Gleeds has partnered
channel the power of the British business eco-system, and created the Business Consortium with over 100 British firms like Morrisons, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis and PWC to provide employment positions with prospects for refugees. Following this successful start for their initiative, phase two involves reaching out to a wider network of firms. Hence Gleeds will be sponsoring five Ukrainian refugees and offering year long support as they integrate into UK society and rebuild their lives.
Anna Jones, CEO, RefuAid said: “Forced migration is one of the leading issues of our generation. Whilst governments must be called upon to provide safe and legal routes to sanctuary more support is needed to enable people to rebuild their lives in the new communities they find themselves. This consortium displays the amazing capacity businesses and the third sector have to create change by working together to support people and RefuAid are thrilled to be a part of it.”
Chief Executive of Gleeds, Graham Harle said:
Some brilliant fundraising efforts for refugees have been taking place at Gleeds offices around the world; Gleeds Cardiff recently raised £1,600 for the British Red Cross and Gleeds Poland have launched an incredible effort; hosting refugees in their homes, donating goods, and creating playrooms for refugee children. The first of two Gleeds London fundraisers also took place last week, raising £1375, which will be matched by Gleeds. A second fundraiser for clients and takes place on 9 June 2022.
For more information read about our Corporate Responsibility.