Genuine Group donates £17,500 to Charities in Summer Round Up
Genuine Solutions Group has just completed a frenzy of fundraising for four charities resulting in recent cheque donations totalling £17,500.00 bringing its total for fundraising for the year just short of £40,000. Employees of the Surbiton-based, technology recycling and distribution specialist have been fundraising for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, The Children’s Trust, Shooting Star Chase and Cycling Projects over the last twelve months.
The company took its employees to meet with the charities and learn more about the work they are all doing and, in some cases, get some hands-on experience! Chris McBride, CEO and co-founder of the Group is a strong believer in the benefits of working with charities, “The charity sector is reliant on donations and support from companies like us, but we gain so much from working with them and I am always so proud of the enthusiasm from the team at Genuine for getting involved and wanting to make a difference.”
“I am always so proud of the enthusiasm from the team at Genuine for getting involved and wanting to make a difference.“
Employees at Genuine take part in all manner of activities to raise funds from cake sales and dress up days to parachute jumps or abseiling down towers. The company embeds fundraising into its culture and values. Often the financial hurdles for taking part in high profile events such as marathons, prevent many people participating but Genuine Group has a policy of covering these costs so the employee can have the experience and do what they can to raise additional funds.
Five new charities will now be working with Genuine Group for a new two-year programme of fundraising; British Hearth Foundation, Thames 21, Dementia UK, Wildlife Aid and Momentum Children’s charity. These new charities are a perfect blend of major national health issues, environmental causes which resonate with the company’s recycling ethos and support for children and their families suffering from life threatening conditions.