CSR Roundup: J.P Morgan Corporate Challenge and Storehouse Fundraiser
Russell Finex raises £2000 for local Feltham organization and food bank Storehouse
With 2020 being a year that forced change on a global scale due to Covid-19, Russell Finex has taken part in a few corporate social responsibility events and fundraisers to help international and local communities throughout the months of October and November.
Raising money to support communities
A team took part in the virtual J.P Morgan Corporate Challenge for the first time, held throughout the month of October (8th-22nd). Challenged to run 3.5 miles/5.6 kilometers in the fastest time, staff across the group came together to help raise money to aid local organization Storehouse, part of Feltham’s Riverside Vineyard Church.
After a month of fundraising efforts, and the efforts of the Russell employees who ran for this challenge, a total of £2000 was raised for Storehouse by the start of November. The combined efforts of the Russell Finex team in the Corporate challenge ranked them 803rd globally of 1,843 participants, with Jed Cubbin leading the group with the fastest time at 22:51.
The money raised for Storehouse went towards ensuring food banks were stocked and food parcels were provided for those in need. This effort came at a crucial time, helping those who have been adversely affected because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A representative for Storehouse had this to say about the fundraising efforts from the company: “This fundraising effort by Russell Finex is incredibly generous, and the money raised will go a long way to helping us support many families in the community.”
Managing Director Ray Singh commented: “Raising this much for such causes is an incredible feat, especially during such difficult times. Not only is this a fantastic achievement by those who took part in the challenge to raise money, but for those who donated. Thank you to everyone who supported these fundraisers, and for supporting those less fortunate who need help most during this pandemic.”
About Russell Finex
Russell Finex has a strong dedication to support charities and organizations as part of its efforts to help the local community, alongside its wider-reaching corporate social responsibility efforts. To find out more about other fundraising events and activities undertaken by Russell Finex, visit our news and events page.