As Christmas approaches it’s a time when we all start to think of spending time with our families, enjoying a delicious Christmas dinner and watching our children’s faces light up as they open their presents. Yet it is also a time when we can reflect on those who are perhaps not as lucky as us and those who are facing hardship and adversity through illness, loss of a loved one or perhaps through financial uncertainty.
Opus gives back to charity
At Opus it has always been a central value to ‘give back’ by supporting a number of charities every year. We raise money in a number of ways throughout the year by organising events and back-offs and not least through our ‘First Friday of the Month’ company updates where staff ‘Dress Down for Charity’ and are invited to get together or dial in remotely at our Reigate HQ to socialise and hear about business updates. It’s a time we all enjoy, getting together, often with a beer in hand to hear about what is happening in our business and the impact we are all making. Central to our First Friday of the month is the fact that we invite everyone to donate a sum of money to our chosen charities. For every £2 donated, Opus matches this by donating another £8, so we really do feel we can make a difference.
This year we are delighted to have raised the fantastic amount of £2,659 which has been split between the 3 amazing charities that we are proud to have supported in 2019.
Charities Opus will be supporting in 2020
In November, we asked all staff to once again nominate the charities they would like to support in 2020. It’s really important for everyone to nominate charities that are close to their hearts for whatever reason.
These are the charities that have been nominated by Opus staff and that we will be supporting in 2020:
Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today.
MacMillan provide physical, financial and emotional support to help those affected by cancer live life as fully as they can.
Jigsaw 4U helps vulnerable children and young adults affected by social and emotional issues put the pieces of their life back together
Thank you so much to everyone at Opus who has contributed to the fantastic amount we raised in 2019, it will really mean so much to our deserving causes.
If you would like to donate to any of the amazing charities mentioned above, then please do follow the links to their websites. Thank you very much.
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