During 2017 Atrium colleagues participated in a vast range of volunteering, fundraising and charitable activities.
Educational Support, Mentoring & Language Coaching
We continued our regular volunteering commitment as Reading Partners to a group of Year 3 pupils at Olga Primary School in East London.
During 2017 Olga School completed a three year rebuild project, Atrium were pleased to donate funds to assist with outdoor learning facilities and in the travel cost assistance for offsite class visits.
As our relationship with the school continues to build it has been our pleasure to get more involved, presenting to pupils during their annual Science Week event, helping out on Sports Day, hosting the pupils at our offices for a Christmas Carol concert...
In addition to our support at Primary level, a number of colleagues have served as mentors to students and young adults either in or aiming for higher education or assistance with finding work, through application and CV advice.
During 2017 we continued our Charity of the Year initiative
We asked our colleagues to nominate causes that were important to them and then vote on the short list. For 2016/17 we chose to split our fundraising between the following three Charities:
Operation Christmas Child: We donated Christmas gift boxes to displaced and refugee children abroad, bringing some cheer to children aged between 2 and 14 years of age.
November - Haven Hospice - Quiz Night
Haven's Hospice's Quiz - Atrium participated in this fundraising event and won on the night!
September - Bone Cancer Research Trust (BCRT) London to Brighton Bike Ride
The fundraising highlight of 2017 for us was our participation in the London to Brighton Bike Ride in September for BCRT. 15 intrepid colleagues undertook the challenge, one of them on a Boris Bike, the team raised over £10,000 for BCRT.
March and July - Atrium Volunteer Weeks
In 2016 we commenced a partnership with Benefacto, a social enterprise on a mission to engage more professional people in meaningful volunteering.
Benefacto offer a range of volunteering opportunities in the London area and in October we launched our first "Volunteering Week" event whereby colleagues actively engaged in volunteering activities with Homeless Drop-In Centres, Food Poverty charities, Social lunch clubs for the elderly, learning assistance with Technology and Community gardening.
During 2017 we held two Volunteer Weeks offering colleagues the opportunity to work as a team or individually on a number of volunteering causes. See more of what we did by clicking on the Volunteer week pages above.
September - City Giving Day
In September we joined our insurance peers in participating in the Lord Mayor of London's City Giving Day event (26th September).
July - Chartered Great City Race - Olga Sports Day
This year we once again assisted at the Olga School Sports Day, refereeing, adjudicating and providing general assistance and support at this offsite event, great fun was had by all on a beautifully sunny day.
Atrium colleagues took part in the Chartered Great City Race, a corporate running challenge helping to raise funds and awareness for the official race charity Seeing is Believing. Our runners posted some excellent times and a great time was had by all.
June - Curley Park Rangers football club under 12's
Atrium supports a grass roots youth Football team - Curley Park Rangers FC U12's Kestrels team - the top Saturday team in the age group. Kestrels play in the North East Hampshire league.