KM&T skydiving staff raise 1,700 for Myton Hospice

28 August 2015 Consultancy.uk

Four staff members from KM&T management consulting have collected more than £1,700 for the Myton Hospices. The fundraising was achieved through the dare-devil event of sky-diving more than 13,000 ft, with the money to aid the people seeing their last days of life at the hospices.

KM&T is a management consultancy founded in 2004 and based in the Techno Centre Puma Way Coventry, UK. The firm has since grown to become an international provider of ‘Lean’ processes to public services, manufacturing and operations, and has helped large and small organisations globally achieve improved working processes. The firm uses a wide range of management and process tools, including Lean Six Sigma, Process Re-design, Knowledge Transfer, Process Improvement, as well as facilitating Change Management, Problem Solving and Project Management. KM&T has seen a significant year on year growth from 25% to 30% over the last 3 years, with the UK team consisting of over 50 consultants and ~50 contractors.

KM&T skydiving staff raise 1700 for Myton Hospice

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, four KM&T professionals earlier this year decided to launch a fundraising campaign for the Myton Hospice, a health care organisation with three sites: the Coventry Myton Hospice, the Warwick Myton Hospice and the Rugby Myton Hospice. The hospices provides services directly for 1,200+ patients, as well as bereavement counselling for nearly 500 family members. The hospice is run by roughly 300 staff members and 1,000 volunteers.

To support the work of the Myton Hospice, a “dare-devil” team from KM&T took to the skies to fundraise – plummeting 13,000 ft to raise funds. The team consisted of Senior Managing Consultant for Healthcare Simon Bricknell; Consultants Gulcan Telci and Holly Perfect; and Graphic Designer Silviu Hogasi. The members decided on the action after learning about the challenges faced by Myton Hospice during a recent team-building exercise. The fundraisers collected more than £1,700 with the hope that further donations are still to land safely in the arms of the hospice.

Speaking after the jump, Hogasi: says "It was surprisingly easy once you were on board and the plane had taken off, but before, and even looking back, it was extremely nerve racking!" “Hospices are amazing charities, providing specialist care to improve quality of life for people with cancer and other life-limiting conditions. Hospices are not only about end of life care, they are also about living well,” reflects Telci.

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Travel firm hosts consultancy marathon to raise money for charity

19 March 2019 Consultancy.uk

A communications consultancy has announced it will perform a ‘consulting marathon’ to raise money for a charity based in Africa. SEO Travel will offer a 12-hour consulting surgery to as many small travel businesses as possible, while raising money for the cause.

SEO Travel has been helping travel companies improve their online presence since 2011. The firm works with a wide range of global travel brands who it helps develop brand visibility online through SEO, social media, PR and other techniques. Based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, the firm works to create engaging campaigns that increase brand awareness and drive more business and sales in a sustainable way.

The professional services firm has announced that as of the 21st of March, it will be offering these services to small travel businesses as part of a charity fundraising drive. The session will last 12 hours straight, and offers the chance for a 30-minute session, which travel companies can sign up for at the SEO Travel website. The marathon session will help small travel businesses which wouldn’t usually be able to afford a respectable and trustworthy agency’s advice.

Travel firm hosts consultancy marathon to raise money for charity

As well as helping small businesses, the event is also being used as an opportunity to raise money for charity, with SEO Travel donating to Tanzanian safari charity ‘Care with a View’ for each person that signs up, as well as asking businesses taking part to make a small donation of £10 themselves. The event will run from 8am to 8pm UK and is open to anyone around the world.

It will run by SEO Travel founder Tom McLoughlin, bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. He explained, “I’ve got the team here on standby to order pizzas and bring me Tangfastics on demand throughout the day!”

According to Mcloughlin, while there is a lot of marketing advice on the internet, the volume of information is so high that it's impossible for small firms to tell what will help and what will hurt their company. He concluded, “With the ‘Charity Travel Marketingathon Bonanza’ we want to take away the part of not knowing so these businesses can go away with clear, actionable tactics that will help grow their business.”

Related: Charity football cup sees Hays consultants raise £3,000 for Action for Children.