A company in Accrington has chosen to support 12 different charities in 12 months throughout 2022.
NORI HR and Employment Law will host a charity event, or participate in a charity challenge, each month in 2022 to raise funds that will be split evenly among 12 local charities.
The move comes after a Charity Commission report, released in October 2021, found that nearly all charities have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, with a majority (60%) reporting lost revenue.
Amrita Govindji-Bruce, Co-Managing Director, said corporate social responsibility or CSR has always been important to the family business, but the need to replenish charitable income lost due to the pandemic has been a key factor in the decision to launch their # 12in12for12 campaign: “We are really fortunate to have such a strong presence in the Lancashire business community, and we want to put it to good use by building on our extensive network of connections and encouraging them to s ‘involve.
“Whether it’s paying to attend our fundraising events, becoming corporate sponsors, donating to charitable challenges we set for ourselves or simply amplifying our social media posts and beyond that, there are many ways for businesses and their employees to support this worthy initiative with us, and we truly hope they will because these local charities need our help more than ever. ”
Rossendale Hospice is one of the charities that will benefit from the initiative.
Fundraiser Clare Richards said: “When you see how busy the NORI HR and Employment Law team are here, it’s amazing – not only to organize all these events, but also to participate in their own fundraising challenges, that’s such a big commitment.
“As a small charity, one of our biggest obstacles to fundraising is the lack of visibility, and so while we look forward to sharing some of the funds raised by all of this activity in 2022, we are also very grateful for the additional awareness will create for us. ”
The yearlong series of events begins later this month with the Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2021. Others include a casino night and a 25 mile canoe challenge.