Golden Lion Children's Trust
Based just a couple of miles from Titan’s head office, the Golden Lion Children’s Trust supports children with special needs and disadvantaged young people in Sussex, Surrey and Kent, aiming to bring a little magic into their lives from time to time. Titan regularly fundraises for this great cause - every year at Titan we hold a ‘Charity Fortnight’ to raise much-needed funds for a local or national charity. Founded in 1973 by Gatwick Airport staff, the charity works closely with families, schools and residential care homes, organising fun day trips, outings to sports events, theatre and cinema trips and various other activities for the children and their families. Titan is delighted to be able to help The Golden Lion Children’s Trust in their aim of “bringing a little magic into the life of a special needs child.”
If you would like to find out more or make a donation yourself, visit here.
As well as more traditional ways of raising much needed cash, including raffles, a cake-baking competition and a bring-and-buy book and CD sale, we’ve had some more unusual sponsored events taking place here at Titan headquarters in Redhill. Some of our male colleagues bravely volunteered to have their hairy legs waxed, two staff members had their heads shaved, and another hirsute member of our team agreed to be shorn of his carefully cultivated beard. We also had a Jaffa Cake-eating contest (the winner managed to polish off six cakes in one minute), a sponsored silence, and an ‘Ice Bath Challenge’ which saw Titan staff members immersed in icy cold water for ten minutes each. A Zumba class proved popular, and finally, there was a sponsored bike ride from Redhill to Folkestone, a distance of 140 miles! At the same time, other Titan colleagues were pedalling away on stationary exercise bikes at the office in an attempt to clock up the same distance. And all in a very worthy cause!