Vivid hands over the baton to Duplo UK for the ultimate leg of the PassIT! fundraising campaign

It’s the final month of the PassIT! fundraising campaign for Proskills’ PrintIT!, and there’s no better way to end it than with Duplo UK, who have been avid supporters and a key partner to the programme for many years. Having started this new and vital fundraising campaign by offering to collaborate with their 10 London Calling 2014 partners, Duplo UK has inspired a collective to get behind the programme and support more young people to get into print!

Duplo UK has been passed the PassIT! baton from Vivid Laminating Technologies who have just completed their month of August. All money raised will go directly into developing the PrintIT! programme, which is vital to encouraging and supporting young people to get into the print, paper and packaging industries through apprenticeships and with careers guidance.

Our PassIT! hero, Duplo UK, will be running the equivalent distance from their Surrey Head Office to Drupa, the largest printing equipment exhibition in the world, held in Düsseldorf, Germany. A team of five will each be running 113km during the month September to cover the whopping 565km distance!
The team is comprised of Peter Jolly (MD), Craig Harry (Sales Manager), Sarah Crumpler (Marketing Manager), Matt Brown (Sales) and Ben Caufield (Marketing).

On top of all that hard work, Duplo UK also has plans to hold a fundraising day in their office later in the month which will include ‘The Great Duplo Bake Off’ – a very tasty and time appropriate activity!

Without the enthusiasm of companies like Duplo UK, PrintIT! wouldn’t be able to exist and make an impact to not only the industry but to young people all across the UK.
Sarah Crumpler, Marketing Manager at Duplo UK commented: “Duplo are avid supporters of PrintIT! and are excited to be running the PassIT! baton across the finish line for the last month of this campaign. Personally, I can’t believe I’ve agreed to take on the challenge, it’s certainly not going to be easy! You can follow our progress (or lack of it at times) on twitter.”
Please donate to Duplo UK’s extraordinary efforts on their Justgiving fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/Run2Drupa
Proskills is delighted that Duplo UK are taking on the baton for the final leg of the PassIT! fundraising campaign, and look forward to all the partners coming together at London Calling in November, where they will be hosting this year’s winning school St. Ives from Cornwall!

Jonathan Ledger, CEO of Proskills UK Group commented: “We have been completely blown away by the unwavering support and generosity of the Duplo UK team and its London Calling partners. After gaining its charitable status, Proskills UK was able to launch PrintIT! 2014/15 from the premier stage of Duplo’s London Calling. The partnership of Duplo UK with Proskills PrintIT! reaffirms their absolute commitment to ensuring that the Print and Paper industries continue to attract new talent.

In Proskills’ eyes, Duplo UK are not just partners or sponsors of PrintIT!, they are true champions who have led the way throughout the year.

This final stage of the Duplo-led PassIT! campaign is a great event that everyone can get behind so please dig deep and support PrintIT!. The entire Proskills team are grateful for Duplo’s continued help and support. It’s been amazing and it’s not over yet!”