We at First Corporate decided in 2016 that we wanted to give back to charity, by starting a yearly fundraising campaign.
Every year we will ask our team to recommend a charity they support, and once we have collated these charities we will randomly choose five. Those five will then be voted on by everyone in the company, and the charity with the most votes will be our focus for that year.
In 2016, our employees chose the Make-A-Wish Foundation as their first Charity of Choice.
We held a variety of different fundraising activities over the course of 2017 to raise as much money as we could for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
This included a variety of bake sales and casual dress days, an on going bake sale and a sponsored shave by one of our employees.
Our main fundraising event was held on February 25th in The Scow Rugby Club in Port Talbot where we hosted 'Make-A-Wish Rocks!' an evening of musical performances from some of our employees and a raffle which had various impressive prizes. The night was a great success!
With smaller donations and fundraisers in between, we managed to raise an amazing £2752.19 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation (not including Gift Aid). See a collection of images throughout our fundraising events in our Make-A-Wish Fundraising Gallery.
Due to the success of the year we have decided to continue our charity campaigns. For 2018 after another round of employee nominations and votes, we will now be supporting Teenage Cancer Trust. Taking what we have learned from our first year we will be tackling another big concert event, as well as some more innovative fundraising solutions throughout the year.
For more information on our fundraising, contact us.