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Charity close to our hearts at #TeamTrinity

By Jenny Harding, operations director, Trinity Event Solutions

It’s easy to get stuck in your ways during the working day; head down and work, work, work. Sometimes you need to step back, look around you, and remember how amazing your team is.

After months of successful auditing for our three ISO accreditations (ISO 9001/ ISO 14001/ ISO 27001), I can easily say I’ve been one of those people whose head has been buried in paperwork. And yet, I can also easily say how amazing my team has been in supporting me and the business, while still looking out for others.

Although we’re not a massive agency, our team is proactive with social responsibility. And while we can’t offer the level of support that big plc’s can give to their corporate charities, it doesn’t stop us doing everything we can to support causes and our community. And we want other small businesses to know that they can make a difference too. 

We’ve successfully raised more than £100,000 over the last six years. This has largely been down to the Trinity Triple Challenge – where our teams members visit venues to soak up product knowledge and collect donations that are auctioned off to raise money for three or four local charities.

The Triple Challenge will be back again soon, but in the meantime, I want to get the #TeamTrinity spirit in full flow this May. So, 21 members of the team (and yes myself for my sins) is completing the MyMarathon Challenge, raising awareness and money for the British Heart Foundation.

Everyone within the MyMarathon has to complete the 26.2 miles over the course of May, what’s more, we can’t walk it, we have to be seen to be running. It’s getting quite competitive, but what I have noticed is the amazing support from everyone to encourage those who may not be quite so motivated to get running. If you want to see how the team are performing with some action shots – check out our LinkedIn page.

We, like many other agencies, get lots of visitors to our office, to showcase their venues and bring us plenty of treats. As much as we love this, and we know how to eat, often there are leftovers. And as we’re not ones for waste at Trinity, we’ve found a local charity in Stamford, Second Helpings, to which we donate leftovers from suppliers and rally around to pull together mini hampers of our own groceries to take down to the shelter. I have to say though, they do particularly like the hotel treats as it’s always something different. 

My point is, no agency is too small to do its bit, so get involved today and make a difference to someone else’s tomorrow.