Save the Children
During the summer months our President Apparel & Footwear
embarked on a Coast to Coast challenge in aid of Save the Children,
a charity focused on helping children around the world to reach
their full potential, by ensuring their safety, maintaining their
health & wellbeing and supporting their education.
The Coast to Coast challenge involved a 13 day walk across the
North of England, spanned a total of 190 miles, and equalled
a combined elevation of 29,135ft, equivalent to Mt Everest.
Coats employees were invited to join in the fundraising by
pursuing their own individual or team challenge. With many
keen to get involved our global community of colleagues
from across Coats joined together to contribute to the
fundraising efforts for Save the Children through a variety
of different challenges from running and various sports
activities through to knitted crafts. The combined efforts
of our employees raised an amazing total of £18,000.
This figure was matched by Coats resulting in a total of
£36,000 raised to support the children reached by the
charity. Not only was this a fantastic achievement for all
those involved but it also brought positive benefits that
supported the health and wellbeing of our employees
by encouraging them to try something new and in
many cases spend more time in nature.
Helen Slee, Regional Fundraising and Engagement
Manager of Save The Children, said: ‘This is a
fantastic effort from the Coats team. £36,000 can
go a long way to giving children a better future…
On behalf of Save the Children, a big thank you.’
For more than 250 years, Coats has been working
to support local communities in the countries
where we operate. This fundraising initiative
for Save the Children is the latest example of
this. Coats aspires to match 100% of the value
of donations of money generated by specific
fund-raising activities in future.
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