CVC staff regularly undertake a variety of fundraising events.
CVC Wins Right to Play World Cup Challenge
The sixth Right To Play World Cup Challenge saw twenty teams take to the field at Stamford Bridge on the 15th May. Led by captain Hugh Briggs, CVC’s team played consistently well throughout the day and stiff competition right up to the final against UBS made for an exciting tournament with CVC winning the Cup with a score of 3:2 on penalties. The World Cup Challenge event raised a fantastic £120,000 for Right To Play. CVC is delighted to support Right to Play and the work they do in the providing children in the developing world with opportunities to play and enjoy sport in their communities. For more information about Right To Play, click here.
MND Research Project Launch Event
In partnership with CVC and supported by the Motor Neurones Disease (MND) team, Barts and The London Charity organised an event on 10th May 2012 to officially launch the research into MND .
In support of Wayne Sammut , a CVC employee and who has MND, CVC and Wayne’s friends and family have spent the last year fundraising £100,000 to support the much needed research into this debilitating disease. Along with a donation from Barts and The London Charity full funding of the £240,000 project has been reached.
This exciting new area of research will look into the role of muscle stem cells in MND progression, to investigate whether this could prove to be a potential target for therapy. Following the recruitment of the researcher the research will commence on 1st September 2012.
Click here to link to the Barts and The London Charity website and to read press coverage of the event.
CVC Executives Take on the Alps for Charity
On 9th May CVC executives Marc Boughton, Mark Grizzelle and Steven Buyse, along with some 60 other cyclists from all walks of life, undertook part of the Dallaglio Flintoff Cycleslam, a charity cycle ride that started in Greece and finished at the Olympic Park in London. Cycling 483 kilometres and 5,000 metres of ascent over four days, the route took them from St Moritz in Switzerland to Basel and then finishing in Epinal in the south east of France.
All three finished, acknowledging that the ride had been tough but exhilarating . Cycling through conditions ranging from 34c heat to cold and torrential rain, was challenging but worthwhile as between them they raised over £ 50,000 for charities covering prostrate cancer research, child rehabilitation and physiotherapy and a specialist children’s hospital in London. Altogether, the Dallaglio Flintoff cyclists raised in excess of their target of £2,000,0000.
CHALLENGE VICTORY CUP IN AID OF STREET LEAGUE
In September 2011, CVC staff members organised a highly successful football tournament at the London Soccerdome for charity partner, Street League. 27 teams took part and more than 250 people attended the event which raised £48,000.
The CVC side prove their worth at the Street League Challenge Victory Cup
CVC TEAM COMPETE IN BLENHEIM TRIATHLON IN AID OF MND RESEARCH
On 4 June 2011, a group of 16 colleagues from CVC's European offices competed against 10,000 others in the Blenheim Triathlon, consisting of a 750m lake swim, a 20km bike ride and a 6km run.
The team were fundraising for research into Motor Neurone Disease (MND), a debilitating disease that affects more than 5,000 people in the UK. To date, the team has raised over £23,000.
For more information on the triathlon, visit www.theblenheimtriathlon.com.
The CVC team at Blenheim Palace on 4 June 2011
EXPEDITION TO MOUNT KILIMANJARO TO RAISE MONEY FOR 25 CHARITIES
In July 2010, 14 CVC employees across the European network undertook a challenge as part of CVC's philanthropy initiative when they set out to climb Mount Kilimanjaro along the Machame route, Tanzania. Before the climb, the team visited the Amani Children's Centre, a refuge for street children, and donated a variety of educational equipment to the centre.
In total, CVC raised over US$1 million from service providers, 25 charities and numerous individual donors, raising more than its targeted amount towards Impetus and their own personal charities. The expedition acted as a constructive enterprise for CVC, extending our social responsibility to the wider communities in which we work and focusing those charitable donations we raised.
CVC staff with children from the Amani refuge centre