Reflecting on how we give back

As 2018 draws to a close is important that we reflect on what we have done throughout the year. Here at Inspire helping others is key to our essence, spirit and beliefs which is just part of what makes us who we are.

Throughout the year we have done as much as we can to support and raise money for local charities close to our hearts.

Back in March nine members of our amazing team took part in and organised a blood donation where they went and donated throughout the day to contribute to the 6,000 blood donations needed every day to treat patients across England.

Once again in June we all took part in the Julia’s House £50 challenge, a challenge set by Julia’s house asking local businesses to use their entrepreneurial skills to transform £50 into as much money as possible for the charity. We were even presented the ‘Most Creative Fundraising’ award from Julia’s House.

For this year’s annual ‘Micro Adventure’ in August, the team climbed Snowdon. Setting off at 2am on the famous ‘Pyg Track’, we tackled the four-hour climb to the summit in aid of Julia’s House.

Eddie Howe joined us to support Julia’s House for the Entrepreneur’s Dinner in October – the dinner followed by an interview with Eddie and charity auction was attended by over 140 generous business people making it an evening to remember.

Some of the members in the office took park in Movember this year, growing facial hair and raising money in support of men’s health.

As well as our big events and challenges we also fundraise here in the office. The team go above and beyond holding ad hoc raffles and competitions throughout the year during lunch breaks.

All staff have the opportunity to take a CSR day each year, this year we have seen the team put this day towards some amazing causes, from baking all day long for a charity bake sale to photography shoots for local charity MyTime, we have really made the most of this opportunity.

This year we have raised over £88,000 for charity, as a team we are so happy and have had so much fun supporting those in the local community. We hope this inspires a 2019 with view of generosity and kindness.

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