Today MVF’s CSR Committee made a £10k donation to Castlehaven Community Association, our London charity partner.
Made up of funds contributed by employees throughout the year which were then matched equally by MVF, the donation will be used by CCA to fund programs like AgeActivity 60+, Castle Youth, Horticulture Hub and more in the local Camden area.
MVF Chief Revenue Officer Dan Tobin, who presented the cheque, commented, “MVF is so pleased to be able to support the amazing team at Castlehaven and the work they are doing to improve the lives of people living in the Camden area. From bake sales to socials, our teams have had a lot of fun raising donations and it’s such a great feeling to know our efforts will make a big difference in the local community.”
Our Committee runs a range of volunteering and fundraising initiatives to help MVF support the local communities where we live and work.
Every Friday, MVFers can make a donation to gain entry to ‘Stinky’s’, a social ‘happy hour’ style fundraiser run by the committee.
This half the committee also put on the Great MVF Bake Off, with teams competing by entering their signature, technical and showstopper bakes. The showstoppers were then auctioned off with teams banding together to outbid each other, while the remaining slices were sold in a two-day bake sale.
But it’s not just money our teams donate; as part of every team member’s benefits package, they are awarded two volunteer days per year to take as paid leave to volunteer at a charity of their choice. MVFers regularly use these days to support Castlehaven Community Association from the London office, and for the Austin team, local charity Caritas.