FCS helps to raise funds for Oliver to support his fight against cancer

FCS helps to raise funds for Oliver to support his fight against cancer

Oliver Stephenson is just four years old and was diagnosed in January with neuroblastoma – doctors found a tumour on his kidney and the cancer had spread to his bone marrow, skull and eye sockets.

At Fuel Card Services (FCS), we’re helping to raise funds for his treatment and to support his family – mum Laura, dad James and younger brother Alfie who is two.

 

Such a worthy cause that needs our support

A Just Giving page has been set up by Oliver’s parents with the target of raising £230,000, which will go towards much-needed treatments in the US once Oliver has completed his treatment under the NHS.

We want to help ensure Oliver has the best possible chance to make a full recovery, so our Leeds office recently held a Sales Incentive Day to raise funds for such a heartwarming and worthwhile cause.

There was a dress down day that cost £1 per person, while there was also a raffle that helped to raise more funds.

Finally, the management team are going all out to give a boost to our fundraising efforts by taking part in ‘Pie a Manager’ – anyone who donates to Oliver’s Just Giving page will have free rein to pie a manager of their choice.

We wish all the best to Oliver and his family during this difficult time and hope the money we raise will go some way to helping the Stephensons reach their goal.

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.

 

Join us today and fuel your career with FCS.

 

View our current vacancies at www.fuelcardservices.com/corporatecareers/

 

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

Charity Mind Skydive

Mark Flippence planning charity skydive for Mind

We’re extremely happy to reveal our very own Mark Flippence plans to make his colleagues proud by jumping out of a plane and hurtling towards the planet in a charity skydive next month.

He’ll be making his jump in support of Mind – The Mental Health Charity.

Jumping for joy in support of Mind

The jump will take place at Headcorn Airfield in Ashford, Kent on June 30th.

Explaining his motivation, Mark said: “I have always wanted to do a skydive and if I can raise money for a fantastic charity at the same time, then why not? I won’t lie, I’m petrified, but the opportunity has come up and so, pardon the pun, I ‘jumped at the chance’.

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

Indeed, mental health awareness should be something everyone is working to improve – especially given the fact that one in four people will suffer from some form of mental health disorder in their lifetime.

If you’d like to support Mark in his daring skydive, you can do so by visiting his official Just Giving page and making a donation.

He’s hoping to raise in excess of £1,000 for this fantastic cause and all donations will be appreciatively received.

Everyone at Fuelcard Services wishes Mark the best of luck on the day. Let’s hope he has a head for heights!

World Sleep Day

Get a good night’s rest on World Sleep Day

You might not realise it, but today (March 15) is World Sleep Day 2019. Getting a good night’s rest is important for everyone, especially for those who drive regularly as part of their job.

At Fuel Card Services, we take our commitment to supporting our staff seriously and that means encouraging a healthy work/life balance and promoting employee wellbeing. Sleep is essential to staying fit and healthy, so here we offer some useful tips on how to do just that:

Stay off the caffeine after six
Caffeine is a stimulant and is great to get you going at the start of a busy day. That said, there’s a time and a place for feeling perky and full of energy, so when you’re getting ready to relax and unwind at the end of the day, avoid caffeinated drinks at all cost.

Aim for a consistent routine
Your body works on a regular circadian rhythm and it knows when it should be gearing up for the day or powering down for the night. Therefore, it’s important to maintain a regular bedtime routine and to get up and go to sleep at similar times each day – even at the weekends.

Make your bedroom a relaxing space
Your bedroom should be a refuge from the stresses of the rest of the world. As a result, it’s important to keep it tidy and uncluttered, while relaxing colours on the walls will help you drift off into a more peaceful slumber. Blue and yellow hues are often the best.

Take the time to unwind
Finally, we all lead busy lives and therefore taking the time to relax and let go of your daily stresses is important before bedtime. Try reading a book or listening to a podcast, these can help you to relax without too much mental effort. One thing to always avoid, however, is the temptation to surf the web on your mobile before bed.

It’s important to prioritise getting a good night’s sleep, as this ensures you are well rested and better able to concentrate and perform to your best the following day. Whether you’re driving for work, sitting at a desk in an office or out meeting clients, being well rested is essential.

Fuel Card Services believes in looking after its employees, which includes a good work-life balance – find out more about a career with us at www.career4you.co.uk

Leeds Office

FCS Recruitment backs Leeds Mind with fundraising day

FCS Recruitment has hosted a fundraising day in support of the Leeds branch of the mental health charity Mind.

The event, held at the Fuelcard offices in Leeds, involved a day of great fun and copious amounts of fundraising.

FCS Recruitment supports the cause of improving mental health, recognising what a major issue this can be in the workplace. Anxiety, depression and stress can make the working day much harder, harm performance and cause significant damage to personal wellbeing.

Blue Monday

The event was arranged to coincide with Blue Monday, the day when, on average, people feel the gloomiest. The weather is cold, the days dark, the afterglow of Christmas has worn off and the bank balance is low. All these factors contribute to people feeling generally low.

However, instead of having a ‘Blue Monday’, the office went for a multicoloured one! Staff had some fun in the workplace, raised some cash and put a smile on lots of faces.

Staff dressed down, there were cakes on sale, and a competition to guess the number of sweets in the jar. Perhaps most fun of all, there was a chance to put a custard pie in the face of the managers… Suffice to say, there was a long queue for this!

You might think that all this fun would stop much work being done, but that was far from the case. An unprecedented 26 applications were received.

That may also suggest that lots of people fancy a career change to get their new year off to a flier.

While that could be a big boost for those who get new jobs, the underlying causes of mental health issues may remain. That is why the work of charities like Mind is so valuable – and why Fuelcard Services is so keen to support what they do.

Fuel Card Services believes in looking after its employees, which includes a good work-life balance. Find out more about a career with us at www.career4you.co.uk

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