At Vertical Advantage, we work hard and play harder.
But what’s also personally important to us is giving a little bit back to the community and local charities.
We try to fundraise, donate and offer our time in various ways.
From sponsoring events, through to bake-offs and 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.
These charities 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.
Most recently we organised a Great British Bake Off that was an absolute success. Not only was it an internal showdown we also had our lovely neighbours take part and help finish off all the cake. Somehow we managed to raised nearly £400! 1st place unsurprisingly went to our Associate Director Andy 2nd place went to me(but I got the most votes so should have won...just saying!) 3rd place went to Rhys (although we're not sure he made it)
Apart from a reason to eat cake and get competitive, this is for a fantastic cause as all proceeds go to a charity close to our hearts: Macmillan Cancer Support
We love that this charity helps everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support.
If you'd like to still donate for a fantastic cause please do here.
We’ve also raised money for Cancer Research on two occasions. Most recently, 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! Our X employees, Susan and Kathryn also took part in a Race for Life raising 17% over target.
We’ve also supported these charities the years:
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.
We will keep you updated through the year on what we get up to and (hopefully) how much we have been able to raise.