We’re always busy but making time to give back is important to our team.
Unfortunately, 1 in every 2 people will suffer from some form of cancer in their lifetime.
Everyone knows about the incredible work Macmillan nurses do, but not many people understand the extent of Macmillan’s services. For instance, did you know that Macmillan supports cancer victims who can’t afford to pay their bills?
Macmillan has supported a number of people in our team through personal and family cancer battles; so, in January 2019, we were proud to announce that VIQU is aiming to raise £10K for Macmillan Cancer Support by December 2020.
We have a number of running lovers (or people that force themselves to do it!) in our team, so marathons have been a clear fundraising favourite so far. We’ve already seen Lauren complete her first half marathon in Birmingham and Martyn run the Brighton Marathon in the first half of 2019 alone. Our colleagues Tristan and Nick will be taking part in a half marathon in early 2020!
Of course, the members of our team who aren’t running fans are not leaving the fundraising efforts to our Forrest Gump wannabe colleagues. We’re looking forward to hosting a number of fundraiser events through late 2019 and 2020.
A Personal Mission for our MD
Before Matt started VIQU back in 2014, he undertook a charity mission for Cambodian children. After months of alerting the local Birmingham community to his efforts, Matt managed to collect over 800kg of donated clothes, toys, and IT equipment. He delivered this substantial collection of items to the Aspire orphanage in the Siem Reap province.
The local Cambodian economy is reliant on tourism trade. The aim of the IT equipment donated to the orphanage was to provide the children with the opportunity to learn basic PC skills, which will help them towards escaping the poverty trap, with the option of securing a job in the local tourism industry.
Matt spent 10 days working in the orphanage, distributing the IT equipment and other donated items to over 200 children.