Charity news 11.12.18
Smart Solutions has raised £21,000 for the NSPCC’s work to end child abuse in the UK.
Smart Solutions staff in Wales and across the UK have spent the past 18 months organising a variety of fundraising activities for the charity, to eclipse the fundraising goal set by the company’s chief executive, Nathan Bowles.
Activities ranged from bake-off days and Easter bonnet competitions to half marathons and obstacle course challenges. Arguably the most gruelling fundraising effort saw 16 Smart Solutions employees complete Yorkshire’s ‘Three Peaks’ challenge – Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough - a 24-mile hike that includes a 5,200-foot ascent.
Bowles said, “As a business, we are committed to playing our part in supporting charities that directly benefit the communities we work for and within. NSPCC absolutely fits that bill. It’s the UK’s leading children's charity, fighting to end child abuse and helping children who have been abused or neglected to recover. We set an ambitious target of £21,000 in the hope that sum would support the services that children turn to every day for help.
“I knew we could achieve our target – we set the same fundraising goal for Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre in 2016 and achieved it - but it has been so wonderful to see Smart Solutions staff, once again, step up to the mark for a cause they believe in. It has been their innovative ideas, personal drive and generosity that have ensured we reached our target.”
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