At Vertical Advantage, we work hard and play harder.
But what’s also personally important is to give a little bit back to the community and local charities.
These various causes are close to the hearts of the team in different ways, with some team members supporting them in their own time.
For instance, our Jayna, Associate Director has been a volunteer since 2013 for a charity called Time to Talk Befriending in Brighton who supports the elderly. They can suffer massively from loneliness and are a lot more vulnerable. Time to Talk Befriending gives Jayna the opportunity to give a small bit of her time back to the community. She especially likes it because she feels it helps ease some of that loneliness.
I’m the newly appointed Senior Marketing Executive, Isabella, I have been the Social Media Manager since July 2018 for ASTRiiD. ASTRiiD connects people fighting long-term health conditions with ambitious businesses seeking skilled volunteers or staff on a flexible basis.
Our Senior Consultants, Jack & Tom, took it to the boxing ring with WCB to raise money for Cancer Research, that was completely sponsored for by our MD David. They trained intensively for 8 weeks. Jack raised £400 and Tom raised £240 above his £500 target!
Lastly, our high achiever apprentice, Amy, is registered for the Race for Life, mud run in July for breast cancer also Shine Night Walk for Bowel Cancer in commemoration of her nan and lastly the Big Fun Run in Crystal Palace in support of Rethink Mental Illness.
We’ve also supported:
Cancer Research as I don’t think there is a person out there who does not know someone or has been affected by Cancer. That’s why this charity means so much to many. Research has come so far in the last 10 years offering people not only an extension to a precious life but also the potential of a cure. Just think what could be achieved in the next 10 years with the right investment!
Rainbows Children’s Hospice a Leicestershire based hospice that covers the larger East Midlands Area and offers support and care not only to the children but also to their families.
Battersea Dogs Home this speaks for itself…a nation of animal lovers but unfortunately there are one or two people out there who do not have the compassion or responsibility to look after these wonderful creatures and Battersea will rehabilitate and ensure the dogs go to homes that really care
Demelza Children’s Hospice Demelza provides the best care and support for seriously ill babies, children and young people and their families across East Sussex, Kent and South East London.
Matt Hampson Foundation aim is to provide advice, support, relief and/or treatment for anyone suffering serious injury or disability which has arisen from any cause, but in particular from participation in or training for any sport, sporting activity or other forms of physical education or recreation.
There are always new local causes that come to our attention and if we can give them just a little bit of support we will.
At Vertical Advantage, we donate in various ways.
From sponsored events, through to cake bakes and giving up our time to help.
We also take pride in offering every member of staff at Vertical Advantage paid leave each year to spend time with a charity and offer help in whatever way the charity needs.
We will keep you updated through the year on what we get up to and (hopefully) how much we have been able to raise.