UK Corporate Games chooses local Children’s Brain Tumour Charity for 2017

The UK Corporate Games is proud to announce that the Nottingham’s Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre has been named as the official charity for 2017.

Open to companies of all sizes, the UK Corporate Games will be held 6th – 9th July 2017 at the David Ross Sports Village at the University of Nottingham and a number of other great venues in the region.

We’re looking forward to the Games and proud to be supporting this local charity in Nottingham. They’re doing great work to tackle such a terrible disease. Companies that choose a charity of the year to benefit from their team building activities find that the cause brings people together from across the organisation in ways that they wouldn’t be able to achieve otherwise.

Ben Sedgemore, UK Games Director

The Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre works to tackle some of the most challenging issues in brain tumour treatment. On average, children in the UK wait up to three times longer for a brain tumour diagnosis than those in other developed countries. The Headsmart campaign aims to double survival rates and halve the harm caused by brain tumours and the aggressive treatments that need to be used to eradicate tumour cells.

The opportunity to connect with members of the Worldwide Corporate Games Community was an unexpected and delightful development. May the best man or woman win!

Professor David Walker, Co-Director of the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre and Professor of Paediatric Oncology

Katie Lockhart - Addressing the Worldwide Corporate Sport Community about The Childrens Brain Tumour Research Centre

Katie Lockhart – Addressing the Worldwide Corporate Sport Community about The Childrens Brain Tumour Research Centre

Prolonged and slow diagnosis can make long-term survivors up to ten times more likely to suffer from a physical or learning impairment, while some treatments can have long-lasting effects including learning difficulties, hearing loss and problems with physical development.

The Centre for Children’s Brain Tumour Research are eager to find other companies and supporters who can help them to continue their work. Academics at The University of Nottingham are leading the UK arm of a large international clinical trial for a type of children’s brain tumour called Ependymoma. The trial will treat around 150 children and young people in the UK and 350 from around the world, helping to determine the best ways to treat tumours.

Researchers aim to find the most successful treatment option with the fewest side effects for patients and to learn more about the biology of the disease. The trial will run for five years and follow patients for up to ten years.

Nottingham companies who have yet to choose a charity for 2017 can get in touch with the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre to find out more about how they can work together by emailing Louise Shaw louise.shaw@nottingham.ac.uk or calling 0115 74 84809.

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Health @ Work is the newest sponsor for the Europe Corporate Games 2016

 

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We’re proud to announce that Health @ Work will be an official sponsor of the Europe Corporate Games Lhealth_at_work_logoiverpool 2016. We’d encourage any of our previous participants to look in to Health @ Work as this organisation has a genuine commitment to continually improving the health of workforces across the country.

Health @ Work is a registered independent charity based in Liverpool that aims to promote health and well-being in the workplace by delivering resourceful and informative training workshops to businesses of all sizes. Since it was established in 1990, Health @ Work has championed the cause of  workplace health and was ahead of it’s time in many respects. The charity works with businesses of all sizes and across all fields and sectors throughout the country, delivering training on a variety of health, safety and well-being topics, including: First Aid at Work, Fire Awareness, Customer Care and Absence Management.

The Workplace Wellbeing Charter

Health @ Work issues a health, safety and well-being awards based upon an organisations ability to show dedication to their charter, rewarding those companies that make the biggest efforts to improve well-being standards in the workplace. Health @ Work supplies charters to organisations as a mechanism to monitor and support the creation of healthier and more successful, safer workplaces. Each charter is motivated by leadership, culture and communication and can be supplied to an organisation in 3 different levels depending upon the amount of commitment and the respective level of priority agreed.  Health @ Work’s aims and objectives are have a direct synergy with some of the outstanding outcomes associated with involvement in the Corporate Games so there was an immediate opportunity for collaboration and mutual support.

For more information on Health at work, please visit their website here

Or for any more information on the Europe Corporate Games coming to Liverpool next year, visit out website here. Alternatively, get in contact with us here:

Email: info@corporate-games.com

Number: (01733) 380 888

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Cape Town Corporate Games Official Charity Tag Rugby: Adopt a School Programme

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Corporate Games South Africa has been involved in this unique programme and adopted Siyabulela Primary School, based in Langa township outside Cape Town for the past two years.   As sponsors and supporters of Corporate Games you have an opportunity to Adopt your own School and become personally involved in this successful CSI programme.

Siyabulela is now a part of the national SARU Grassroots Development programme that will give the school the opportunity to play in leagues and to enter Tournaments run by the Tag Rugby® Association.

With the Tag Rugby® Adopt a School Programme, we are attempting to get children off the streets and away from the ills they are confronted with on a daily basis to enjoy sport with other children.

Muhammed Ali said “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them – a desire, a dream, a vision…. they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

By using Tag Rugby® (which requires no infrastructure and rugby experience) the learners in under-privileged areas with no facilities enjoy the feeling of running with a ball in their hands and having fun with their peers. Tag Rugby® can be played by boys and girls and there is no contact in Tag Rugby® so the fear of injury is removed from the game.

Your company can adopt a school it’s immediate area or can select a specific school. In many instances, especially regarding sport, the donated resources are often stolen, lost or put into a cupboard and forgotten about.

With the Adopt a School Tag Rugby® Programme, your company will have someone accountable for the donation and the learners at the schools will benefit by virtue of the fact that they are getting exercise whilst having fun. We have found that Tag Rugby® due to the very nature of the game improves learners’ eye-hand co-ordination and concentration levels in the school environment.

The programme qualifies for 100% tax relief in terms of a donation and all relevant documentation will be provided.

If your company would like to Adopt a School or if you require more information, please contact Stuart McConnell

021 6832269 or 0824401921 or email on stuart@taggroup.co.za

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Tee Off for a Good Cause

On Friday, 12 April, Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) invited Cape Town Corporate Games to spend a day with them at the annual Reach For A Dream charity golf day.

ACSA was one of the many companies that sponsored a hole and they gave Corporate Games the opportunity to share in the experience. The golf day was hosted at the Rondebosch Golf Club in Cape Town.

Companies had the opportunity to tee off for a good cause at the 3rd annual Reach For A Dream Golf Day in aid of the foundation which grants wishes to young children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Since 1988, the Reach For A Dream Foundation has made dreams come true for children who do not have the time or health to enjoy their childhood.

ACSA is a loyal supporter of the Cape Town Corporate Games and eagerly challenging other corporates to play agains them in the Soccer 11’s for this years Games.

Thank you ACSA for inviting us to share this great day with you!

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Cape Town Corporate Games adopts Siyabulela Primary School

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Tag Rugby® Adopt a School Programme has announced that our chosen charity for Corporate Games is Siyabulela Primary School in Langa.

With great anticipation, on Thursday, 07 February,  Siyabulela Primary School had their first tag rugby session and the Cape Town Corporate Games team were there to join in on the fun.

We will be visiting the school on a regular basis during the year to join the children whilst teaching them how to play tag rugby and the health values of sport. We want to invite other companies to join us on our visits or adopt their own school and help the learners benefit by virtue of the fact that they are getting exercise and at the same time having fun.

Siyabulela Primary School will also be a part of the national SARU Grassroots Development programme that will give the school the opportunity to play in leagues and to enter Tournaments run by the Association.

Together with Tag Rugby® Adopt a School Programme, we are attempting in a small way to get children off the streets and away from the ills they are confronted with on a daily basis to enjoy sport with other children.

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