Social recruiting December 2020

From cycling in Derbyshire to leaping out of a plane over two miles from the ground, you’ve been busy fundraising since the last Recruiter...

Recruitment boss uses pedal power to support local athletes

David Torrington, MD of Derby-based Sky Recruitment Solutions, got in the saddle to ride 200 miles in aid of Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS), helping people access sport during the pandemic. He completed his cycling feat despite a muscle injury, helping DIS to smash its £2,020 target. “The whole Derbados cycling challenge is all about encouraging people of all ages to get out and about and maintain their mental and physical health during the pandemic,” he explained. Congratulations, David, hope you’re not too sore!

Prime team take to the skies for Alzheimer’s

Ten staff members at Prime Appointments took to the skies at Beccles Airfield, Norwich, facing their fears and completing a 13,000ft (2.4 mile) leap of faith for charity. So far, the brave team of sky divers have raised over £14k between them. The recruiter’s mission – to raise £100k for Alzheimer’s Society – is in honour of Prime’s co-founder Margaret Locke, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 14 years ago. To help them reach the £100k target, sponsor them here:

Working for free for those in need

Orson Cornick, an executive talent scout at life sciences firm Lonza, is giving an hour of his time every week to help anyone who has lost their job due to Covid-19. Called #Hourofneed, Orson encourages other recruiters to do the same, so get in touch at [email protected]

PMP raises £10k for Unseen slavery victims

In support of Anti-Slavery Day in October, PMP Recruitment has donated £10k to Unseen UK to help them with their efforts to abolish modern slavery. The money is a result of outstanding fundraisers from last year that included a golf tournament and a skydiving event. 

Futures team carry the burden for Leeds Mind

Leeds recruitment agency Futures has chosen Leeds Mind as its annual charity partner. The Futures team are planning several fundraising activities, which included taking part in ‘Carry the Burden’ – an event which saw staff members carry an item of their choosing for a 24-hour period, representing the invisible burden that those suffering with mental health issues experience.

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