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CharityLInk

12-03-2015
As part of our fund raising activities, Board member Ruud has developed the CharityLink programme in conjunction with our partner SecureLink. Securelink is an organisation committed to socially responsible entrepreneurship, and CharityLink is its first initiative within this framework. CharityLink has adopted the 1% model developed by Salesforce, and used by many companies around the world.  The method is based on the assumption that if a company devotes 1% of its time, money and resources to good causes, this will have an enormous impact on the world. Business relations can voluntarily donate 1% of their investment to one of the following charities, which have been chosen for 2015.

Stichting PiPa is a charity that helps deprived children in the Barendrecht/Rotterdam areas, and SVVT Friends of Tanzania works to improve the future prospects of orphans and children from troubled families in Tanzania. According to Jeroen Roosien, General Manager, “Our staff will have the opportunity to volunteer for one of these charities. We are making it possible for SecureLinkers to donate 16 work hours to this. Activities are selected each year, and teams formed to take responsibility for a given activity and to raise funds that are earmarked for the relevant charities.”
 
Socially responsible entrepreneurship and improving the lives of disadvantaged children are important goals for SecureLink, and CharityLink has the full support of management. “In view of the fact that we are always 200% committed here at SecureLink, I am convinced that we will be able to achieve our CharityLink targets, and have a favourable impact on Stichting PiPa and Friends of Tanzania, ” according to Marco Barkmeijer, CEO. 
 
SecureLink employees will be taking the initiative and organising fund raising. They are enthusiastic in their support and desire to give something back to people who are less fortunate than we are. Planned events include the following. 
  • 4 April: Five-mile sponsored run (20 euro minimum per participant) 
  • 27 May: The Networkshop (minimum sponsor amount 100 euros per participant).  Participants receive a clear, simple explanation of the security risks associated with everyday matters such as Wifi, social media, online banking, and the methods used by hackers. (18.00 – 21.00 in Sliedrecht). 
  • 2-7 June: Relay walk along the famous 492-kilometre long Pieterpad  (minimum sponsor amount 20 euros per participant).
If you are interested in participating, please contact Ruud Kroon on 06-26906278 or at ruud@svvt.nl
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