The fundraising activities will include a group-wide ‘Sunshine Day’ on 19 April with Veolia staff participating by dressing in their brightest yellow outfits and taking part in yellow-themed activities such as ’Sunshine lunches’ enjoying custard pies, lemon tarts and corn on the cob.
Throughout the partnership Veolia staff will also, have the opportunity to volunteer at schools supported by Variety giving them more opportunity to support communities where they work. . Additionally, Veolia plan to elect ‘Charity Ambassadors’ to spearhead the partnership across all its locations.
David Lusher, Executive Director at Veolia Environmental Services (part of the Veolia group in the UK) said: “The charity committee were really impressed by Variety as they provide large and small scale support to local families in need – a national charity working locally. We felt that this would really help our staff connect with the charity and inspire them to get involved and help improve the lives of children in the cities, towns and villages where they live.”
Laurence Davis, Chief Barker at Variety, the Children’s Charity, said: “Variety welcomes the opportunity to work with corporate partners such as Veolia who can mobilise its staff to give back as they go about their regular work. The money they raise, as well as the volunteering activities, will be a tremendous help in creating positive experiences for the children we support.”
Variety, the Children's Charity helps children and young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged. It does this by providing practical help including Variety Sunshine Coaches, Variety Wheelchairs, and specialist equipment through the Grants programmes, as well as creating memorable childhood experiences in our Variety at Work scheme.