Giving something back is really important to us at Jungle and we like to get involved in a variety of charitable activities and local community projects.
Here are just a few things that we have been doing to make a difference….
As an HR expert, Teresa Boughey, Jungle founder and MD, is more used to negotiating the boardroom than giant slides, but she donned her Superhero outfit to tackle an inflatable obstacle course to raise funds for Severn Hospice in April 2018. Teresa was joined by husband Mike and son James to complete the Superhero challenge 5k course known as KAPOW!
Teresa, dressed as Wonder Woman, was raising funds in memory of her mother, Shirley Wheeldon. She said: ‘My mum was a true Wonder Woman and she was very well looked after by Severn Hospice so I was delighted to take part in the first ever KAPOW! event to raise funds for such a good cause.”
Team Jungle smashed their fundraising target but would like to raise even more, so if you can help there is still time to donate via Teresa’s Just Giving Page.
Severn Hospice provides care for patients and families who are living with life limiting illnesses and the Hospice relies on public fundraising for two thirds of their income every year.
The Hunger Project
At Jungle we are passionate about inspiring people and helping unleash talent and creativity, that’s why we have partnered with the Hunger Project to become the first Ambassadors of their Unleashed Women Leadership Programme.
Our donation will:
- Train 8,000 mothers on feeding their children locally available nutritious food so their children grow up healthy.
- Give 600 women a start-up microfinance loan to start, grow a small business, or improve their home.
- Empower 300 women to become animators. An animator is a local volunteer leader who train her fellow villagers on issues such as education, sanitation and stopping child marriage.
The partnership also fulfils two of the United Nations Global Goals; Zero Hunger and Gender Equality.
In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Walking For Charity
The event, in aid of breast cancer, was one very close to Teresa’s heart as she explains here.
Heads & Tails
Jungle were the proud sponsors of the charity game played at the Shropshire Business Awards held in June 2013. The fun game ‘heads and tails’ raised an amazing £3,300 in aid of Severn Hospice.
Employability & Skills
Supporting our youth of today to get ready for the world of employment tomorrow is a responsibility that Jungle takes very seriously.
In January 2013, Jungle were invited to attend the Employability and Skills event which took place at Telford College of Arts and Technology where young adults from across the county were invited to find out all about the world of work and what it is that employers want from new recruits.
The event was part of a series of events which are taking place across the county to support young adults explore their options and receive the latest information on local employment or apprenticeship opportunities as well as gaining some experience of the skills required by having a go at a range of stimulating and fun activities.
There were a steady stream of visitors to our Jungle stand throughout the day.
Here’s what one of our visitors told us after meeting us at the event:
Dear Teresa and Cathy,
I really appreciate you taking the time to talk with me at the TCAT open day this morning.
Since returning home I have thoroughly enjoyed looking through your website, the recommended reading section was helpful (will be looking out some of those books for sure) and your amazing personal adventures are wonderful.
It was fantastic to see your leading edge company represented today, it made me feel that my new adventure back to the working world was possible.
I feel inspired and excited – Thank You.
Come Zip Wire with us!
Jungle’s CEO Teresa Boughey took to the sky as she completed a 500 ft zip wire challenge taking part on 30 September 2012 at RAF Cosford, raising £200 in aid of Severn Hospice.
This charity is chosen by Teresa as its very close to her heart ‘my mum sadly lost her 26 year battle with cancer last year, but she always had such a zest for life and was always ‘zipping along’ so this is truly fitting event to take part in in aide of her memory and to raise some money for the Severn Hospice‘
School Forest Garden Project
Undeterred by the weather the area was cleared and soon began to take shape.
In no time at all the children had discovered lots of bugs and creepy crawlies!
2011 was time to Shine!
Through generous sponsorship Teresa raised a fantastic £1,200 – so we wanted to say a really big and heartfelt ‘ Thank you’ to everyone who generously gave sponsorship.
Charitable involvement 2009/2010
Jungle supported many fundraising events such as the Winter Wonderland Ball, Ludlow races and a fabulous Hogwarts Halloween extravaganza.