Leeds-based Nexus Vehicle Rental, the UK’s leading tech-driven business mobility provider, has reached its £12,000 fundraising target 12 months into its partnership with Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.
The Nexus team has been busy fundraising over the last year through a variety of activities including duvet days, raffles, Christmas jumper days, office bake-offs, dry January challenges, a Heads of Department Jailbreak and a five-a-side football tournament. In June, Nexus’ employees also took part in a sponsored skydive, which raised a whopping £3,214 towards the target.
David Brennan, CEO at Nexus Vehicle Rental, said: “I have been immensely proud to see our team working so hard over the last 12 months and they have really pulled together to hit our £12,000 target before the year is up. It has been great to see colleagues take on so many creative and inspirational activities, from our own take on the British Bake Off to jumping out of planes!
“Sands supports so many people who are affected by such sad circumstances, so we are really pleased that our donations go to help the many Sands volunteers and staff in supporting more families in need around the UK. I’ve been blown away by the generosity and enthusiasm everyone connected with the business has shown in a bid to meet our target and I thank everyone who has supported the cause.”
Susy Gould-Obiora, Senior Corporate and Trusts Fundraiser at Sands, said: “We are thrilled Nexus has reached its £12,000 fundraising target for the year and it’s been great to see staff taking part in so many fun activities to reach this target. Partnerships like this are vital to Sands and the funds raised will enable us to continue our important work supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby and raising awareness of baby loss.”
Sands is a stillbirth and neonatal death charity that operates throughout the UK and was selected by Nexus’ Charity Committee as its charity partner for 2019 following a staff vote.
It supports anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives. The charity offers bereavement support services both nationally through its freephone helpline, mobile app, online community and locally through a network of around 100 regional support groups based across the UK.
Nexus will launch a new charity partnership in 2020, set to raise more vital funds for worthy causes across the region.