30 good deeds to do when you are 30….. the update

Jeans for Genes dayAs we are approaching the last quarter of our 30th anniversary we have had some time to reflect on the initiatives we have undertaken as part of our 30 Good Deeds when you are 30 campaign and its been great to see the variety of charities we have helped to date… including Sethule Trust, Kidsco, Whitechapel mission, Royal Marsden Hospital and Cancer Research. We have also taken part in some local community projects including Give & Gain Day which took place in May this year and worked with primary and secondaery schools.

Here’s our list of some of the many things we have been involved in personally and professionally so far :

  1. Last week we attended the local Macmillan Coffee morning
  2. We all took part in Jeans for Genes day
  3. In May we helped with Give and Gain day Charity day 2014 working with the Bengali Workers’ Association involved in projects at the actual community centre and also at the local estate which is home to around 9000 people from a huge variety of countries and backgrounds to help bring the community together and teach local school children about recycling litter
  4. In July we held a raffle for Kidsco a fantastic London based charity
  5. Unfortunately we had to postpone our outdoor bootcamp due to torrential rain and we will now be be holding a charity Spinning class in October in aid of Kidsco
  6. We are supporting, monthly, the education and food subsidies for two orphan children in rural Zimbabwe via Sethule Trust.   – See more at our Giving Something Back page.
  7. In July some of our colleagues took part in an initiative donating bras for breast cancer
  8. At Christmas we have taken art and will take part in the Shoe Box appeal
  9. In June we donated our Whiteboards to a local school maths group
  10. In January we attended a North London secondary school careers fair to talk about the benefits of working in market research
  11. One of our colleagues ran the London 10K to raise money for Whitechapel Mission a fantastic homeless charity donations
  12. Jodie baked cakes to raise money
  13. Gave £20 to a homeless ex-soldier
  14. Donated over £1000 worth of items to North London Hospice
  15. We donated computer equipment to Computers for Africa
  16. Participated in the No makeup selfie on facebook for Breastcancer
  17. Participated in the Ice bucket challenge
  18. Sponsored Nordic fliers who attended Maggie’s Night Walk
  19. Donated food tins, bedding and warm clothes to Whitechapel Mission
  20. Sponsored a friend walking Great Wall of China for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

The charities we chose to work with so far have been chosen by the individuals who work here and covered the community, education, jobs, as well as international and local projects.  No matter how big or small the donation,  I think the message is that it isnt hard to think about others who are less fortunate than ourselves and so something to help. Anything we do, however big or small, will help.

Manuela Boyce

by Manuela Boyce on September 30, 2014

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