ea conquers the mountain - and it's all for Charity!
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, ea Change Group and the ea Foundation have committed to raise £20,000 for charity in 2018. Four charities have been selected from across the UK; chosen for the positive impact and support they provide to local communities. These are; Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, Brace - Alzheimer's Research, Leeds Children's Charity, and HopScotch Children's Charity.
In the first of their initiatives for the year, ea Change Group's Deputy Managing Director - Daniel Sutherland and Regional Director - James McNicol, took on Africa's tallest peak and the highest free-standing mountain in the world, Mt. Kilimanjaro.The pair started the climb on Friday 15th June and successfully reached the summit after a gruelling ascent on the morning of Thursday 21st June.
Daniel says of the climb, "It was a thoroughly enjoyable trip; we went with great people from three of our client organisations and the experience is one I will never forget. The support and generosity we were shown in the lead up to the climb were beyond our expectations and certainly provided the motivation we needed to make the final ascent."
The ea Foundation was launched in 1998 with the mission to raise funds for charities that provide invaluable support to local communities. Jon Murphy, trustee of the ea Foundation says, "The ea Foundation was created as a platform to support the local communities in which we operate. Initially focused solely within South West London, we are now proud to have expanded our funding to charities UK-wide; with specific focus on G.O.S.H. in London, Brace in Bristol, Leeds Children's Charity, and HopScotch Children's Charity in Edinburgh".
This was the first of a number of initiatives ea Change Group participated in throughout 2018, with each of the offices around the UK (Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, and Twickenham) taking part in a number of charity drives with the goal of raising £20,000 by the end of the year.