ResourceBank is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020 with a series of events to mark the occasion and to give something back to the community.
The main focus will be the building of a school in a Nepalese village and a charity cycle ride to visit all ResourceBank clients in the UK. In addition we will take on monthly charitable and healthy ventures centred around the number 25 involving all our team.
Building a school in Nepal
We are passionate about creating educational opportunities so, to mark our 25th year, we are funding the building of a new school in Nepal by the United World Schools charity. Children at the hard-to-reach village currently have a two-hour walk to reach the nearest school.
The UWS Meringden School will provide a vital education centre in an area damaged by the 2015 earthquake where children currently have a 2 hour walk to school. Nepal’s literacy rate is among the lowest in the world and only a small minority of girls attend school.
We plan to attend the opening of the UWS school which will provide education for 140 children. Clients interested in being involved in supporting the school are very welcome to join us.
Charity cycle ride throughout UK
Richard Pearson, ResourceBank founder and Managing Director, will be cycling the length and breadth of the UK for one week in June, visiting ResourceBank office and the headquarters of all the major ResourceBank clients. The cycle ride is to raise awareness of the Nepal school charity and to help raise money to support the school’s first 3 years of operation.
Kicking off in Darlington and finishing on the South Coast, Richard will be cycling the full route, with ResourceBank staff and clients joining him for specific legs of the journey. All cyclists of every level are welcome to join in. Full details of the route to be published in March.
25 good things a month
The ‘25 good things’ campaign will see ResourceBank staff take on monthly charitable and community ventures centred around the number 25 to highlight our milestone year.
Incorporating the whole team, ideas for the initiative include a month where everyone runs or walks 25 miles for charity, or picks up 25 bags of litter to clear a local beach or park.
The campaign has been kickstarted by sponsoring a hot breakfast event for 25 homeless people at shelters in Birmingham and Middlesborough.
Managing Director Richard Pearson said: “We’re really proud to be celebrating our 25th year at ResourceBank. Our commitment to innovation and outstanding service has enabled us to remain successful and grow as a business, even in challenging economic times.
“We wanted to mark the occasion by giving something back, and the school project, our cycle ride and our 25 good things a month are great ways of doing that.”