CSR & charity work
Through various global events and initiatives, here at GTR we hope to build awareness and raise funds for a great number of worthy causes.
We’ve outlined a few of our projects and partnerships below, ranging from charity cycling events held around our annual conference in Cape Town, to charity baking days in the office!
GTR bake-off for Tommy’s
GTR held a bake-off and raised over £290 for Tommy’s charity. Tommy’s fund’s medical research into the causes of premature birth, stillbirth and miscarriage, and provides an information service about health in pregnancy.
For more information or to donate visit Just Giving.
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GTR magazine is printed on chlorine-free paper, is FSC accredited and manufactured to ISO 14001 standards, and uses vegetable based inks and water based sealants. Our printer and manufacturing mill are certified with ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems standards, and both are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited.
Partnership with Tom’s Trust for GTR Awards Dinner in May, 2017
Each year, GTR‘s Leaders in Trade and Best Deals awards recognise the leading service providers in the industry.
The event also supports a chosen charity, which in 2017 was Tom’s Trust – a charity dedicated to providing Clinical Psychology for children with brain tumours within UK hospitals. Their Clinical Psychologists work within a pioneering team ensuring that the children have access to tailored rehabilitation enabling them to reach their full potential.
We helped raise over £9,000 for this very worthy cause, through various charity auctions and more over the course of the evening.
GTR went sober for October!
In October 2016, a group of GTR staff went alcohol-free (and some were frankly dreading it).
The Go Sober for October initiative encourages people to go booze-free for the 31 days of October and raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Our team raised £995 in total. If you’d like to support us, please visit our page here.
Partnership with Traidcraft
Our annual GTR Leaders in Trade Charity Awards Dinner is held each year, celebrating the achievements of the global trade finance community as well as raising funds for charity.
At the 2016 event we began working with Traidcraft, raising over £3500 at the awards ceremony for this worthy cause. This money went towards the many smallholder farmers involved in the Kenyan green bean supply chain, establishing 10 demonstration plots that benefited 500 smallholders, as well as providing training to a further 250 Kenyan farmers to help develop finance or agricultural skills.
Cape Town Cycle Tour – March 6, 2016
In March 2016, GTR staff took part in the world’s largest timed cycling event – the annual Cape Town Cycle Tour – in support of Seeing is Believing.
A collaboration between Standard Chartered Bank and the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), Seeing is Believing is a global initiative to help eliminate avoidable blindness. The charity helps bring affordable eye-care to some of the poorest communities in the world.
GTR’s healthy eating helps plant fruit trees in Africa!
Every little helps!
Each week we have a basket of fruit delivered to our London office. For every basket we receive, Fruitful Office plants a fruit tree.
In 2016, we planted 86 fruit trees in Malawi!
GTR staff bake up a storm!
Each year, GTR takes part in Macmillan‘s Coffee Morning.
Our staff bake a range of home-made treats (some better than others!) and bring them in for a coffee morning. All proceeds go towards this fantastic cause.
In 2016 we raised £150. Added to that, no staff were sick the following day! Win win.
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival – June 20, 2015
In 2015, GTR took part in the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival to raise money for Cambodia’s Children Fund, where HKD 10,000 towards a medical clinic was raised.
For many families in the Steung Meanchey area, a trip to the doctor is simply not affordable, and many serious injuries and illnesses are left untreated. CCF’s medical clinic provides free treatment to more than 3,000 patients every month.
If you represent a charity and would like to work with us, feel free to get in touch with Mark Daly at email@example.com me back