James Kenealey 50 weeks of giving
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Morson donates to charity that helped save employees life
50 Weeks Of Giving celebrates Morson's 50th anniversary in business
For week 8 of our '50 Weeks of Giving' series, we have donated £1,000 to Railway Children on behalf of Morson Group employee Abid Uddin.
Railway Children believe in a world where no child ever has to live on the streets. Celebrating 20 years of fighting for children this year, they've reached more than 275,000 children across India, the UK and East Africa. They reach children as soon as they arrive on the streets and intervene before a potential abuser can.
In the UK alone, a child runs away from home every 5 minutes on average. Railway Children aims to improve the situation for children and really make a lasting difference to their lives. They believe they need to go further than helping the children living on the streets right now being fed and safe for just the night. They believe they need to raise public awareness of their existence and persuade the UK government to create better protection and care for them in the long term.
To this end, they work at street level by taking care of immediate risks. They also work at community level, aiming to make the children more visible to society and aiming to create a national safety network to protect vulnerable people. Thirdly, they work at government level with the aid of persuading policy makers that children at risk on the streets should be made a higher priority on the political agenda and provide better protection for them.
Our 50 Weeks of Giving program will be in addition to the work to raise money for the employee-chosen charities in 2019, Motor Neurone Disease Association and ABF The Soldier’s Charity. In the last 10 years, we've raised over £2million for worthy causes throughout the UK such as the Seashell Trust, Destination Florida, Salford University, Alzheimer's Society and MIND.
Further celebratory plans throughout the year will bring together Morson’s sporting ambassadors; from the horse racing world, ex-Manchester United players, to former world champion boxers Ricky Hatton and Anthony Crolla and Sale Sharks rugby club.
Visit Abid's JustGiving page here to make a donation.