20 years in the making: How Enhanced help charities grow
Posted on 21 September 2014
Enhanced has always taken great pride in getting actively involved in helping worthy causes. The Enhanced team has run, swum, cycled and climbed their way to raising funds for a number of charities such as Julia’s house, Macmillan Nurses and the Sparkle Appeal to name a few. However, to celebrate our 20 years we decided to make a real difference for one particular charity, the Boo Charity.
The Boo Charity is a charity founded by Russell Hicks, a close friend of Simon White (who is himself a trustee), in memory of his late wife Sarah – affectionately known as ‘Boo’. Sadly, Sarah lost her battle to cancer at the age of 36. During her last years she sought alternative treatment in Kenya where she was touched by the compassion and love shown to her. Boo’s lasting wish was to help African Children who are disadvantaged through economic poverty.
Enhanced began an ambitious challenge in aim of raising £20,000 from 20 companies in their 20th year, with all the proceeds going to Boo. The aptly named 20/20 Challenge found immediate success with 21 companies signing up to help the worthy cause. So far everything is on track and the companies are taking to the fundraising with great enthusiasm, with everything from bake sales to sky dives being covered thus far.
"I cannot thank Enhanced enough for all their support. The changes we have made to children’s lives in Kenya are indescribable. With the money they are helping us raise we can continue to improve the lives of so many and the Boo legacy will live on." Russell Hicks, founder of the Boo Charity
Simon visited Kenya in April 2014 for a better understanding of the poor conditions and to witness them for himself. "Seeing the work being done to help people in absolute appalling conditions was inspirational," said Simon.
Boo are planning to use the money raised in the 20/20 initiative to help build new classrooms, fund teachers and help develop new courses, including a basic computing course, of which Enhanced will be heavily involved with the development.
On target to raise the £20,000 and well beyond, Enhanced will continue to be active in improving the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.