EVORA Giving to Sponsor Promise Dreams Throughout 2018

Following the publication of our EVORA Giving blog post in December, I am pleased to announce that our chosen charity to support through initiative number 4 is Promise Dreams.

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Promise Dreams is a national charity that aims to make a real difference to children who are seriously or terminally ill. Every child has a dream and whatever it may be, Promise Dreams aim to make it come true – whether it be to go on the holiday of a lifetime, spend time with their siblings following extended hospital stays, the chance to meet their celebrity hero, a specially adapted trike to enable them to join in on family bike rides, or essential equipment and resources for their home. In fact, anything that will make life happier and easier for the family in need.

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Promise Dreams accepts applications for children from all over the UK from birth up to the age of eighteen. Their workforce is a small team of highly trained staff and several volunteers with a positive attitude, lots of energy and a little bit of imagination.  They receive no government funding so rely on supporters to help raise much-needed funds through bag packs, bucket collections, gala dinners, sponsored walks, corporate sponsorship and much more!

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Throughout the year, EVORA will be a dedicated supporter to Promise Dreams by holding many fundraising events. We are very excited about our partnership and believe every child deserves happiness and wonderful memories.

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I would like to encourage you to visit the Promise Dreams website where you can find lots of information on dreams they have made come true.

We will keep you updated on all our activities in the coming weeks. Any support you can provide to help us make dreams come true is invaluable.

We very much look forward to working with Promise Dreams and making dreams come true for seriously or terminally sick children.

Learn more about EVORA Giving.

Introducing EVORA Giving – Our New Series of Charitable Initiatives

No one has ever become poor by giving.”
― Anne Frank, diary of Anne Frank: the play

Charity: we all know that this is the concept of ‘giving back’, but how many of us can say that the business we work for is actively involved in doing good and promoting social responsibility? Well, I am proud to announce that EVORA has implemented its own charity initiatives, which we are calling EVORA Giving.

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For us at EVORA, when deciding which approach we wanted to take, we had to think about what we are passionate about collectively and individually, as charity means something different to all of us. We also had to consider how our approach will not just benefit humanity but also the business and our employees.

Below I have listed the four main initiatives of EVORA Giving:

1. Employee Volunteering Days: All employees have been allocated 2 days per year that they can take off work to volunteer for a charitable cause of their choice. Volunteering makes a difference, you can see real changes based on your actions, and this not only makes the recipient feel good but makes you feel good also.

2. Payroll Giving: EVORA will offer each staff member Payroll Giving to a charity of their choice. Payroll Giving, also known as Give As You Earn and is a way of giving money to a registered charity in the UK through PAYE without paying tax on it. Therefore, the charity gets the maximin benefit. The Employee decides on the amount and the charity/charities that should receive it.

3. Ad-hoc Fundraising: We will be holding one-off fundraising events for various charities throughout the year. This can be anything from Macmillan Coffee mornings, wearing red for Red Nose Day, or joining an organised event such as Race for Life.

EVORA Giving BetterBanksideThis December we have already kicked things of by getting involved in Better Bankside’s (business improvement district) Together at Christmas campaign. This involved hosting a collection box where our lovely employees donated warm clothing, festive foods and toiletries to the homeless. Once we had collected the gifts we decided to host an in-house gift wrapping session where we had some yummy mince pies, mulled wine and wrapped all the gifts to some cheesy Christmas music. The gifts are then collected by Better Bankside and go out for delivery to a variety of charities.

Next week, we will be getting involved in Christmas Jumper Day by donning on our ugliest, silliest and woolliest jumpers in order to raise money for Save the Children. Keep an eye on our social media channels for photos of our staff in their festive attire.

4. Corporate Sponsorship: Corporate sponsorship of a chosen charity for a 12-month period. Starting in January 2018, we will be sponsoring one UK registered charity through corporate sponsorship for a 12-month period. We have put together a working group to help set up fundraising events and come up with some fun and inventive ideas to raise money for a worthy cause. At the end of the year we will then choose another charity that we can support and keep this going on rotation basis.

After the Christmas holidays, we will be announcing our chosen charity in a new blog post, so please stay tuned for the big reveal!

I hope you have enjoyed this post. We will keep you updated with all our fundraising events so please watch this space for more information…!