International humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger has received a welcome boost from not-for-profit sector travel specialists Key Travel. Staff raised over £5,000 for the charity after it was chosen by the travel management company as its charity of the year in May 2011.
An enterprising and fun-packed programme of triathlons, mountain climbing challenges and cake sales raised an impressive £5,153 for the charity’s life-saving programmes in over 40 countries. One fundraising challenge – called ‘Play-Doh-nate’ – saw staff at Key Travel’s offices in the UK, Belgium and the United States create their favourite national food dish using Play-Doh, raising over £600 for the charity.
Lizzie Carter, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Action Against Hunger, says: “To raise over £5,000 is a fantastic achievement and I would like to thank everyone at Key Travel for their efforts. It has been great to see all the innovative fundraising activities that staff have come up with, and the Play-Doh was definitely a highlight! With families across West Africa facing a major food crisis, raising awareness of child hunger is even more vital than ever. The funds raised by Key Travel will help our teams to reach children suffering from malnutrition around the world.”
Steve Summers, Chief Executive of Key Travel, says: “I am proud of everyone at Key Travel for demonstrating once again their commitment and support for charitable causes. We had some very positive feedback from staff in all our offices and it has been obvious that everyone has enjoyed raising money for this very worthy cause. We look forward to announcing our next charity of the year soon.”
As well as fundraising for Action Against Hunger, tireless fundraisers at Key Travel have also raised nearly £3,000 for other charities since May 2011 including British Heart Foundation, Comic Relief and Macmillan Cancer Support.