Marathon Run

Raising funds and fitness with FCS

At Fuelcard Services, we pride ourselves on supporting many fantastic causes, as well as encouraging our staff to maintain fit and healthy lifestyles.

With this in mind, our very own Jamie Steel has been busy creating a new programme for staff that will get people up and moving and raising money for good causes.

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

Jamie’s bright idea will see as many members of staff as possible take up the challenge of training to take on a marathon in 2020.

Things are starting slowly this year, as all those interested in taking part will gradually build up to taking on this mammoth task. The team’s first goal will be a 10k event later in 2019, with more races to swiftly follow.

It’s an opportunity for FCS to raise money for some fantastic causes, with the participation of staff helping to raise funds for a range of charities in the coming year.

Jamie explained: “You can be a beginner or an expert, have minimal fitness or be a reigning marathon champion! Training plans along with nutritional help and support will be provided for all levels, as long as you are committed and determined to pull together as a team.”

The first potential race will be the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash and we’re confident the event will be a springboard for many great things to come in terms of our future fundraising efforts and the fitness of our teams.

At FCS, our people are the heart of our business and we are constantly striving for excellence. We are always looking for new people to join our ever-expanding team, from a new office in Halifax to a new office in a new country: Germany.

Join us today and fuel your career with FCS.

View our current vacancies at www.career4you.co.uk

FCS 3 Peaks Challenge

Congratulations to our Three Peaks fundraisers

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge is a gruelling test of fitness and stamina, so it gives us great pleasure to announce that our intrepid team from Fuel Card Services has completed the task!

Raising more than £1,500 for the Pendleside Hospice in the process, the team endured pounding wind and rain to overcome the odds.

A fantastic experience for all

While the weather may have started grim, it soon turned into beautiful summer sunshine, as our intrepid team trekked the 24-mile route to climb the three peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

13 out of the 19 who took part completed the route, ranging from 9 hours 32 minutes to 11 hours 6 minutes. Nevertheless, everyone took on the challenge and gave it their all.

Overall, the challenge saw a fantastic amount of effort from all involved and we’d like to offer a big thank you to all those who donated to support such a worthy cause.

At Fuelcard Services, our people are the heart of our business and we are constantly striving for excellence. We are always looking for new people to join our ever-expanding team, from a new office in Halifax to a new office in a new country: Germany.

Join us today and fuel your career with Fuelcard Services.

View our current vacancies at www.career4you.co.uk

Charity Mind Skydive

Thanks to all who supported Mark’s leap of faith for Mind

It makes us incredibly proud when members of the Fuel Card Services team give their time and effort to support great causes, and this was precisely the case for our very own Mark Flippence in recent weeks.

On Sunday (June 30th), Mark took a leap of faith by taking part in a charity skydive in support of Mind – The Mental Health Charity.

Helping raise funds and awareness

Before the jump, Mark explained: “I always wanted to do a skydive and if I can raise money for a fantastic charity at the same time, then why not?

“This is for a great cause and will help a lot of people with the money that is raised.”

In total, he helped to raise almost £1,000 for this fantastic cause and, after the jump, he described the experience as being “a really good day” with “perfect weather for it”.

Mind offers information and advice to thousands of people up and down the country in regards to their mental health.

Indeed, with approximately one in four of us suffering from a mental health condition at some point in our lifetime, this is a charitable cause that has the potential to support millions of people in their time of need.

Once Mark safely returned to the ground, he commented, “I enjoyed every moment of it and it was for such a great cause. Raised a lot of money in the process. Massive thank you to everyone for their donations and support on the day. If it wasn’t for those people, and the great charity I was doing it for, I would never even got on the plane.”

If you’d still like to make a donation in support of this great cause, Mark’s JustGiving page remains open and all donations are extremely welcome!

Fuelcard Services JobFair

A fantastic job fair result for Fuel Card Services

Encouraging more young people to pursue a career in fuel cards is always our aim, so to see another successful outing for our recruitment team this month is something we’re happy to cheer about.
We recently attended a job fair event at Burnley College and the pupils who took part were eager to find out more about working with us.

A great opportunity to gain experience

Riaz​ Bashir, our representative on the day, said: “It was slow going to start with, but as more and more came out of their exams and saw others talking to us at our stand, it began to snowball.”

Overall, around 30 pupils expressed an interest in attending our upcoming open days to secure summer positions with Fuel Card Services.

The positive reception we received from the pupils at Burnley College highlights the many fantastic opportunities that we have to offer for young people just starting out in the world of work.

It was the first time Fuel Card Services has attended a college job fair, but given the great reception we received, it won’t be the last!

At FCS, our people are the heart of our business and we are constantly striving for excellence. We are always looking for new people to join our ever-expanding team, from a new office in Halifax to a new office in a new country: Germany.

View our current vacancies at www.career4you.co.uk

Fuelcard Services 3 Peaks Challenge

3 Peaks Challenge team to support Pendleside Hospice

Members of the Fuel Card Services team will be taking on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge.

It’s a daring venture and one in support of a great cause – raising money for Pendleside Hospice.

All in support of an amazing charity

The team will aim to complete the 24-mile hike that takes on the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in under 12 hours.

It’s quite the challenge, but one we’re keen to tackle head-on. Indeed, we expect there to be plenty of ups and downs (excuse the pun), but ultimately the goal is to have a great time.

Here’s how our group of intrepid volunteers have been described: “The team ranges from the overly confident to some who are enquiring about being airlifted off if their legs won’t take them any further. Most are probably just looking forward to the pub lunch at the end.”

Whatever their motivation, our team will do their utmost to raise funds for what is a fantastic charity.

Pendleside Hospice provides care and support to individuals and their families facing life-limiting illnesses. It is a charitable trust reliant on public donations of more than £3 million per year to continue its important work.

You can support our team of intrepid hikers by visiting our Just Giving profile page.

At FCS, our people are the heart of our business and we are constantly striving for excellence. We are always looking for new people to join our ever-expanding team, from a new office in Halifax to a new office in a new country: Germany.

View our current vacancies at www.career4you.co.uk