Leeds-based Nexus Vehicle Rental, the UK’s leading tech-driven business mobility provider, presented Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, with a cheque for £12,000 this week following its year of fundraising for the organisation.
Nexus’ team raised the amount 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.”
Sunita Bansel, corporate partnerships and engagement Officer at Sands, said: “We are thrilled Nexus has reached its £12,000 fundraising target for the year helping us raise vital funds and awareness of baby loss.
“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 money raised will enable us to continue our important work supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, improve bereavement care and fund research to save babies’ lives.”