PMP raised over £10K for modern slavery charity Unseen

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PMP raised over £10K for modern slavery charity Unseen

On November the 23rd, Jamie Reynolds, PMP Managing Director, and Lorna Bunnell, Brand Strategy and Development Manager, met with Unseen's CEO Andrew Wallis OBE, and Hannah Young, Head of Fundraising to present them with a cheque for £10,685.

This phenomenal amount was raised by PMP Recruitment throughout 2017 as a result of various fundraising events across the UK. The funds will go towards supporting Unseen who work in partnership with local communities, businesses, governments and other organisations with the goal of stamping out modern slavery.

Our Fundraising Activities

In June 2017, PMP organised a family fun day at Milton United FC in Stoke to raise vital funds for Unseen. Colleagues from across PMP’s national network, and locals to the venue, joined together to battle it out in a six-a-side football tournament. Other activities included inflatable games for the kids (and some young at heart adults), a charity raffle and auction, and ‘gunge the boss’ where all round good sport Jamie Reynolds, PMP Managing Director, took on some gross facefulls of slop! The more money we raised the worse the gunge options were! You can watch the full video here.

In total £9,460 was raised on the day.

In October 2017, we also supported Unseen’s Let's Nail It campaign, where employees helped raised awareness of modern slavery in nail salons. Armed with bright, neon yellow painted nails hundreds of colleagues from across our brand posted pictures of themselves (politely) putting two fingers up to modern slavery.

Our activities led to Gordon Mitchell, Operations Director, being invited onto BBC Radio 5 Live to be speak about PMPs efforts in supporting Unseen. This was an amazing moment for PMP and recognised the impact being made and the awareness being raised!

The total generated to help #Stampitout was £525.

In addition, at PMP's annual brand strategy event, which brought together business leaders from across PMP, an ‘extreme’ game of heads or tails was played at £20 per entry.

Given the option of splitting the money; half going to the winner, half going to Unseen, or all the funds going to Unseen - the entire room, of course, chose the latter - with a fantastic £700 being raised.

Jamie Reynolds said: “On behalf of the team at PMP Recruitment, I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in the fundraising initiatives in 2017. We are thrilled to have raised such an incredible amount of money for a truly inspirational and groundbreaking charity.”