3Keel donates 2% of profits to charity
8th June 2020
At 3Keel, we feel it’s really important to support other innovative agents for change. As part of this commitment, we donate 2% of our profits each year to charities that really mean something to our colleagues.
With the backdrop of the current COVID-19 outbreak, the charities that were nominated by members of the 3Keel team not only focused on environmental sustainability, but also on supporting humanitarian causes, both in the UK and internationally.
The team at 3Keel voted for who they wanted to support, and you can see more about our chosen charities below:
COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is looking for funding to support their work on the COVID-19 pandemic, from tracking the spread of the virus, to providing supplies to the frontline health workers, to medical research.
Nominated by Richard Sheane
“In these unprecedented times we’re currently living in, with communities all around the world being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to nominate an organisation who are supporting a global response to a truly global problem. Contributing to the WHO fund will not only help front line workers in their fight to save lives internationally, but also help to accelerate the development of a vaccine for COVID-19.”
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Coronavirus Crisis Appeal
MSF (also known as doctors without borders) are an international, impartial and independent organisation who work globally to respond to the world’s biggest humanitarian emergencies. They are funded through donations.
Nominated by Will Schreiber
“I’ve long been a supporter of the MSF. In a pandemic that is constraining medical resources in places around the world. their work is more important than ever. Few health systems are prepared for the scale of impact we’re now seeing flare up on every continent. MSF has the experience and the network in place to rapidly respond and support communities where and when the need is greatest.”
This is a local charity (just a few miles from the 3Keel office) which provides an outdoor, farm-based programme for adults with learning disabilities and autism. Some of our colleagues also use their volunteering day to support the charity each year.
Nominated by Catherine McCosker
“Farmability are a really community-based organisation, committed to providing adults with learning disabilities engagement in meaningful, hands-on work and the opportunity to learn useful skills that could help them find employment.”
FareShare is a national organisation focused on cutting food waste by diverting surplus food to some of the most vulnerable in society. They take food from retailers and manufacturers and use their redistribution network to deliver it to charities in the communities that need it most.
Nominated by Alex Hetherington
“Fareshare do a terrific job of distributing surplus food to charities that turn it into meals for those that would otherwise go hungry. The amount of food waste that still prevails in the UK is shocking – particularly when you view it at the same time as the statistics for Poverty and hunger – The charity UNICEF estimates that 2.5m British children, or 19%, now live in food insecure households. Fareshare gathers and redistributes this to 11,000 charities – fighting both hunger and waste of resources.”
Client Earth are a European environmental law charity, which focuses on using the law to protect people and nature across the globe.
Nominated by Joshua Deru
“ClientEarth are an amazing organisation who fight for systemic change by challenging dangerous and destructive action in the courts. I nominated them because they see the clear intersections of inequality, climate breakdown and human and planetary health, and are taking direct and effective action to make sure that the safety of the planet and our most vulnerable are enshrined in law.”