We at First Corporate decided in 2016 that we wanted to give back to charity, by starting a yearly fundraising campaign.
Every year we will ask our team to recommend a charity they support, and once we have collated these charities we will randomly choose five. Those five will then be voted on by everyone in the company, and the charity with the most votes will be our focus for that year.
2017 - Make A Wish Foundation
Our employees chose the Make-A-Wish Foundation as their first Charity of Choice.
We held a variety of different fundraising activities over the course of 2017 to raise as much money as we could for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
This included a variety of bake sales and casual dress days, an on going bake sale and a sponsored shave by one of our employees.
Our main fundraising event was held on February 25th in The Scow Rugby Club in Port Talbot where we hosted 'Make-A-Wish Rocks!' an evening of musical performances from some of our employees and a raffle which had various impressive prizes. The night was a great success!
With smaller donations and fundraisers in between, we managed to raise an amazing £2752.19 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation (not including Gift Aid). See a collection of images throughout our fundraising events in our Make-A-Wish Fundraising Gallery.
2018 - Teenage Cancer Trust
For 2018 our employees chose Teenager Cancer Trust as their Charity of Choice.
We held various small fundraisers throughout the year like fundraising games on valentines day, a 'keepy-up football challenge' and bake sale during the World Cup, and other on going projects like the permanent second hand book sale.
Our main event for the year was a "Teenage Cancer Trust ROCKS!" tropical concert, held on April 21st at The Gas Club in Port Talbot - with tropical themed decorations and fancy dress competitions, we had re-invited the previous years musicians to perform for us and held an extensive raffle which included a beautiful bouquet of tropical flowers, and signed merchandise from Bonnie Tyler.
Over the course of 2018 we raised £1501.65 for Teenage Cancer Trust!
For more information on our fundraising, contact us.