Over the summer, Stratum International once again raised money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity to help continue the funding for a Research Fellowship specifically aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
Once again, John Larpent participated in Le Cure de France, a challenging five-day bike ride that takes in six of the most challenging peaks of the Tour de France route, including the Col du Joux Plane – described by Lance Armstrong as his toughest day on a bike.
The last day was particularly testing - 95km, mostly uphill in 35 degree heat. Click here to see the route - a six hour ride encapsulated in one minute.
John completed the ride and exceded his personal sponsorship target. Overall the event raised £250,000 which means the charity has now raised £750,000 over the last three years. Thank you to everyone who supported John or any of the other riders.
The money really does make a difference as this recent report demonstrates.
MINING COMPANIES AND THEIR SUPPLIERS OFTEN OPERATE IN SOME OF THE POOREST PARTS OF THE WORLD
USUALLY WITH A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF THE COMMUNITIES IN THE SURROUNDING AREAS
MORE CAN ALWAYS BE DONE
Here at Stratum we believe we all have a responsibility to help build an inclusive society and have a duty towards those less fortunate than ourselves.
That is why we give back through B1G1: Business for Good. We're able to link our giving to the success we generate for our clients.
We support B1G1 because they vet and manage relationships with great projects and initiatives at source, so we (and our clients) can literally see where we’re making a difference together.
With more than 600 vetted projects around the world there’s ample opportunity to give back.
YOU’LL SEE BELOW A REAL TIME INDICATOR OF WHERE STRATUM’S CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE BEEN APPLIED
We are also proud to support the Phyllis Robertson Care Home for the Disabled.
Based in Pretoria, South Africa, the Phyllis Robertson Home is a registered non-profit organisation that aims to provide high quality care for adults with disabilities. With 63 private rooms, the home allows residents to be as independent as possible, while being in a safe and secure environment.
Stratum sponsors Team Abana's Race Across America 2016
In the second quarter of 2016 we did something a little different by using a proportion of our fees to sponsor a cycling team participating in what has been called the toughest endurance event in the world.
The Race Across America is a 3000-mile coast-to-coast race across the USA in which teams of cyclists ride in relay 24-hours a day to complete the course in as little as six days raising thousands of dollars for charity in the process.
Stratum International sponsored a team of four mining consultants, collectively known as Team Abana, who were riding to raise money for Chance for Childhood. This charity aims to provide justice, education and care for vulnerable young people in Africa.
We are pleased to have been able to support their work and at the same time follow the progress of the intrepid riders of Team Abana as they braved the desert, plains and mountain weather between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, completing the course in good time.
Find our more in our blog Team Abana Pedals across America for children in Africa.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT B1G1: BUSINESS FOR GOOD
If you or your organisation would like to join B1G1 in partnership with Stratum, simply get in touch and we will set up a profile for you. Then, all you need to do is select the projects you'd like to support and start giving. It's that simple.