2.6-mile sky dive and mixed marathon relay, while Anth Mooney, CEO at Vida, walked a half marathon with his dog Walter.

“Christmas is a time for giving, and we're thrilled to have raised over £20,000 in support of Crisis helping 650 homeless people,” said Anth.

“At Vida, we believe no one should be forced into homelessness and we want to bring attention to such an important cause and make a difference. 

“I know I speak for everyone at Vida when I say we are delighted to be partnered with Crisis to assist the fantastic work they do to change people’s lives for the better.”

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