The year so far
It has been a busy year for our community and charity events! We have taken part in more events and are getting more involved with charity fundraising that we have ever been both for our chosen charity – Cancer Research UK – and for many other causes:
From having a slippers day and cake baking to getting all the men in lipstick, wearing pink and having a buffet of red food & drink… it’s safe to say we have had a lot of fun! Our main charity event of the last year was the Great Manchester Run which was much more challenging and saw 6 staff members training for many weeks in the lead up to the event – raising funds for both Mid Cheshire Hospitals Scanner Appeal and ABTA Lifeline.
We raised a total of £1,041.20 in the past 12 months!
As we have reached the end of our financial year, it’s time for us to choose a new charity to support for 2015/16. Look out for all our future efforts in hoping to top last years total. If you have any fundraising ideas or know of any events we should get involved with, please let us know!
The Family Holiday Association
We have decided that we will be supporting The Family Holiday Association as our chosen charity of the year. The Family Holiday Association is the only national charity dedicated to providing British seaside breaks and day trips for families struggling with some of the toughest challenges life can bring.
Continue reading Annual Charity Round-up
Friday the 18th September saw the return of Jeans for Genes Day. This was the second year the team here at The Travel Visa Company has taken part in this charity fundraising event. The idea behind the day is simple. Wear a pair of jeans and donate to charity.
We managed to raise £21.70 over the duration of the day! The money we helped raise goes towards helping children and their families who have, and are affected by, genetic disorders.
There are between 4,000 and 6,000 known genetic
disorders currently being treated in the UK. It has been estimated that one in 25 children are affected by a genetic disorder and around 30,000 babies are newly diagnosed each year which is why donating to Genetic Disorders UK is so important.
Jeans for Genes has had massive
support since the organisations creation in 1992 and has raised over £35 million! The charity has been supported by a huge range of different celebrities and famous figures including Kate Moss, Warwick Davis, Fabrice Muamba and Kate Garraway.
Overall, the Travel Visa Company team had a brilliant day raising money for a brilliant cause!
To find out more about this charity you can visit the Jeans for Genes official website at: http://www.jeansforgenesday.org/
To donate, go to: http://www.jeansforgenesday.org/donate/
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