Social recruiting March/April 2023

Whatever challenges you’re stepping up to, our recruitment sector never fails to impress with its commitment to fundraising for charity…

Franklin Fitch steps up for charity

IT infrastructure recruiter Franklin Fitch is looking to complete a ‘Step Challenge’ charity initiative for Women’s Aid, Women In Need (US) and Terre Des Femmes (Germany) in February. Tracked on the Strava walking app, each kilometre completed counts as £1 for an employee’s chosen charity, with the aim of reaching 2,000km by March. Staff from Franklin Fitch offices – in London, Cardiff, Frankfurt (Germany) and Austin (US) – have been participating and clubbing together for organised walks at lunchtime and in the evening to complete their goal.

Gap Personnel

Gap Personnel’s area manager Terry McCormick (right) is completing a monthly challenge throughout 2023 for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Merseyside. Terry will be running Offa’s Dyke Sea to Summit (50km), Parbold Hill Race (10.7km) and Liverpool half marathon (21km). From April to the end of summer, he’s lined up Mersey Tunnel (10km), Pennie Barrier Ultra (80.4km), five-day tour of Merseyside (83.6km), Sefton Park (5km) and Holyhead Cybi Costal Marathon (42km). Then, to finish off from September to November it is Gap’s Blackburn branch to Gap’s Liverpool branch (96.5km), Rivington Pike half marathon (21km) and Conwy half marathon (21km). Terry will complete his challenge with a slightly easier run around Liverpool city centre in the Santa Dash (5km). Terry, we feel tired just listing your exploits!

NRL Group

The NRL Group has announced that it will financially support 40 charities in 2023 to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The 40 charities will be decided by employees across the business, with the group executive board committing £500 per charity and colleagues encouraged to match that with their own fundraising. Employees will also be able to use their paid charity leave to volunteer and provide practical help where needed.

Right: (top) Laurita Galajeva and (below) Tim Millbank are just two NRL Group colleagues fundraising for different charities this year

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