We are delighted to be the charity of the year for Macquarie MSIS (London).
This charity was nominated for reasons very close to home, as a member of the Macquarie team explains:
“Late last year my brother (39) had a very serious stroke, which almost cost him his life. He is 6 months into a very long rehabilitation process and is now at home, but remains essentially paralysed on his left side. He is in good spirits and is equally as competitive as I am, so if anyone has the right attitude to make a recovery he does – but it will be a long road. The NHS treatment in hospital was good, but the aftercare is incredibly important as well, and charities like this really help.”
The London office has been busy raising money since June by holding a number of events and challenges – the latest is not one for the faint-hearted! The challenge: to abseil down Macquarie’s head office building in central London!! On Thursday 18th October 65 brave staff took the leap of faith and boy did they do amazingly well!
Their campaign page has raised over £14, 000 thus far and is fast approaching its target!! If you would like to see the current total please click here.
Jo Aurora, Fundraising Manager for Different Strokes said:
“Different Strokes currently receives no government funding to operate our much-needed services for younger stroke survivors and their families. After discharge, many stroke survivors are left feeling isolated, depressed and unable to move forward. We want to ensure that every young stroke survivor has the opportunity to connect with others and to reclaim their life.
It is such a boost for us to have the support of Macquarie who have gone quite literally above and beyond to raise as much money as possible! A sincere thank you to Neha, Lauren, Faye and the whole team for holding another fantastic event. The funds will allow us to continue our work and will impact the lives of so many families affected by stroke.”