InstaVolt staff have been giving back to the community this year, following the introduction of a new charity committee. The committee focuses on organising fun events to raise vital funds for charities close to the hearts of our team. So far, staff have taken part in two events, raising £1,500 – and the third event for the year is taking place on October 16.
In July, team InstaVolt combined costumes with cake making, raising £1,366 for Hampshire-based charity Naomi House & Jacksplace.
The event was held at InstaVolt HQ in Basingstoke and coincided with the reopening of the office after a period of working from home due to pandemic restrictions. Funds raised will help Naomi House & Jacksplace continue their fantastic work supporting the life-limited and life-threatened children and young people who use their hospices.
We continued our charity efforts in September, taking part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support who provide much needed help and support to people affected by cancer. The team were able to enjoy home baked treats from sausage rolls to cupcakes and raised £133.75!
To work off some of the delicious home bakes we’ve been enjoying this year, our third charity event of the year will be a true test of stamina! A team will be walking 10 miles across the Jurassic Coast in Dorset on October 16, to raise money for Help for Heroes.
Help for Heroes supports the men and women who have to leave their career in the Armed Forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds. The charity helps them, and those still serving, to recover from and get on with their lives by providing physical, psychological, financial and welfare support for as long as they need it.
Help for Heroes is a charity close to the heart of our very own InstaVolt hero, and through his work with InstaVolt’s charity committee he came up with the idea for the Jurassic Coast walk. He shared his story with us:
“As a wounded soldier, Help for Heroes has been there for me since I was injured serving my country. Without them I do not know where I would be today.
“Concerningly, their centres have had to close during the pandemic due to lack of funding. These centres are essential to the recovery of our wounded, injured and sick military personnel and were my lifeline for years. It’s a place where you can meet people going through the same anxieties and worries and of course have banter with likeminded individuals.
“They provide courses to help you in resettlement, to gain the skills and qualifications to help you find work as you transition out of the military, and lots of other courses and events.
“After my injury, Help for Heroes was there to support me and I know they will continue to support myself and others as they need it. Without the vital donations, my fear is that this essential lifeline to me and thousands of others will not be there in the future.
“Although it will be painful, I am prepared to put myself through a 10 mile walk that will be very demanding on me. But my drive will be to help get these centres reopened and I ask that you donate as much or as little as you can to help InstaVolt achieve the goal of raising £1,000.”
If you would like to help the team reach their £1,000 target, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/instavolthelpforheroes to donate what you can.