In the last three years our team has run ultra-marathons, climbed mountains, volunteered at hospices, planted a sensory garden and even built a school, while raising over £500,000 through donations and sponsorships.
Our first donation of £20,000 to Stacey’s Smiles, a charity established to create special memories for families of children with neuroblastoma, really demonstrated the magnitude of what the Capsicum Re Foundation could achieve. In 2017 a team participated in the Race to the Stones ultra-marathon raising an astonishing sum of more than £200,000 which was used to build a vocational school in Nepal. More recently in May 2019 we embarked on the Capsicum Re Foundation Speed Project (#CRFSP). The aim of which was to run, walk, cycle or row 8,500km as a business in just one month. We smashed our targets collectively reaching a mighty 15,737km and raising a phenomenal £68,000 (to date) in the process.
But the positive impact doesn’t end there. Our employees have the chance to volunteer and connect with causes close to their heart and this has fundamentally altered their experience within the firm. It has become a cornerstone of our culture and a fundamental part of our business, something we are extremely proud of. The underlying goal of corporate social responsibility is clear – to create a better world in which to do business and in which to live – this is what we are striving for with our Foundation.