Changing Lives Campaign

A Community project Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire

Changing Lives CrowdFunder has been set up to help all the Charitable Projects Novus as a business will support throughout 2016!

Changing Lives CrowdFunder aim 

This Crowd Funding page has been set up to help all the Charitable Projects Novus, our partners and our employees support throughout the year. In the past each Novus contract or Novus employee who is involved in a community project or fundraising has contacted our supply chain, family and friends individually to ask for donations and support, the aim of this Crowdfunder is to coordinate this effort by providing one donation page. All the money donated will then be shared across all the community projects and charitable activities taking place across Novus throughout 2016. Below are some of the Charity Challenges donations will go towards:

Harris Associates - Sheffield 10k Charity Race

In support of the Changing Lives Campaign, four employees from Harris in Leeds will take on the challenge of completing a 10k charity race. The money raised from this challenge will be donated to the Salvation Army to support a vulnerable residential scheme in Leeds.

Derek Ferguson - Snowdon Charity Challenge

Nationwide Novus employee Charity Challenge - 20th August

Derek Ferguson, the Novus Strategic Operations Manager for Scotland is leading a team of Novus employees in a charity challenge to hike Snowdon in Wales. Derek is raising money for Novus' Changing Lives campaign with the aim of donating all money raised to good causes across the communities Novus operate in Scotland. To see how the Changing Lives programme is having an impact visit: 

Novus Community Challenge - 4th July

Novus and other partners will be holding a Community Challenge in July to refurbish a Family sheltered housing scheme in Preston. The aim is to improve the facilities for the benifit of the residents (many of the residents are there to recieve support and rebuild their lives). Novus volunteers will carry out the improvements with the aim of refurbishing the communal room, creating a libary, improving the laundry room and redecorating communal areas. This is going to be a week long challenge!

Novus Charity Bike Ride - 185 Miles

Dulux RevolutionLed by Managing Director, Neil Hand 10x employees will be cycling 185 mile over two days to raise money for The Outward Bound Trust. The photo highlights some of the Novus employees who entered this event in 2015.

Outward Bound are an educational charity that uses the outdoors to help develop young people from all walks of life.

Novus Apprentice Challenge 2016

Novus will be holding an Apprentice Challenge in the summer and inviting all our new Apprentices being recruited for 2016/17 to volunteer and take part. The one day challenge will aim to transform a Community Allotment in Stoke that has links with The Prince's Trust. We are looking for cash and materials donations from our supply chain to support this project and have as big an impact as possible on improving the community project.

Novus Charity Football Match

Novus employees from across the country will be taking part in a charity football match at Port Vale F.C's ground. We will be playing against KMF another Stoke based business. Money is being raised for The Outward Bound Trust and Douglas Macmillian Hospice.

Employee Charity Challenge - London Marathon

Employee London Marathon Charity ChallengeNovus Financial Controller, Matt Cornish has entered the London Marathon. The photo to the right highlights Matt on a previous charity run (left in the blue shorts). Matt is raising money for a charity close to his heart, the Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital is a leading UK specialist paediatric centre, offering expert care to 90,000 children and young people from across the country every year.

Employee Charity Challenge - 61 Mile Ultra Marathon

Novus employee Charity ChallengeNovus employee Kevin Rhone, Head of Social Value is taking part in an ultra marathon event called the Fellsman. This is a 61 mile challenge to be completed in 24 hours. Kevin is raising money for the Novus Changing Lives initiative and The Outward Bound Trust. Money raised from the Changing Lives initiative directly supports vunerable people across the communities Novus work across.

Mascot Gold Cup Race

Novus employee Charity ChallengeNovus employees Steve Crombie, Regional Commercial Manager and Mark Rapley, Operations Manager are both taking part in The Mascot Gold Cup, the world's largest Mascot race at Wetherby Race Course. This is the 11th Mascot Gold Cup, and after setting a Guinness World Record for the most Mascots in a race we are looking to set another impressive Mascot record in 2016. Steve and Mark will be competing in our Novus the Bear mascot costumes highlighted below. Steve and Mark are raising money for the Sue Ryder Charity who provide hospice and neurological care.


Project Sri Lanka

Novus employee Charity Challenge - 2016Novus employee Mick Bull, Senior Site Manager each year raises money for a school in Sri Lanka called Mahindu Pre-school. The money raised helps improve the school facilities, provide food and Educational equipment, (pens, pads, books, paints,crayons etc).

Warrington Wolves Charitible Foundation Bike Ride

Novus employee Charity Challenge - Novus employee John Welch, Bid Development Manager is taking   part in a charity bike ride from Warrington to Newcastle to raise money for The Warringtom Wolves Foundation.

Warrington Wolves Foundation is a registered charity working within the local community of Warrington and through the umbrella of sport they work in four key areas: health, education, young people and social welfare.

Places for People Charity Walk

Morecambe Bay 6 mile crossing - SeptemberNovus employee employees who work on the Places for People contract have been invited to take part in this charity walk by one of Novus' key clients to raise money for the Touchstone Charity Fund.

Cycle & Snowdon Challenge

Novus employee Charity Challenge - 27th August

Novus Operative, Chris Fisher is going to cycle 116 miles from Stoke on Trent to mount Snowdon, upon on arrival he will then be climbing the mountain. His estimated cycle time is 10-11 hours and roughly 2-3 hours trekking up the mountain. He is raising money for a local charity close to heart called The Douglas Macmillian Hospice.

Everyday Douglas Macmillan Hospice provides all hospice services free of charge to adults with life limiting illnesses in the North Staffordshire area and also provides supportive care for their families and carers.

Employee Snowdon Charity Challenge

Nationwide Novus employee Charity Challenge - 20th August

In the summer Novus are hosting a Snowdon Challenge open to all employees. Employees will each chose their own charity or good cause to raise money for.

Background to our Changing Lives Campaign

Highlighted on our website:  are some of the lives that Novus employees have already helped change. Since 2015 Novus employees have fundraised and donated over £70,000 to good causes helping change over 10,000 lives! 

In 2015 Novus set a target to raise £10,000 and help change 10,000 lives which we achieved, so now we have doubled our target to change 20,000 lives (and therefore we have set the target to raise £20,000)! The aim is to make a positive contribution to improving peoples' lives through charitable donations, or providing opportunities for skills development, or holding community projects to tackle local issues within the communities we work across.