Since April, 65 Triland staff members, from the offices in London, New York, Tokyo and Singapore, have been joining forces to walk 50 million steps in five months. Using health apps and trackers, the participants are monitoring their daily steps, and aiming to collectively reach 10 million steps each month.
In April, the monthly target of 10 million steps was smashed, with an astonishing 13,822,952 steps recorded. The successful effort means that the first nominated charity, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) will receive £2,000 from Triland’s Acts of Kindness Fund.
The JDRF was nominated as a cause by a staff member in the London office. It supports children with Type 1 Diabetes and funds world-class medical research to cure, prevent and treat the disease. They help children and their families manage diabetes and support them in gaining access to the latest pump / sensor management systems for free, systems which ordinarily would cost a couple of thousand pounds.
Triland’s donation will go towards supporting their services for young patients and to continue their research to cure, treat and prevent Type 1 Diabetes.
In May, Triland staff collectively achieved 13,796,261 steps. This month, the nominated charity is the Children’s Aid Society, chosen by the team in Singapore.
Children’s Aid Society provides residential care, counselling, and other specialised therapies to for those who have experienced child abuse, neglect, family violence, bullying, divorce or other highly distressing events. The residential care is given at Melrose Home, where residents aged between 6 and 21 are helped to overcome life challenges arising from traumatic experiences.
Funding is needed to transform the old Melrose Home facilities into Melrose Village – a 3,500 sqm purpose-built facility offering integrated care and support services under one roof, and Triland aims to support this with a donation as a result of the team effort in May.
In June, Triland staff achieved 12,207,725 steps, meeting the monthly target with ease. This month, we supported two charities, both in New York.
CitySquash, based in the Bronx at Fordham University, helps motivated, talented young people from economically disadvantaged households fulfill their academic, athletic and personal potential. The intensive year-round programming includes squash, tutoring, mentoring, community service, travel, high school placement, college prep, career services and more.
One of our colleagues in the NY office and his family are actively involved with CitySquash, regularly hosting children at their home for a week over the summer period. This time away from the constant challenges and difficulties of home life, gives them an opportunity to see what is possible in their future. Our donation will help college-bound students buy books and needed supplies.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the world’s premier pediatric research institutions. It provides treatment, travel, housing, and food at no cost to families with children with cancer. Treatments pioneered at St Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it was founded in 1962.
Our donation will be used for costs incurred by cancer patients, as well as research at the organization, and to support fundraising efforts which spread awareness of their life-saving mission. It will help give parents the opportunity to focus on helping to get their child better without having to worry about the medical costs.