OzForex Group raises £67,000 for charity as part of its global fundraising day

Friday, 10 August 2012

In a super heroic effort, staff and customers of foreign exchange specialist The OzForex Group have raised £67,000 for charity - the total profits generated during the annual Charity Day on 9 August.

Staff around the globe swapped suits for superhero capes and proved that anyone can be a hero to those in need, working against the clock to raise funds for the five charities that were selected by OzForex staff in Sydney, London, San Francisco, Auckland, Hong Kong and Toronto.

To see the superheroes in action watch this video!

Neil Helm, CEO, says the charity drive also got a wonderful response from customers, who were happy to contribute to a good cause and help make a difference in the lives of someone in need.

"From helping people get access to clean water, to helping children and young people with serious medical needs, to supporting victims of abuse, the international transfers made on our Charity Day will benefit all of these causes," he says.

"We're thrilled to have had another successful Charity Day, and to have enjoyed such an overwhelmingly positive response from both customers and staff," says Neil Helm. "We believe it is very important for companies to give back to the community, and as a global company we have chosen international as well as British charities."

The full list of charities the OzForex Group supported this year includes:

Demelza House (London, UK) 
“Adding life to days, when days cannot be added to life” - Demelza House runs children's hospices in the UK, as well as a hospice-at-home service.  It provides service and support for children and young people who are not expected to reach adulthood.

Sumba Foundation Australia 
The Sumba Foundation provides humanitarian aid by fostering village-based projects in Sumba, Indonesia that impact health, education, water and income-generation for the Sumbanese people.

Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (Toronto, Canada) 
The CCAA aims to significantly reduce the incidence and impact of abuse through education and public awareness, providing shelter for and helping both child and adult victims of abuse.

Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (Sydney, Australia)
The Cerebral Palsy Education Centre is a specialist education service for children with cerebral palsy and their families, offering tailored programmes to help children's learning and development.

Starship Foundation (Auckland, NZ) 
Starship Children's Health provides a wide range of medical and health services for children and young people throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific. It is also is a major teaching and research centre.

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