WRS raises over £13,000 in 2015 for healthcare charity
Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS) Ltd raised over £13,000 for Mercy Ships, a healthcare charity, in 2015.
The company raised £4,757 through a variety of fundraising events and sporting challenges throughout 2015. It also sponsored and attended the Mercy Ships Africa Ball, raising a further £8,565 for the charity in Summer 2015, raising a total of £13,322 through the year. It has decided to support that charity again over the next 12 months.
WRS’ says its work in the maritime industry around the world makes Mercy Ships a cause close to its heart. The Africa Mercy is a converted rail ferry which now serves as a floating hospital ship, complete with five surgical theatres and home to almost 500 crew members.
Mark Brown, WRS’ managing director, said, “Our staff and consultants have enjoyed supporting Mercy Ships throughout 2015 and we are all immensely proud of the amount raised through the year. The Mercy Ships team really get involved with our fundraising efforts and they are an extremely rewarding charity to get involved with thanks to the quality of the work they do, providing life-changing surgery and healthcare to some of the world’s poorest people.
“Our charities committee organised a wide range of fantastic events through 2015 and we see these continuing into 2016, with sporting events like the Wilmslow Half Marathon just around the corner and a number of fun days, barbecues and the like that the whole team can get involved in. The maritime link, not to mention the work we do in Africa, means this is a cause which is especially close to our hearts and I’d just like to congratulate all of our staff on the excellent fundraising efforts they have all supported or
Sarah Balser, Mercy Ships’ head of fundraising in the UK, presented WRS with a certificate for their giving in 2015 at WRS’ Global headquarters in Altrincham, Cheshire early in March 2016. She commented, “We are really excited about partnering for the 2nd year with WRS, who have been amazing supporters and champions of our work during the last 12 months. The whole team has a genuine empathy for and understanding of the work that Mercy Ships’ volunteers carry out every day. The time and effort spent in coordinating the various fundraising events, and the money raised, allow our volunteers to continue providing aid to some of the world’s most needy. Their ongoing contribution will change the lives of so many more living in extreme poverty in Africa in need of serious surgery; and I hope our relationship continues long into the future.”