SAS employees rally behind Adventure Learning Foundation

SAS, the leader in analytics which has its UK headquarters in Marlow, recently got behind local charity the Adventure Learning Foundation (ALF) when employees decided to carry out a makeover of the Go-Kart track at its Longridge Activity Centre.

SAS’ financial services pre-sales team have regular monthly meetings, and recently decided to meet off-site at the activity centre. Rather than limit themselves to discussing how they could help customers in financial services, the 20-strong team decided they should show some support for the local charity that was hosting them. They ended up sourcing and delivering over 400 tyres to surround the go-kart track, along with providing the paint and all the necessary tools for the refurbishment work that followed.

ALF is a charity empowering activity programmes that build confidence and teach life skills, such as leadership and team work. It also offers employment and training opportunities to young people, so they can contribute to their communities. The Longridge site is set in a unique riverside location near Marlow, and boasts a number of water- and land-based activities, including pedal Go-Karting.

Amanda Foister OBE, ALF CEO, commented: “Our charity receives no external funding and is therefore completely reliant on community support from companies like SAS to help make our activities the best that they can be. SAS’ support was welcome as they identified a project they could do from start to finish, and the team not only supplied the workforce they also worked hard to source and supply all the materials we needed – we couldn’t ask for more really.”

Charles Senabulya, VP & Country Manager, SAS UK & Ireland, said: “We encourage employees to work creatively, which doesn’t just mean thinking creatively but also being innovative in how and where we work. I think it’s great that teams have meetings outside the office from time to time and get out into the local community, especially when it results in activity like this in support of an organisation offering important life-learning opportunities for youngsters.”

To find out more about the huge array of ALF activities and its support for training young people, visit

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