On Friday 27thSeptember 2019 VHR took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Macmillan Coffee Mornings
One of the UK’s largest charities, Macmillan Cancer Support has spent over 100 years providing healthcare, information and financial support to people affected by cancer and their families, and campaign for better cancer care across the country.
Since the first ever Coffee Morning took place in 1990, the bake off and social event has raised over £200 million for Macmillan. With M&S as its headline partner for the tenth year, Macmillan are aiming to top last year’s incredible £26,914,382 and raise even more funds this year.
VHR’s Coffee Morning
Last week VHR raised over £70 for Macmillan. As £52 helps run the Macmillan Online Community forum for over an hour, we are proud that our bake sale will provide emotional and practical support for over nearly 1,000 people affected by cancer.
We can reveal that our Client Operations Executive Carmen D’Agostino won star baker with an impressive chocolate strawberry cake, and our HR intern Alexandra Rossman came in as runner up with her excellent American-style chocolate chip cookies.
VHR’s Fundraising Activities
In August 2019 VHR announced our new CSR partnership with Youth Employment UK, the not-for-profit organisation striving to reduce youth unemployment and support every young person to find their ideal career. VHR are looking forward to collaborating with Youth Employment UK in speaking to young people in schools and youth groups and promoting some of the exciting yet little-known careers in the engineering industry.
In the past two years, VHR raised over £25,000 for charity through:
· Running the London Marathon
· Sponsoring the Virgin Atlantic Charity Golf Day
· Completing a number of triathlons
· Cycling around the world for children with rare diseases
· Visiting India to build schools and support communities
· Dress down events like Get Loud for Deaf Children and Christmas Jumper Day
· Running the Santa Dash across London.
VHR offer 21 unique employee benefits as well as fundraising activites all year round – find out what it’s like to work with us.