Getech in the community
Corporate social responsibility
As a nationwide company and a local employer, Getech recognises that it has a responsibility to the community in which it is based. The company has an active role in improving the quality of life of the neighbourhood in which its employees live and regularly focuses on supporting community programmes.
Charity of the year
Getech is pleased to announce that we have chosen Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals Charity as our inaugural charity of the year. The company regularly gives back to the community, but this is the first time in our history we have designated a charity on which to focus all our fundraising activity.
To find out more about The Children’s Appeal, visit their website.
The long walk
The Orwell Challenge
Sunday, the 25th of June, was the hottest day of 2023 so far, so it was with some trepidation that 29 members of the Getech staff and some of their families participated in The Orwell Challenge, an annual charity walk and run along the banks of the River Orwell from Ipswich to Felixstowe and back. The Challenge comprises several routes of varying distances for people of all abilities, including the Levington Loop of 13 miles, Fishponds Folly stretching to 19 miles or the full Orwell 25 for the bravest of souls willing to push their bodies for 25 miles in the searing heat.
The core of the event is a fun day out for the whole family with the chance to enjoy our beautiful Suffolk countryside and the opportunity to help many local charities and causes. Team Getech decided to support two charities helping one of our colleagues, Cara Jones, during her battle with cancer: The Woolverstone Centre and The John Le Vay Centre, both at the Ipswich Hospital.
Special mention must go to Iden Marsh, one of our warehouse assistants and Cara’s nephew, who ran the marathon course. In total, the Getech walkers and runners completed a combined distance of 396 miles, with everyone making it home safely – if a little sore! Despite not knowing the final fund-raising total, our JustGiving page has surpassed the £4,000 mark.
DONS Local Action Group
Getech is delighted to have helped our partners, Izzytea.com, secure Chromebook donations to support the valuable work of Dons Local Action Group: a team that has already delivered over 800 laptops and tablets, thanks to many generous donations. Together we are ensuring that children can stay connected while they learn.
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