We’re really happy to share our three chosen corporate charities for 2022. Each is a worthy cause and we’ve been reading about the amazing work they do. For every new or renewed client contract, we’ll give a percentage of that income to one of the three charities – even though as a team we chose the charities, it will be our clients who get to choose who they donate to. This felt like a great way of giving something back but also democratising the choice.
When we asked our team to suggest a charity we could support as a business, it resulted in a truly inspiring list – so much so, we thought it would be good to think about how, as a team, we could get behind a few of the ones not selected as a Corporate Charity. The upshot is that we have chosen four more charities which we’ll be supporting on a quarterly basis. The four charities listed below have some local resonance with various team members and will give us the chance to collaborate on some fun challenges as a group throughout the year.
During February and March, we’re fundraising for Lastovičky Košice, a window cleaning company who train and provide work for people experiencing homelessness in the city of Košice in Slovakia. They work with local homeless shelters to identify suitable candidates, then offer them the opportunity to train under the supervision of experienced cleaners, and job opportunities once they are trained.
We will be trying to cover the 1865.23 km between our office in Leicester and Košice as a team, by any means necessary (walking, running, cycling, dancing, ice-skating, and more!)
In the second half of 2021, the Meet & Engage team took on the 2.6 challenge in aid of Maji Safi, with each person completing a personal challenge inspired by the 26 miles of the London Marathon (which was cancelled in 2020 and 2021). For example, Paul Nash cycled 260 miles whilst CEO Ali Hackett completed 26 acts of random kindness.
For our first quarter of 2021 we set ourselves the challenge of collectively walking the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats (roughly 1,000km) – with a dog in tow! As a team we managed a total of 1,218km walked and smashed our target of £1000 raised.
Thank you to all our clients and partners for helping us to support our 3 chosen charities from 2021. With your help, we raised £1,301 for Parkinsons.org, £1,904 for World Wildlife Foundation, and £2,071 for Magic Breakfast.
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