Corporate social responsibility is something we truly believe in here at Vanilla, which is why we have a chosen charity and help to raise awareness and much needed funds in any we can.
As a business, we partner with the charity Bamboozle Theatre Company. They are an amazing local charity whose mission it is to offer learning and meaningful opportunities to disabled children, young people and their families.
In Eloise's words...
"When I set up Vanilla Recruitment, I knew that I wanted the business to make a difference to people. Our day to day is working to make peoples 9-5 better; more fulfilling and rewarding. But I also wanted the business to make a difference to others within our community. And being a mother of two I knew I wanted us to support a children’s charity.
We do a fair amount of fundraising and instead of giving small donations to lots of different charities, I wanted us to support a single charity so we could make a more worthwhile contribution – to make an actual difference. The decision to support Bamboozle was a very easy one once I’d seen first-hand the joy they give to families whose day to day life experiences are more challenging than most.
With Bamboozle being local to us and with them providing amazing support to children and their families, who are in situations outside of their control, I knew they were the right choice for us. We’re delighted and honoured to have been working with Bamboozle for many years now. Christopher, the team and the families they work with are a true inspiration."
What's happening next...
Christopher, who first founded Bamboozle, turns 70 years old in 2018. And his anniversary target is to raise £70,000 through a whole host of activities in his 70th year. So, Bamboozle have launched their 70seventy campaign.
“I am taking on three challenges – the National Three Peaks, cycling the Pyrenees and running a marathon. None of which I have done before! Madness!”
“I’ve started training. I plan to raise £70k for the disabled kids we work with. I need help! Lots of it. We are appealing for help from as many individuals and local businesses as possible. Please help me and the kids if you can. It’s going to be a fantastic year and lots of fun (and no pain at all!)”
Eloise and Nathan, went along to the 70seventy launch night, which the charity used to kick start their campaign. It was a fantastic night with Eloise commenting that:
“it’s humbling the amount of drive and passion Christopher has within himself and for Bamboozle. We will be supporting the 70seventy challenge as much as we possibly can.”
Pictured are Eloise, Christopher and Nathan, with some of the Bamboozle team.
"As a business, we will be entering a team into one of their challenges, the Bamboozle Relay Marathon."
Their website has more information: www.bamboozletheatre.co.uk/make-a-difference/70seventy
Or you can follow their progress on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Bamboozletheatre