SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY

VA Sponsored Ladies Day Raises £25k

July 03, 2018

We hear so much today about Corporate Social Responsibility and what large corporations are doing to support deserving causes. The most famous is the Gates Foundation worth an estimated $40BN, but there are many others and it’s estimated that large corporations gave over $17BN to charities last year alone and that over 90% of the world’s largest companies now have an annual CSR report. But it’s not just the big companies who see the value of CSR as part of their culture. Peter Logue, CEO of VA Business Solutions, a small Scottish Consultancy Company says, “Like many companies VA Business Solutions have a global outlook, but a local base. We are based in Greenock and see ourselves as a key part of the community, with all of the responsibilities that brings. As well as sourcing locally whenever possible, we see CSR as our way of giving something back to the community and doing our bit to help improve society. The most recent example being our sponsorship of the Ladies Day event at Kip Marina in Inverkip to raise funds for the Ardgowan Hospice. Hospices are unique places which hold a special place in people’s hearts and we all know friends, relatives  and their families who have been helped by them. There were over 350 guests at the event and over £25K was raised, which could fund 500 home visits from a community nurse or provide 42 nights of specialist patient care.  When we support events like these we see not just a benefit for the recipient charity but also a boost in employee engagement, loyalty and creativity”.

Ladies Day

March 21, 2018

VA Business Solutions is proud to sponsor this year’s Ladies Day in aid of our local hospice.  Ardgowan Hospice, based in Greenock, provides not only physical and medical support but also important practical, emotional and social support to patients diagnosed with a life limiting illness and their families in Inverclyde. This event makes a real difference to a child or young person using the Butterfly Service. The cost of one table could pay for 3 young people to go through a programme of one to one sessions with Ardgowan Hospice’s Child and Family Support worker, giving them the coping skills needed to manage their grief after the loss of a family member.

Inverclyde Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2018

March 21, 2018

The Inverclyde Sports Personality Awards took place at the Greenock Town Hall on Friday 9 March 2018 hosted by TV presenter Jean Johansson. VA Business Solutions were delighted to be sponsoring the Disabled Sports Personality Of The Year 2018, which VA Commercial Operations Director Martin Duffy presented to winner Kyle Brotherton for his Swimming and Wheelchair Athletics  achievements throughout the year.

Pictured above (Left to Right) - Jean Johansson, Kyle Brotherton and Martin Duffy

 

Picture courtesy of Bradley Shankster.

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Unity For Autism Golf Day

March 21, 2018

VA Business Solutions were delighted to sponsor the Unity For Autism Golf Classic that took place at Copper Creek Golf Club in Kleinburg, Canada on Tuesday 26 September 2017.

For more information please visit:  www.unityforautism.ca/events

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