Be the change: philanthropy update
Lightsource Foundation news
£1m fundraising target achieved
The Lightsource Foundation has had a very successful few months, culminating in achieving our ambitious fundraising goal of £1 million!
This incredible achievement was reached ahead of schedule, highlighting our unwavering commitment and our exceptional team’s dedication.
Since 2014, through our partnership with World Vision, we’ve been supporting communities in Cambodia and Nepal, addressing crucial challenges like child protection, education, health, and nutrition.
This achievement, like all others, has only been possible thanks to the passion and hard work of our incredible team members.
Visit Lightsource Foundation raises a huge £1 million to find out more.
Lightsource bp awarded prestigious Platinum Award from the Charities Trust
This award, presented by Charities Trust, was in recognition of fostering a culture of philanthropy and commitment to giving in the workplace, by promoting payroll giving to the very highest standard.
The Platinum Payroll Giving Quality Mark Award was presented thanks to 20% of our UK Lightsource bp team members donating through our payroll giving scheme, which is also offered globally. At Lightsource bp we support the Lightsource Foundation, where alongside World Vision, we work towards a better future for communities across the world.
This simple way of giving is great for charities as they are provided with regular income. Donations are also deducted from monthly gross pay, prior to tax deductions, meaning it costs less for our team members to give more to their chosen causes. Better yet, as a company we match the amount donated by our team members.
Find out more about our Platinum Award from the Charities Trust.
Lightsource Foundation fundraising
Hever Castle Triathlon team raises £825 for the Lightsource Foundation
In September, seven teams from Lightsource bp participated in the Hever Castle Triathlon, all in support of the Lightsource Foundation.
The following members of the Lightsource bp team stepped up to the challenge of swimming/cycling/running in the triathlon:
Alex DeSouza, Elizabeth Lutley, Barney Jeffcoat Dick, Ann Sharpe, Andrew Jasudasen, Gerhardus Human, Stephen Purvis, Ann Davies, Robin Duncan, Declan Keiley, Lindsay Anderson, Leo Kellock, Nick Jackson, Jenni Sainthouse, Matthew Braybrook, Katy McGuiness, Temuulen Elbegdorj, Lauren Holdcroft, Matthew Malyali, James Farley, Emily Buckley.
Watch the video below to see how the team got on.
London office Halloween bake sale
The London office hosted a highly successful Halloween bake sale, raising an impressive £292 in support of the Lightsource Foundation. Several talented bakers among our team contributed their delectable Halloween-themed treats, creating an afternoon of delightful indulgence for everyone in the office.
Our Global Walk4Water continues across our regions
The average woman and children in developing countries — including Nepal — walk 6km everyday to fetch water for their community. This puts children in vulnerable situations, takes them away from education and impacts their health. Yet, the water that is available is often filthy and makes them unwell.
Early this year we launched our Walk4Water campaign, enabling us to raise funds to install more water pumps in the homes of vulnerable families in Sarlahi, Nepal. A number of our global offices have already held their 6km walk4water and recently Madrid held their walk, enjoying a route taking in many well-known tourist attractions including the Puerta de Alcalá.
Watch the video below where Nick Boyle, Group CEO explains the importance of our Walk4Water campaign.
Contributions can be made to our Walk4Water fund.
Lightsource bp supports Everyone’s Playground initiative in Pennsylvania
On October 28, Lightsource bp joined community members, local officials and the Andy Russel Charitable Foundation at a ribbon-cutting event for the Comfort Station for Everyone’s Playground in Selinsgrove Pennsylvania. Established in 2019, the playground was created to accommodate children and others with special needs, disabilities, and other challenging conditions. It’s a place where children of all abilities can play, learn, and grow.
The final phase of Everyone’s Playground is the addition of an ADA-compliant Comfort Station. This changing area and restroom facility will accommodate individuals and their caregivers with the latest personal needs and sanitary equipment, while insuring complete privacy.
After two years of fundraising, the Comfort Station is finally complete, supported by a contribution from Lightsource bp!
The Comfort Station location is within steps of Everyone’s Playground, a picnic pavilion, fresh drinking water, and comfortable “Buddy Benches” snuggled among a grove of beautiful shade trees.
Three of Lightsource bp’s Cottontail Solar project sites, in Snyder and Columbia counties, are all within an hour or less drive of Everyone’s Playground!
This contribution underscores Lightsource bp’s dedication to inclusivity and community, creating an accessible space for families living near our solar farms.
Find our more about our support for Everyone’s Playground.
30 Nov, 2023
bp agrees to take full ownership of Lightsource bp
bp has agreed to acquire the 50.03% interest it does not already own in Lightsource bp, enabling Lightsource bp’s continuing growth and high performance.
29 Nov, 2023
Solar and nature in perfect harmony
SolarPower Europe have released this year’s entries for their 2023 photo competition, Lightsource bp has submitted three entries, showcasing our projects in the UK, Greece and
27 Nov, 2023
Team onboarding: Lightsource bp site visits in 2023
This year, Lightsource bp hosted eight onboarding solar site visits. A total of 285 team members, including 25 interns, were actively engaged in these informative sessions.