Year of giving back goes international to continue support
With 2021 dedicated to our year of giving back, colleague charity fundraising reached a global level in the second quarter of the year – with NRL’s recruitment operations in Egypt taking part alongside other UK-based branches.
Busking in Portishead funds a new defibrillator
Tim Stubbs from NRL’s Ultrasonics division, part of the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) business, took to his local streets to host a music busking event to raise money for the Portishead Lions Club’s Heartsafe campaign – which places much-needed heart defibrillators within the town.
Thanks to the support of his family and the generous musicians giving up their time and fees, they were able to raise enough money for a new defibrillator.
See how the Portishead Lions Club support their local area below:
Raising awareness of health care in Egypt
Then it was the turn of Cairo-based Area Manager Hazem Ayoub. Hazem and the international Recruitment team were keen to support Egypt Without Disease, after being introduced to them by his local Cairo Fairways Rotary Club. Egypt Without Disease work within the local community to provide access to healthcare where it’s needed most – including regular mobile clinics.
In May, Hazem was delighted to safely meet up with Dr Lamia Malek to share an 8,000 Egyptian Pound donation on behalf of himself and the international team.
Since launching, Egypt Without Disease has successfully supported more than 31,500 beneficiaries, with plans to continue to deliver even more crucial services to local residents.
You can find out more about Egypt Without Disease below:
Setting the stakes high for Grace House
In June our Sunderland Recruitment team picked up the baton of our year of giving back by support Grace House, a charity the team have previously passionately supported. Members of the team used their charity days to undertake volunteer gardening at the Sunderland based house, which provides safe and trusted respite for local families with disabled children.
Always keen to up the stakes however, the team have also set themselves some physical challenges later in the year too. Among some of the ideas, Branch Manager Emma Lowden has signed up to participate in the Great North Run for the first time – commencing training in June.
Keen to make as much of a difference as possible, the team will continue to fundraise throughout 2021.
Find out more about the great work Grace House do below:
As teams across the Group’s recruitment and contracting businesses pass the half way back, together they have already raised over £3,000 for some important local causes – with many exciting plans as the year progresses.