Redsquid Forms its First Official Charity Committee
In light of our recent work with One YMCA and Action for Children, Redsquid has formed its very first official charity committee.
By forming an official committee, we aim to make a positive difference in both our local community, and the wider world. We also hope to encourage our fantastic staff to get engaged with our charity efforts, and to feel inspired to give something back.
The committee is made up of five dedicated Redsquid employees, including Customer Service duo Amanda and Stacey, Internal Sales Executive; Harry, Key Account Manager; Matt, as well as Sales Administrator, and committee chair; Amy. As members of Redsquid’s charity committee, these employees will be brainstorming ideas, organising and running events, and collecting donations for our chosen charities throughout the year. Not only are they in charge of planning future fundraising events, but they also responsible for organising other ways that Redsquid can help charities and communities, in a similar fashion to our previous projects with One YMCA.
To find out more, we sat down with Amy, who further elaborated on her role as charity chair, and the responsibilities it entails:
‘As one of Redsquid’s full-time office members, I’m able to ensure that a representative of the committee is always available to give whatever support our staff need. But I’m mostly here to bring everyone together, and motivate the committee and the Redsquid team to all get involved in our fundraising and volunteer activities.’
We also discussed the committee’s plans for this year’s events and the charities they’re looking to support, Amy could confirm that:
‘We’re planning on focusing on a single charity each quarter, these charities will likely include; Mind (one of our existing customers), Cancer Research UK, and Herts Young Homeless. Our work won’t only be restricted to fundraising and awareness activities, as we’re hoping to organise several opportunities for staff to volunteer for local charities and communities as well.’
Lastly, she outlined what the committee’s very first charity event would be, when it would be taking place, and which charity it would be supporting:
‘For our first fundraising event, we’re hoping to cycle the entire distance from London to Cardiff (which is about 164 miles) to raise money for Sports Relief. During the week of the 17th to the 23rd of March, the Redsquid team will be competing against one another to see who can cycle the most miles. We’ll also be organising several other fundraising activities throughout the week to encourage further donations to our JustGiving page.’
Sports Relief do some fantastic work throughout the UK and across the world, helping vulnerable people receive essential vaccinations, maternity care, and general health support. Which is why it’s so important that with our first charity event our cyclists and donators go the extra mile, and raise as much money as possible.
Keep an eye out for more updates coming over the next fortnight, and feel free to donate to the Redsquid Sports Relief page now.