TopCashback supports Big Change Charity and The Virgin Strive Challenge

Big Change Virgin Strive

During the month of August, TopCashback will be supporting The Virgin Strive Challenge in a plethora of ways!

The Virgin Strive Challenge is an epic series of gruelling sporting feats which cover a total distance of 1000km, starting at London’s O2 Arena and culminating in a daring climb of the famous Matterhorn in Switzerland. The event begins with 3 days of consecutive marathons, followed by a swift row across the Channel, 2 cycle rides of over 1000km combined, a 180km hike, and then a shimmy up one of the toughest mountains in Europe.

The Challenge aims to raise over £750,000 for a charity – Big Change.  The charity focuses on giving young people in the UK an opportunity to learn and develop the skills they need to become happy, healthy and productive adults. The projects they run cover teamwork, communication, relationships, and a chance to improve their emotional wellbeing and physical health.

Big Change

Everyone at TopCashback feels that this is a great cause and genuinely helps young people in the UK improve their lives using their own skills and personalities. We’re getting behind this challenge and charity 100%. Throughout the month of August we will be focusing on raising as much money as possible and the pinnacle of our efforts will be spearheaded by our Directors, Mike Tomkins and Olly Ragg. They, along with the rest of The Strive Team (including Richard Branson, Sam Branson, Marion Bartoli and others) will be attempting a 180 km hike across some of the toughest Alpine terrain from Verbier to Zermatt. Their leg of the challenge starts on 23rd August and will be hopefully complete on 31st August! We’ll be following their progress and reporting back on events via a daily blog – keep checking back.

In the meantime – we’ll be giving you, our generous members plenty of opportunity to show your support for The Virgin Strive Challenge and our Directors. There’ll be a chance to “like” posts on Social Media – for every “like” we’ll donate a pound to the cause, you’ll be able to donate directly by clicking here for Olly and here for Mike. Keep an eye out for more posts on this on the TopCashback Facebook page.

We’re not just relying on you guys though! During August, at TopCashback HQ we will be trying to raise as much money as possible via sponsored events and no doubt, in true TopCashback style – a cake sale! Our favourite!

Avid readers of the TopCashback blog and those who follow us on Twitter and Facebook are probably starting to notice that we’re quite a charitable lot at TopCashback. We take being ethical and generous to worthy causes really seriously and in fact our Indian site is 25% owned by our very own charity - The Top Charity.

This sense of being responsible for our world and the people who live in it stems from our Fair Play policy - a policy which is more than just a piece of paper. Each member of staff is trained and works by the motto “treat others how you wish to be treated”. This motto is referred back to constantly when we make decisions about everything from our members, to our merchants, to our employees and ultimately, to the community and world we live in.

The decision to support Big Change and The Virgin Strive Challenge is borne out of our Directors commitment to helping others to improve their own lives and particularly in the UK.

We really hope throughout August you’ll get behind us and support this cause as much as you’re able to.

Click here to donate and make sure you follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to be kept up to date on progress.

 

Posted on 04 Aug 2014  |  Posted in  Cashback Diary
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