EACS understands that the talent and energy we have can contribute to the kind of society we all want to live in. As part of our commitment to continue to build an effective Corporate & Social Responsibility Strategy, EACS staff were asked to nominate two charities which the company and social committee would focus their support on for the 2019 Financial Year.
This will be shared between out 2 nominated charities
EACS is proud to once again be supporting East Anglia Children’s Hospice (EACH). EACH provide invaluable care and support for families in times of need and we are proud to have once again chosen them as one of 2 focussed charities for the next 12 months. EACS has a long standing relationship with the charity and are delighted to be working with EACH again to structure our programme of events in support of their objectives. Our aim is to ensure that over the next 12 months we raise funds which will make a real difference to the work this fantastic charity is able undertake. To read more about the amazing work this charity does every single day, please click here.
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. It also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care. As with EACH our aim is to ensure that over the next 12 months we raise funds which will make a real difference to the work this fantastic charity is able undertake. To read more about the invaluable work Macmillan does, please click here.
Over the next 12 months, the EACS Board has agreed to fund match any monies raised by staff to ensure that we are able to maximise the support we are able to give to our 2 nominated charities.
Raising money for good causes is so important, and as a team we enjoy what we do. Here are just a few examples of the kind of things we have done so far…..
Macmillan Coffee Morning – 27 Sep 19 On the 27th September EACS once again took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Research. This is the 3rd year EACS has taken part in the event, and it proved yet again to be an opportunity for EACS staff to show off the baking skills. As part of day we held our Annual EACS bake Off competition, and this year we had a record number of entries with 16 different types of cakes and brownies being delivered to the judges. A fantastic effort by everyone involved.
With the judges feeling suitably hungry, they began the difficult task on tasting and scoring every cake submitted until the came up with 2 very worthy winners – Kate Slusar and Kayleigh Wyant - who produced some exquisitely decorated buns and delicious sponge cake respectively. Once the judging was completed the remaining cakes were then sold for a small donation throughout the day and raised an incredible £185 for Macmillan – a brilliant achievement and something we are incredibly proud of.
The money which have raised will be donated to Macmillan and could be used to provide the following:
- pay 14 one hour sessions in a Macmillan Support & Information centre
- run the Macmillan On-Line Community Support Forum for over 8 hours
- provide 21 copies of the Cancer Guide which provides much needed information for newly diagnosed cancer sufferers.
To read more Macmillan and the support they provide click here.
The amount raised so far is equivalent to approximately;
Willingham Primary School
EACS was excited to have recently been given the opportunity to help one of our local primary schools by donating a number of surplus desktops and monitors for use by the staff and pupils. Willingham Primary School had a number of ageing devices which were not reliable and were starting to have an effect on staff and their ability to teach. In addition, the Headmaster had a desire to provide additional opportunity for the pupils to learn about IT first hand but had no options to obtain additional devices which could be put aside for the pupils to use. As a business we saw this as a fantastic opportunity to support our local community whilst at the same time being able to recycle perfectly serviceable and useable equipment which may otherwise have been just disposed of. These new devices have now been rolled out inside the school and members of the EACS team were delighted to be given the chance to visit and meet with the Headmaster and pupils to see first-hand the impact these recycled IT devices were having. It was fantastic to see how this equipment has changed the way lessons can be held and the impact it is having on how the pupils can learn and interact.
I’d like to take the opportunity once again to thank EACS so much for the donation, the computers have made such a big difference to the school.