Fundraising Roundup – thank you to all those who supported our charity initiatives in 2019
2019 marked another fantastic year of fundraising by Saville Assessment staff for our chosen charity partners.
Various activities and initiatives by our staff raised an impressive £3064.94, which has been matched by Saville Assessment to give a total of £6,129.88 donated to UK charities.
A ‘dots raise lots’ themed day of activities including a bake-off and Connect 4 competition, won by our CEO Gabby Parry, helped raise £348.86 in Q1 for the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
A pub quiz held in The Glasshouse in New Malden (won by Jake, Lauren, Stephan and Natalie) and a raffle to win an extra day’s holiday were held in aid of The Silver Line, raising £870. A further £1,000 was donated to the charity from the money saved by sending out our Christmas cards electronically.
The Silver Line provides a confidential telephone helpline providing information, friendship and advice for older people, as one of Willis Towers Watsons charity partners over the last two years we were proud to contribute to the £200,000 donated to them during this period.
Our Head of Marketing James took part in the Hackney Half Marathon in May helping to raise £886 for KEEN.
In Q3, a charity lunch comprising of various dishes made by staff and a prize raffle were held in aid of Cancer Research UK raising £452. Daphne, Gemma, James, Matt, Sophie and Swati took part in the Race for Life 10k sponsored run in Clapham, helping to raise a further £1,080.
Our chosen charity for Q4 was Children in Need, our very own Great Saville Bake Off competition and a Holiday Raffle helped raise £806.
Our annual Christmas Jumper day and hamper raffle also raised £234 for Save the Children.
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Willis Towers Watson for the past two years as their national charity partner and you have far exceeded our expectations in your fundraising. Every single person with whom we came into contact was supportive, generous, kind and went above and beyond to do their best for the charity.” – Nina Gopal, The Silver Line.
2019 also marked the launch of our volunteer day initiative whereby staff were given an extra day's annual leave to use to help support good causes within the community.
Below are some examples of how the team used their day:
Consultant Sophie used hers to help out at Be Enriched, a charity that takes surplus food from supermarkets and use it to cook a hot meal for those who need it in the community.
Graphic Designer John used his skills to help out at brain tumour charity The Lewis Moody Foundation.
Consultant Holly helped out at Newham Foodbank to process food donations.
Our Marketing Manager James helped out at KEEN, a charity providing sport and activities for children with additional needs.
Irene from our translations team helped out at a Acton Homeless Concern.
Kate and Lauren helped out at Dress for Success, a charity that helps provide professional clothing, styling and interview coaching for women from positions of disadvantage.
Jake from our R&D department helped out at Share, a charity providing horticultural training and support for those with disabilities in Tooting.
Rania , from the Translations team, helped out at New Cross Learning, a community-run space in East London offering a library service as well as a wide range of learning activities.
Dom, Ellie and Terry helped out at Wandsworth Foodbank helping to process food stocks.
Thank you to everyone who was part of our fundraising and volunteering activity in 2019!