North East Business Raises Money for Northumberland Charity to Support New Parents
Newcastle-based recruitment business, SEAO Talent Partners, hiked 9 miles along Hadrian’s Wall in order to raise money for NCT Mid Northumberland.
The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) is the UK’s largest charity for parents, offering information and support for parents throughout pregnancy and early years, campaigning to improve maternity care and services for new parents, and making sure that everyone is aware of services and activities in their area.
The Mid Northumberland branch was established in the summer of 2017, when a group of mums who had met on their antenatal course decided to work together and provide a network of support and services for local parents. The branch’s aim is to support parents through their first 1000 days, during pregnancy and up to celebrating their child’s second birthday.
The five strong team from SEAO, along with their respective partners, completed the challenge in 4.5 hours and raised a total of £400 for the charity via a Go Fund Me page created for the event.
The challenge forms part of SEAO’s commitment to supporting NCT Mid Northumberland as their chosen Charity of the Year and adds to previous fundraising efforts, bringing the total to £600 so far this year.
Sam Wall, director at SEAO, said: “It’s extremely important for us to ensure we are giving something back to the local community. We are a supportive business, which is proud to be associated with likeminded organisations who are here for the greater good.”
“Our values cement the way we work and the services we offer to both clients and candidates – with that leading the way and inspiring brilliance is imperative. We are passionate about the importance of families and loved ones and the work NCT does really ties into our values perfectly.”
SEAO will be further supporting the charity with a Children’s Triathlon towards the end of the year, where the little ones will seek sponsorship to complete a toddle/buggy push, cycle and swim.
The day will incorporate a family fun day with lots of activities for families to get involved with. The SEAO team will be volunteering as stewards and taking along their families to join in and support.
NCT Mid Northumberland branch coordinator, Catherine said “NCT Mid-Northumberland are thrilled to have been chosen by SEAO Talent Partners as their charity partner for 2019 and are incredibly grateful for their support. The team have worked so hard to prepare for their hike and we’re delighted with the amount they’ve raised. Our partnership with them this year has been a great success at raising awareness as well as fundraising for the work we do, which is vital in helping us offer support to new and expectant parents in our area.”