Square One Resources has raised over 8,000
Square One Resources has raised over 8,000 in 2008 for the Rainbow Trust and is aiming just as high in 2009.
Last year Square One employees supported the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity giving themselves a target of 6,000 to keep one of the swimming pools at a respite home open for a year. On the journey employees used their imagination to raise as much as they could. Some ran in the British 10k and 5k runs in London, the company as a whole had quarterly dress down days, cake sales, a Christmas raffle and some even walked on hot coals! Their efforts were rewarded by the fact that they exceeded their target by July and by the end of the year were able to present the charity with a cheque for 8,307.
It has been an amazing year of fundraising for Square One and Rainbow Trust Childrens Charity were delighted to have benefited from the fantastic amount raised. It has been an absolute pleasure to work closely with Square One during 2008, the staff have been incredibly proactive with their fundraising efforts and we know 2009 will be no different. Rainbow Trust supported 1,000 families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness in 2008, and its only with the help of companies like Square One that we can continue to be there for them so on behalf of all the families we support I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff for their dedication, Louise Bingham, Corporate Fundraiser, Rainbow Trust.
Dave Pye, Chief Executive at Square One added, Our employees really connected with the cause and were happy to do what they could to support such a worthwhile charity. The average age of our employees is 34 so many have young families or are thinking about starting on that journey. Due to the level of commitment shown last year we have chosen to continue to support The Rainbow Trust in 2009. In addition, and to complement part of our overall CSR strategy for 2009 expanding into Europe and beyond, we will also support SOS Childrens Villages.
SOS operates in 132 countries with a focus on family-based, long-term care of children who can no longer grow up with their biological families. SOS works with children who are orphaned, abandoned or whose families are unable to care for them. These children are then given the opportunity to build long lasting relationships within a family that complements their existing individual culture and religion within their community.