Helping children from disadvantaged backgrounds Shine
This year, our employees have decided that they want to join together and give something back to the community through a joint fundraising effort.
We know that there are a lot of very good causes out there but we’ve decided that we would support a charity that was close to our hearts this year and selected the Shine Trust as our chosen charity.
Like us, Shine believes that all children, irrespective of their background, should have the chance to succeed. Through supporting various educational programmes, Shine works tirelessly to improve the attainment and engagement levels of children from disadvantaged backgrounds across England.
Educater’s Race Around England
Whilst this is a joint fundraising effort, there is no harm in getting a little competitive. Our employees have split themselves into four teams and will virtually race each other around the perimeter of our customer schools based in England.
The teams have the duration of the academic year to complete the 1,200-mile challenge (a combined total of £4,800 miles) by either running, cycling or swimming. As this is a virtual challenge, our employees will submit evidence of their mileage so we can keep track of their progress.
Some of our employees have already signed up to 5k, 10k, marathon and endurance events across the country and we are very excited to watch them accomplish their goals for such a worthwhile cause.
If you would like to support our effort, please donate at www.justgiving.co.uk/educateruk or you can follow the teams’ progress on Twitter and facebook.
For more information on Shine, please visit www.shinetrust.org.uk
Charity number: 1082777, registered company number: 4053509