A Gift of Time is Re:locate’s new charity initiative, launched by managing editor, Fiona Murchie at the Re:locate Charity Networking party held in London, 29th November 2012.
Building on the momentum created by Re:locate’s involvement in the Jubilee Hour - an initiative that encouraged the donation of time rather than money in celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee year - A Gift of Time aims to encourage the relocation profession to unite behind a coordinated charity effort drawing on professional expertise from across the industry.
Re:locate led the way for the relocation industry during 2012 by spearheading Jubilee Hour initiatives including activities as diverse as sports coaching, litter picking and entire days devoted to transforming community spaces.
For example, Re:locate reached out to a charity called Catch22, which helps young people who have tough lives and who have faced difficult situations. Catch22 asked the relocation sector to assist them in transforming the front space of a community centre in Dagenham, East London, during their Transformation Day in July.
HSBC, SilverDoor, FOCUS, Oakwood, HCR Group, ICM Gerson, Brookfield GRS and Re:locate were all represented at the Transformation Day and it was a great success. See photographs here. It was hard work, but everyone had a lot of fun.
As the Jubilee Hour initiative comes to an end in 2012, A Gift of Time aims to keep the momentum going. There is a thirst for volunteering and service, as was in evidence during the London 2012 Olympic Games and by, the now world famous, Olympic Games Makers.
“Joining in is great for team bonding”, said Fiona Murchie at the launch of Re:locate’s A Gift of Time. “It has positive benefits in terms of morale and offers fantastic PR for the relocation sector. As well as the enjoyment of participating and networking, together we can achieve so much more.
“This is an exciting time to be part of the relocation profession – let’s celebrate success together!”
We have a list of charities needing your help and we would be delighted to hear of your CSR projects or if you would like extra assistance from across the industry.
For example, Karen Collins representing St George’s Community Children’s Project,a nursery in Tunbridge Wells, Kent offers free places to young children escaping an often disruptive and far from ideal home life to enjoy the company of other children, stimulation, warmth and nourishing meals while their parents sort out the challenges of their own lives. She is looking for help with projects in 2013.
If you can offer some professional time to a project whether in immigration, law or removals or from a corporate company with expertise, please get in touch and let’s see if there is something we can do together
the relocation sector to assist Catch22 in transforming the front space of a community centre in Dagenham, East London, during their Transformation Day in July.