As a business, we are dedicated to continually supporting our local community, something more important this year than ever.
Throughout the year, Red7Marine team members have supported individual causes as well as making a company Christmas gift donation to mental health construction programme, Mates in Mind and the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.
Back in March Red7Marine kickstarted its fundraising by donating to Chris Penman, a Sub-Agent of client Farrans’, campaign. The Red7Marine team had worked with Chris on one of its key projects throughout 2019. In order to raise awareness of Autism Awareness Week, Chris decided to hike the West Highland Way (96mls) in three days for the National Autistic Society. The Milngavie to Fort William Walk usually takes four-six days to complete but Chris managed it in just three. Chris chose the National Autistic Society as his mum has spent most of her career caring for kids with autism and he wanted to find a way for thanking her. Chris completed his hike back in September.
Throughout October, Red7Marine’s Purchase Ledger Administrator Leila Flint supported Macmillan’s Sober October campaign in order to make an even bigger difference for people affected by cancer. For more than 100 years Macmillan has been there for people with cancer and every donation received will help the charity to continue offering physical, financial and emotional support.
As a part of its Christmas campaign, Red7Marine has chosen to donate £500 to two charities important to the business. The first charity is Mates in Mind, an organisation that Red7Marine has been a member of since 2019. Mates in Mind is a charitable programme initiated to promote positive mental health in the workplace. Red7Marine’s Head of QHSE and Business Improvement, Mark Smith was also crowned Individual Champion in the 2020 Impact Awards.
The company’s donation will go into the COVID-19 Relief Fund Appeal, which will allow Mates in Mind to continue to respond with vital support programmes, including; the delivery of mental health advice, guidance, training and enhanced live on-line support.
The final £500 will be donated to the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust and its staff. The Trust launched an appeal to aid the welfare and wellbeing of staff during the difficult time throughout the Coronavirus outbreak.
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust: “Our staff are amazing, dedicated people who want to ensure they can continue to provide the very best levels of care at all times. To do this we need your help. We are encouraging people to donate money or fundraise so that we can continue to support the welfare and wellbeing of our staff.”
Nick Offord CEO at Red7Marine comments: “We are incredibly thankful to all of the staff, charities and on-going programmes that have continued to support our community and country throughout this difficult year. We hope that our donations will make a small difference and show our appreciation.”