SDL Group is a business that cares passionately about their employees. They are committed to providing a great place to work where people can be the best that they can be. Central to their values is a Corporate Social Responsibility agenda that engages employees and raises vital funds for charity.
Helen Ellis, Director of Employee Engagement, explains "At the SDL Group we really believe in giving something back to the communities we live and work in. In our experience, encouraging and helping our people to fundraise not only enables us to make a real difference to a huge range of charities, but it also helps us to pull our people together as one big team. With the Donna Louise as our chosen charity in 2018, we are excited by the opportunities that will be created by challenging our people and asking them to promise to raise money for such a worthy cause."
The company have been supporting The Donna Louise since 2012, and in that time their people have thrown themselves out of planes, organised a football tournament, baked hundreds of cakes, launched themselves across the fastest zip wire in the world, and much more…to raise a staggering £100,000! So incredible is their support that in 2017, SDL Group were inducted into The Donna Louise Hall of Fame - the ultimate accolade in our Business Partnership League of Heroes - they truly are #ONEINAMILLION.
And we are thrilled that during this exceptional year, as we open our new young adults unit, SDL Group have promised to support #ONEINAMILLION in a big way. They’ve thrown down the challenge to their teams to raise as least £75,000 and the company will match this contribution Pound for Pound, bringing their total to a staggering £150,000! They have a variety of fundraising activities planned, including asking their people to donate the pennies from their salaries or sign up to payroll giving, organising an auction, holding an inter-team fundraising competition and taking part in our 1,000,000 Step Up challenge.
At The Donna Louise we’re passionate about building business partnerships that are energetic, fun, engaging and responsive to the needs of our business supporters. There's never been a more exciting time to be involved with The Donna Louise as we grow up alongside the children we support and embark on an exciting new chapter. And now we are looking for more businesses to join our League of Heroes and do #ONEINAMILLION things.