Throughout 2019 our Cardiff office have been raising money for one of our longstanding clients; South Wales based homelessness charity The Wallich.
We have organised various fundraising events including cakes sales, a quiz, and a Halloween themed party. A team from the office will be running the Cardiff Half Marathon later this month and one of our Directors completed a ‘million step challenge’ over the summer. In September we were out collecting money for The Wallich during Pride Cymru and were delighted to receive over £500 in donations.
In addition to our fundraising activities we have twice been part of the mock interview panel for The Wallich’s WISE (Working in Sustainable Employment) project which aims to support people to move into paid employment through training, mentoring and practical support. We have also been able to offer a work placement and coaching in our Cardiff office as a lack of relevant experience can be a huge barrier to employment.
Sarah Boyle, Sales Director at BRC, said: “Our main aim through this partnership has been to raise money for the Wallich, but also to increase awareness and to offer specialist support where we can. Our team has thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the various fundraising events and we have all gained a much greater understanding of the vital role The Wallich play to get people off the streets and keep people off the streets in Wales.”