Compassion in Action: Aventum’s 2023 Charitable Recap
Throughout 2023, Aventum Group employees were busy fundraising for a range of charities. As January often symbolises new beginnings and a time to reflect, let’s look back on some of the charitable highlights of 2023 as we give thanks to everyone who has been involved.
With the blossoming of Spring came the start of our charitable journey in 2023. In one of the first fundraisers of the year, David Turner’s son, Max, walked from Lands End to John O’Groats raising money for Prostate Cancer UK and Against Malaria Foundation. Max covered 110 miles over 82 days raising £7,165.
In a different arena, also in March, James Fewtrell and Ana Rosas battled it out at London’s Ultra White Collar Boxing for Cancer Research UK - a charity we worked closely with throughout 2023. Between them James and Ana raised £2,133.
April saw Bradley Morrish running the London Marathon to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK. As part of a group of five, Bradley helped raise £20,517.
In June, Matt Field cycled 100 miles, raising £6,270 for 21&Co - a charity which works to enhance the lives of children with Down’s syndrome. Also in June, Andrew Bajcar ran the St Albans Half Marathon, raising £1,676 for the British Heart Foundation.
June also witnessed the Pretty Muddy event. A 5k obstacle course, for Cancer Research UK, saw a team of ten members take part in the muddy madness. Nourin Choudhury raised almost £2,000 and the rest of the team are highly commended with Ciara Maslen raising £250. Everyone on the team raised at least £50 and Aventum donated an additional £500.
In October, Sophie Taylor ran the Bath Half Marathon, raising £2,000 for LooseHeadz, a rugby clothing brand working to raise awareness of mental health within the sport.
Adam Manhertz took part in No Alcohol November, raising £400 for Grippers - a Gloucestershire based charity supporting young people recovering from mental illness.
We love Movember here at Aventum and this year was no exception. Eric Conklin raised over $7,000 as part of the 2023 campaign. James Fewtrell and Ana Rosas hosted Row for Mo, with every PT session conducted including a three minute row. For every 100m rowed, Aventum donated £1 to men’s health charities. 110,842 metres were covered - raising £1,108. In collaboration with Row for Mo and the fundraising efforts from several employees growing their mo’s, we managed to raise just over £1,500.
In December, Christmas initiatives were on the cards with Christmas Jumper Day raising money for Save the Children on 7 December.
The Kids Out Giving Tree campaign saw 140 presents fill the London office ahead of donation to children in refuge homes across the UK. Aventum donated an additional £2,000 to the charity.
Also in the run up to the festive period, the Socks ‘n’ Chocs campaign collected chocolate bars wrapped in 100 pairs of new socks for The Whitechapel Mission, helping rough sleepers in London over the Christmas period. Aventum donated £1,000 to the Mission to purchase an extra 400 pairs of socks.
At the Aventum core, we champion our colleagues in their philanthropic efforts, backing their fundraising challenges every step of the way. Our belief in giving back to the community is ingrained in our values.
It is not just about what we do as a company; it is about empowering individuals to make a meaningful impact. Together, we are dedicated to creating positive change and shaping a better world, one community at a time.