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Crown Worldwide team up to support charity

Jul 16, 2012
Staff at Crown Worldwide Group, a leader of global mobility relocation services, have been busy fundraising for DebRA, the company’s ‘Charity of the Year’ for 2012.

Incredibly, five months into the year the offices from across the country have already raised over £2,500 by taking part in a number of activities including an extreme adventure day, quiz nights and running a PC health clinic.

As part of their fundraising efforts for the charity, 28 members of staff from across the UK completed a 250 foot long zip wire ride, 150 foot abseil, the Powerfan (a 150 foot rapid descent towards the floor before a fan kicks in to ensure the thrill seekers float to a soft landing) and the world’s highest bungee jump. These hair-raising activities alone raised an incredible £1,300 for DebRA, the charity that supports families of those with the rare genetic skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

The Ruislip relocations team also organised a very successful staff quiz night with 75 members attending to compete against their colleagues. 13 teams battled it out to become the overall winner and after a fun-filled evening the contestants raised £600 towards the total sum for the rare skin condition charity.

Various staff members also helped DebRA’s Account Manager, John Parker, shake collection buckets and hand out leaflets to passers by at the busy Paddington train station, securing an additional £300. Together with filling up clothing sacks to donate to the charity’s clothing stores and giving up time from their working day to volunteer with the running of some of the charity’s shops, Crown Worldwide employees have dedicated many hours to support DebRA.

David Hollins, Regional General Manager at Crown Relocations said: “It’s great that our staff have been able to support such a worthy cause. DebRA is a great charity that does amazing things for people with EB so volunteering with them has been a privilege and one that the team really values and enjoys.”

Teams across the country were also involved in organising cake sales, setting up ‘PC Health Clinics’, taking part in a ‘wear green to work’ day, as well as holding raffle draws to raise money for the charity.

EB is a very rare genetic condition in which the skin and internal body linings blister at the slightest knock or rub; causing painful, open wounds. EB is likely to affect one in 17,000 live births and it is estimated that there are currently 5,000 people with the condition in the UK. 

All money raised this year by Crown Worldwide will go towards supporting families of those with EB and will support on-going medical services such as specialist nurses and allowing further research for a cure.

Photo: left to right; Les Elliman, Lucy Thorn, Karen Carwood and Nazan B.

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