The Axis Foundation is a charity set up by Axis Europe to support local and impactful causes in the areas in which we work.
In 2016, the Axis Foundation donated a minibus to The Maypole Project which supports children with life-threatening illnesses and their families in south-east London.
John Hayes, Axis Europe’s Chief Executive, and Alan Curbishley, sports pundit and Patron of the Axis Foundation, handed over the new minibus who was christened ‘Mayble’ by the charity and grateful parents. Sally Flatteau, Founder and CEO of The Maypole Project, said: “Mayble will make a huge impact on the services we can provide to families and the children – where transport is frequently a major block to access. We will also be able to develop activities and outings that we have, until this point, put on hold! A winning asset all round – thank you, Axis!”
The Maypole Project supports over 1,000 people every year. 500 children and their parents will use the minibus to get to local events and activities, weekends away, summer holiday activities and treatment centres. Maypole parent, Ros Luff, said: “I think it’s brilliant. So many of us struggle just with the day-to-day and to get to a place is difficult. It will be great to get on the minibus and support the child there rather than have the child in the back of a small car, trying to take their seatbelt off.”
Chairman of the Axis Foundation, Peter Varney, said: “I have had the privilege of visiting the Maypole Project and seeing at first hand the wonderful service they provide and I know the minibus is going to make a real impact in the communities in which they operate. Everyone connected with the Axis Foundation is delighted to be supporting such a worthy charity.”
There’s more news on how the Axis Foundation has continued to support The Maypole Project here. Read more about The Axis Foundation’s charitable donations here.