Food and support services firm Compass Group UK & Ireland's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) & Allies Network has announced a charity partnership with HIV charity, Terrence Higgins Trust.
The network is planning to host a series of fundraising events to support Terrence Higgins Trust. The events kicked off with a charity gala event at NY-LON Lounge Bar in the O2 Arena on World AIDS Day (1 December) and raised £8385.
A committee, made up of nine members from the Compass Group UK & Ireland workforce, has also been revealed. The committee will be responsible for rolling out plans and will focus on four pillars to deliver their agenda: Communication; Development; CR; and Networking and Events.
Members include: executive sponsor, Oliver Cock, managing director of Foodbuy and executive board member; chair, Melanie Hayes, resourcing and development director; and co-chair, David Tester, head of marketing, brands, formats and innovation, in Compass' Business & Industry division.
Cock said: "I am passionate about ensuring that we, at Compass Group UK & Ireland, continue to foster an inclusive working environment whereby our colleagues feel free to bring their true selves to work. As executive sponsor and an Ally for the network I see the importance of role -modelling the right behaviours to enable this. I am delighted that we have selected Terrence Higgins Trust as our 2017 charity and we look forward to supporting them over the next twelve months."
Claire McMaster, director of fundraising at Terrence Higgins Trust said: "We're delighted to have partnered with the LGBT & Allies network at Compass Group UK & Ireland. It's great to see the dedication Compass has shown in their fundraising efforts for their first, and very successful event. The money raised will support our vital work tackling the HIV epidemic and ensuring people living with and effected by HIV live well. We really look forward to building a strong relationship with the business and seeing the ongoing success of their LGBT & Allies network."