Robert Walters raises cash for charity
Specialist recruiter Robert Walters has generated much needed funds for people affected by stroke, thanks to a fun-filled staff Charity Day.
Consultants from across five UK offices pitched in with an imaginative series of events, from a wildly popular & lsquo;Got Talent’ contest to Treasure Hunts, cake sales and chicken nugget and donut eating competitions.
Staged at the firm’s West End headquarters, the flagship event was an all day Row-athon, where athletic staff competed to be crowned fastest in a 2,000m rowing machine time trial.
Proceedings were rounded off with an auction hosted by Chief Operating Officer Giles Daubeney, where prizes included a day at Sanctuary Spa Covent Garden and a round of golf with former Australia rugby union captain Michael Lynagh.
Monies donated through a & lsquo;dress down’ initiative were also matched by the company.
Rachel Carrington, account manager at the Stroke Association, said, “We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with Robert Walters on their charity day, to raise money for people whose lives are devastated by stroke. Everyone got stuck in to all the activities, from dressing up in animal onesies to a “Got Talent” contest. It was really impressive and we want to thank all the staff who took part.
“Without companies like Robert Walters, we would not be able to continue our work supporting stroke survivors and their families. A stroke happens in an instant but the effects can last a lifetime. In the UK someone has a stroke every five minutes and it is the leading cause of complex adult disability. Fundraising days like this enable us to help stroke survivors make the best possible recovery and lead a full life after stroke.”
Chris Hickey, CEO of Robert Walters UK, Middle East and Africa, said, “We are incredibly proud of all our staff and their support for the important work carried out by the Stroke Association. I am delighted that we have surpassed the total amount raised last year, and credit is due to everyone involved in organising and taking part in such a fantastic day. Raising money for this worthy cause gives staff the chance to show their creative side, while not losing sight of the serious purpose behind the Charity Day.”