Robert Walters Group raise over £25,000 for Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity

Charity Day 2017

Recruitment consultancy Robert Walters Group UK donated £25,428 this year towards their chosen charity – Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity.

The bulk of the fundraising took place on the Group’s annual Charity Day, on Friday 11 October 2019 through an extraordinary display of initiative, athleticism and creativity by Robert Walters Group staff, across multiple sites throughout the UK.

Fundraising activities included scavenger hunts, pie in the face, chilli eating competition, and the company’s own version of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

There was also a special guest appearance by actor and presenter Christopher Biggins on the day, who hosted the raffle and auction.

Resource Solutions CEO, Oliver Harris comments:

"Giving back is in our DNA. In its eighth year, our Group Charity Day is an international initiative allowing us as a business to band together globally to give back to local charities doing great work. I am hugely grateful to our employees, our clients and our supporters who help us make a difference year after year.”

Robert Walters UK CEO, Chris Hickey comments:

“Given that the charity rely entirely on the community to raise funds, we’re extremely proud to have the opportunity to raise money for the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity and to help them continue to deliver such incredible support to children and their families.”

This years’ Charity Day was particularly poignant as Principal at Robert Walters – Richard Johnson – who rely on the support of the charity after first receiving a complex prognosis for his son of quad cerebral palsy, global development delay, infantile spasms (severe epilepsy) and cortical visual impairment (registered blind).

Pilar Cloud, Executive Manager at Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity comments:

“What the Robert Walters Global Charity Day on Friday, 11 October highlighted is how important our families’ employers are to them on this journey, and to us as a Charity. 

“The team of employees at Robert Walters, Walters People and Resource Solutions brought a huge energy, creativity and fun to this Charity through their Global Charity Day; it was wonderful to see every single member of staff throughout all of their UK offices rolling up their sleeves and getting directly involved in fundraising through such a diverse range of activities. 

“We are incredibly grateful to our parent and Robert Walters employee, Richard Johnson who campaigned to convince his colleagues to choose us as their charity this year, to our Patron, Christopher Biggins, and our Ambassador, D-Day Darling founder Katie Ashby, who came to help lend a hand on the day, and to everyone at Robert Walters Group for making such a huge difference to this small charity. 

“The incredible amount of funds they raised on their Global Charity Day will help us to support even more children and families on their journeys.”

The Robert Walters Group Charity Day activities weren’t restricted to the UK, with fundraising efforts taking place in offices spread across 30 countries, raising a total of £141,989 for local charities and community projects across the globe.

Over the last eight years, the Robert Walters Group has raised almost £1 million for causes globally.

For further information, please contact:

Veronica Valdes on veronica.valdes@resourcesolutions.com or 020 7509 8022

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Notes to editors:

1. Robert Walters is one of the world's leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies and focuses on placing high calibre professionals into permanent, contract and temporary positions at all levels of seniority. The UK business recruits across the accountancy and finance, banking, HR, legal, IT, risk, compliance, tax, treasury, procurement and supply chain and support fields. Established in 1985, the Group has built a global presence spanning 30 countries.

2. Resource Solutions is an international leader in RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) and MSP (Managed Service Provider) solutions. As part of the Robert Walters Group, we work in close partnership with organisations and manage everything from global accounts with demanding resourcing strategies to single sites with lower recruitment volumes. We currently manage a recruitment budget of over £2 billion and hire tens of thousands of employees each year on behalf of our clients.

3. Walters People Walters People is a professional staffing brand operating across Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. It focuses on recruiting temporary positions as well as permanent and contract roles across operational accounting, tax & treasury, finance, banking, HR & payroll, business support and sales.