Red Eagle’s charity efforts recognised by KEiBA awards

Set up in April 2018, the Red Eagle Foundation was the brainchild of Red Eagle’s Managing Director, Wayne Hodgson. The charity provides funding for children with mobility, mental health and learning difficulties that aren’t supported by the NHS. The charity will also provide financial support for projects involving children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Wayne Hodgson (right) with trustees Will Cotter (left), Jason Alderson (2nd left) and charity Patron, Eddie ‘the Eagle’.

Funding has come from the recruitment firm’s profits and their annual golf day, the first of which raised over £12,000 and supported by many Kent businesses. Other fundraising has been through selling memorabilia as well as the staff’s own efforts including ‘bring a pet to work day’, abseiling and dress down days.

The charity has been recognised by KEiBA, an awards scheme produced by KM Media Group and Kent County Council to reward excellence in businesses in Kent. Red Eagle is nominated as a finalist in the ‘Business Commitment to the Community’ award. The awards take place on Thursday 20th June.

Hodgson commented, “As a business owner and manager it’s all too easy to be selfishly focused on profits and earnings. I am so grateful for all the support we get from clients, Kent businesses and friends that help make the Red Eagle Foundation such a success. The funding grants make a real difference to families lives and are so rewarding to see.”

The Red Eagle story began 15 years ago, back in November 2004. The business has grown year on year and now has four branches with an expected turnover in excess of £30M this year, employing over 1,000 workers on a daily basis.