Since the COVID pandemic, charities have had to adapt to new processes for hosting effective fundraising events and activities to ensure attendee safety was the main priority. With face-to-face events not always the option, digital events have become more popular. In light of the upcoming 310,000 steps in October and the virtual 5K Ribbon Run, Elemental saw these events as a fantastic opportunity to fundraise and raise awareness around Sands NI.
Sands NI is a volunteer-led group that works to support the charities vision aims and is part of Sands UK, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity that operates throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research and working closely with many different organisations to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
They say it’s better to give than to receive, and at Elemental, we believe that getting together to raise money and donate to charities is a selfless yet rewarding act to make a difference to people’s lives within the community.
Our CSR team had been working behind the scenes planning and organising a fun-filled afternoon of activities on Friday 17th September with many spot prizes and donations from the Fitness Factory, AD Fitness, CODE (Craft Village), Indian Palace, Peggy’s Kitchen, The Bentley Bar and Restaurant, Tasty Reel, Fitzroys, Quaywest, Beechwood Flowers and lunch kindly prepared by Peggy’s Kitchen.
We’re delighted to announce that an amazing £1,126 has been raised by our team and friends at Elemental which will go towards sharing Sands Northern Ireland’s vision of a world where fewer babies die and ensuring that every bereaved family gets the care and support they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it.