Business growth is our goal, but #ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) concerns are also very important to us here at Rowan.
With World Charity Day having just passed us at the start of September, we thought we’d share a couple of our own charitable efforts with you from the last few months (the ‘S’ in ESG).
“Running for Brain Tumour Research”
In May, 10 members of the Rowan team (Katie Seabrook, Cassie Cherry, Peter Holt, Paul Waite, Carl Meyler, Sarah Morrell, Sarah Searle, Claire Powell, Teresa Gundry, Simon Thorne) completed a marathon’s worth of distance – each – to raise money for this crucial research. The target was £2,000, and with all ten runners reaching the distance within the month, we were able to raise 109% of this target, or £2,205.
The Brain Tumour Research website -> https://www.braintumourresearch.org/
Our Justgiving page -> https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rowanbraintumorresearch
“Free clothes for Chorley care homes and One Manchester“
One Manchester is a social housing and community services provider in South Manchester.
This took place following some voluntary work we did at Christmas in 2020 with a couple of Chorley care homes, led by Jane Chantry.
We had asked originally asked our clients here at Rowan to donate items we could make into gift boxes for residents, and Private White V.C. donated a lot of brand-new men’s clothing.
We had an excess of clothing, so we took it to ‘The Work Shop’ a One Manchester scheme that supports residents in the area with work placements, training and job searching. There is an initiative within the scheme named ‘The Working Wardrobe’, which provides interview clothing for men.
The One Manchester website -> https://www.onemanchester.co.uk/whats-going-on/events/work-shop-job-club