Routeco Foundation fund raising!

Routeco has always believed in supporting good causes and to celebrate our 40th Birthday we launched The Routeco Routeco-Foundation-Logo-Green.pngfoundation to show our long term commitment to philanthropy, both locally and globally.

During the celebrations for Routeco’s 40th birthday we raised £1,920!

Which is going towards Africa Educational Trust - AET started in 1958 and supports education in conflict affected areas of Africa. The BRITE Project (Business, Resilience, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise) focuses on STEM Education to better prepare secondary school students for employment by supporting them to explore solutions to real-life challenges, such as water purification and biogas generation

We held two fantastic events to help raise such a great amount.

Routeco’s 40th family fun day – We held a family fun day to celebrate Routeco’s 40th Birthday and raised just over £865!

Woburn Golf Club event – this included a three course dinner and afterwards a prize draw, which raised £1055!

We will split the donations up to go towards three great causes.

Travelling Library for African Schools - The trunk is made of steel to repel rats and termites. It's padlocked to protect its valuable contents: around 100 volumes of fiction, non-fiction and reference books. It´s constantly on the move, trundled by donkey or bicycle cart to schools in Somalia, Sudan. South Sudan and Uganda (all former war zones, understandably short of books). The supply is refreshed every month. It´s a story that needs to be told.

A years schooling – Their school pack is a gift to teachers of four ready-prepared lessons - each with a detailed lesson plan and PowerPoint presentation. The unit of work is designed for Year 9, for use in Citizenship classes, and gives pupils the opportunity to consider issues surrounding social justice and charity.

Flip-flops – part of many children’s daily routine is facing an hour’s walk to school over rough ground with bare feet. To support the commitment to stay in school, AET send donations to a select area to receive a gift of flip-flops.


Cost Each



Donkey Libraries




A years schooling




Flip flops








Thank you to everyone who donated, take a look at some of the photos below! 

If you would like to find out more about the Routeco Foundation, please click here.








For more information contact your local Routeco branch on 0370 607 1000 or email

Posted: 16/11/2018 14:37:00 by Becca Hutton | with 0 comments