At Optionis, we like to give something back. That’s why, each year, we fundraise as a Group for our chosen corporate charity. For 2019, we’ve partnered with the Samaritans.
What They Do
The Samaritans offer a dedicated, free helpline and provide support and advice to those who need it. This helpline is run by volunteers and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Every six seconds, somebody contacts the Samaritans. By offering a safe place to talk, at any time and about anything, ten times a minute they can help someone turn their life around. By fundraising for the Samaritans, we’re helping them provide support for those who need their help the most.
Here’s what donations mean to them:
£10 could cover the cost of two calls from someone struggling to cope
£25 could keep Samaritans’ helpline open for 7 minutes
£46 could train and support a Samaritans volunteer for a year
Partnering with the Samaritans gives Optionis access to industry-leading advice and information and will help us to ensure that there is effective, accessible and relevant support available when our people need it.
It also means that, for the first time, we will also be able to extend this support to our clients. As contractors and freelancers, these types of workers have less professional support around them, which can leave many vulnerable to workplace stress. Through the Samaritans, we will be able to provide tailored support, advice and information to our clients.
This year, Optionis is once again pledging to raise an incredible £10,000 for this worthy cause.
Along with our Charity Challenges, we’ll be holding a host of fun (well, it is one of our values) fundraising activities throughout the year and will encourage our employees to get stuck in and help us reach our fundraising target.
Previous Charity Challenges have included a 50-mile Office to Office (Warrington to Blackpool) bike ride, The Great Optionis Bake Off, Bring Your Dog to Work Day and numerous Tough Mudder events across the country, to name a few!
The Samaritans are there to help. For more information and to talk to someone who understands, contact them directly on 116 123.