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ARC offers support to malaria charity

ARC offers support to malaria charity

The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) has thrown its weight behind a global campaign to save thousands of lives and cut deaths from malaria by half.

ARC has teamed up with Malaria No More UK and will donate all profits from its annual Summer Social in May to the charity.

The trade membership organisation representing recruitment businesses is also promoting the valuable work done by Malaria No More and the various campaigns the charity runs.

Malaria is one of the greatest causes of poverty in Africa and yet, it is also one of the cheapest to defeat.  It costs less than the price of a cup of coffee to treat a child and save their life.  

Malaria No More UK is inviting people to join a global challenge that tackles the causes of poverty head on.  Live Below the Line challenges you to live on &pound1 a day for all food and drink for 5 days from 29 April to 3 May. 

Fundraising Manager at Malaria No More UK, Helen Mabberley said: “As well as feeding in to your company’s Corporate Social Responsibility goals, the challenge can be undertaken during the normal working day and is a great team builder.”

There is a special website where staff can sign up, get recipe ideas, record their progress though blogs and photos, form teams with colleagues, and even track how much has been raised by your company. Visit https://www.livebelowtheline.com/uk-mnmuk

ARC will hold its annual Summer Social on the riverside terrace at the House of Commons on 21st May and ARC members will be contributing to the charity when they buy a ticket for the event.  For more information visit the ARC website http://www.arc-org.net/events/1078078/arc-summer-social

For further information about Malaria No more UK and how various celebrities have fared on the Live Below The Line Challenge visit malarianomore.org.uk

Top malaria facts: 

1.            No parent should lose a child to a disease that costs &pound1 to treat and just &pound5 to prevent

2.            This is one killer disease we really can beat – we can make & lsquo;malaria no more’ in our lifetime

3.            Malaria costs Africa an estimated &pound8 billion and some families up to 25% of their household income each year

4.            After fighting malaria for thousands of years we are at a tipping point in beating the disease: Deaths from malaria have fallen by 1/3 in Africa and 26% globally since 2000

5.            We have achieved so much in the last five years in the fight against malaria. If we stop now we face resurgence and all the gains will be wiped out

6.            In Sri Lanka in the 1960s 1.5 million people caught malaria every year. by 2011 the number was just 124. Defeating malaria is achievable.

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