Supporting Vida Norte at our internal meeting
When organising our own group-wide internal meetings, we want to leave a positive impact at the destination by giving back to a local charity programme.
For our live Directors meeting, that was planned in November 2021 in Portugal, we decided to support the local charity organisation Vida Norte. This organisation supports pregnant teenagers / women in fragile situations around Porto, Portugal. We had planned a charity race where participants would collect money for the association.
However, our meeting was unfortunately cancelled last minute due to a Covid-19 outburst. We still wanted to make a difference and donated € 1,500 to Vida Norte. Additionally, lots of the participants sent hygiene and beauty products as the organisation relies on donations to provide mums and their babies with essential goods throughout the year.
Maria Magalhaes, Responsible for Fundraising & Communication at Vida Norte sent us a thank you message:
“A huge thank you for this initiative!! Your support will allow us to continue our work and ensure a dignified and happy life for our families and their babies. Unfortunately, this action was not possible due to the new measures applied, but we are entirely grateful. Once again thank you very much, our hearts are full! Thank you for being a part of our life.”