Market leading recruitment specialists Allen & York focussed corporate social responsibility efforts on raising money for various charities in 2008.
Allen & York, - a global company serving the Natural and Built Environment sectors based in the UK – whilst highlighting the importance of helping the environment and the global issue of climate change, understands the significance of giving back to the local community.
At the beginning of 2008 Allen & York supported Will Madden from client GVA Grimley, who ran the London Marathon on behalf of Grooms-Shaftesbury – a charity that provides care and support for disabled children and adults across the UK – pledging to raise £1300.
Will succeeded and reached his pledged target that he kindly donated the total raised to Grooms-Shaftesbury.
The World’s Largest Industry Sailing Regatta in the UK – the Little Britain Challenge Cup (LBCC) - has welcomed, since 1988, Construction Industry professionals to race in a four day sailing event in support of nine chosen charities. Allen & York have donated £1000’s to these charities through taking part in this event over the past two years whilst rewarding members of staff.
The Ellen MacArthur Trust, Jubilee Sailing Trust, Paralympic Sailing Team and The Cirdan Sailing Trust were the four main charities that Allen & York supported by taking part in September. They are sailing charities helping disadvantaged or disabled people experience the world of sailing.
Every October sees the most well known national fundraising day, Jeans for Genes, take place to raise money for children affected by genetic disorders. Allen & York carried out a variety of activities in their offices on Friday 3rd October in the effort to raise money to help fund care and support for children and their families, as well as research into the causes and cures of genetic disorders that have detrimental effects on the lives of young children.
Since the fundraising day began during the early 1990’s Allen & York has contributed to the £30,000,000 that has been raised to date. ‘Allen & York are extremely supportive of this fundraising day and have been for years. We feel a close allegiance to this national event and will proudly continue to target our corporate social responsibility efforts towards genetic research on an annual basis.’ Mark Allen, Managing Director at Allen & York.
Allen & York became official Corporate Partners with Julia’s House Hospice, a children’s hospice based in the South West of the UK dedicated to providing care for children with life-limiting conditions who are unlikely to live past the age of 18 years old. The company Christmas Ball that took place on Friday 19th December had a raffle dedicated to raise money for Julia’s House. £1100 was raised that will go towards equipment and other provisions for Julia’s House.
Charity work for 2009 has already been foreseen by firstly sponsoring the St Valentines ‘Virtual’ Balloon Race as a direct donation to the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Allen & York will continue to uphold their responsibility to support Charities operating across the globe as well as supporting their local community.
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