Hays chose us to be their charity partner for two years. Hays, who are one of the largest recruitment businesses in the UK, set a target of raising £120,000 over the course of our partnership with the aim of funding 6,000 hours of care for seriously ill children and their families at children’s hospices across the UK.
In the first year of the partnership Hays staff ran marathons and ultra-marathons, climbed to the top of Mount Snowdon in sub-zero temperatures and 30 staff hiked a marathon length trek through the Peak District. Almost all of Hays’ 100 offices nationwide have been involved in a charitable activity over the last twelve months. Throughout the year staff held charity netball and football tournaments across the country and quiz nights and local events with friends, family and customers added valuable funds to the £150,000 total.
Nigel Heap, Managing Director of Hays UK & Ireland, commented on the success of the partnership: “Beating our two-year target by the end of the first year shows how determined our employees are and how committed they are to raising funds for Together for Short Lives. We are all very proud to be supporting such a worthwhile charity and we will be working hard to hit our new target of £250,000.”
Staff from Hays in Bristol recently raised over £7,000 on a Snowdonia survival trek, climbing the Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr mountains. The team overcame extreme weather conditions and poor visibility to reach the famous Cantilever Stone before beginning their descent through Devil’s Kitchen.
Simon Winfield, Managing Director at Hays in the West and Wales, said: “It was an honour to be part of the Hays team who took on this challenge for Together for Short Lives. We are already planning about another challenge for the team next year."
Just some of the other activities included:
- Staff from Hays in Preston, hosted a black tie charity ball at Ribby Hall Village and raised over £1,500
- Staff from Hays in New Malden raised £2,400 on a 26.2 mile trek through the Pennines.