Giving back to support communities and those less fortunate is a priority that lies at the heart of our brand, fuelling the passion of our people around the world.
Schools Around The World
C&W’s Schools Around the World (SATW) registered charity demonstrates this commitment and its aim is to help young people who do not have access to opportunities as others, inspiring them to have aspirations and to reach their full personal and professional potential.
By partnering with schools wherever C&W operates around the world, SATW aims to help widen the horizons of young people (11-25 year olds) whose opportunities are limited by their domestic, social or financial circumstances. SATW aims to give these young people opportunities for improved education, help nurture their aspirations and promote their personal growth.
Structured events, visits and work experience for students organised by SATW all help them realise their potential. You can find out more at www.satwdonate.org
C&W Team Reaches Kilimanjaro Summit
A team of 13 representing 8 different C&W countries, succeeded in reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro in August 2010. The expedition lasted for eight days and culminated in probably the most physically challenging day that most of the team had ever experienced. The team climbed to 5,8595 meters over 8 hours and then descended down to 3,100 meters - a climb that took 17 hours in total. The team had to overcome problems of acclimatisation which involved headaches, sickness and extreme cold.
In total the team raised over € 70,000 through sponsorship and donations from clients and colleagues which are being used to support SATW projects in Africa as well as project in the participants’ own countries such as the new sports centre Villa Sant’ Angelo in Abruzzo, a small Italian village devastated by the Abruzzo earthquake in April 2009.
Villa Sant'Angelo in Abruzzo, Italy - 24th September 2011
In countries where SATW has not year adopted a school, the charity has undertaken a number of one-off projects. A recent example of specific assistance is the modern sports hall that has been constructed in Villa S. Angelo, a small Italian village devastated by the Abruzzo earthquake in April 2009.
Most of the residents remain in temporary housing and there is a lack of facilities for local communities, especially for schools. The aim of C&W in Italy was to give something back through SATW charity to the children that have been hugely affected by this natural disaster. A community sports centre would provide the young people of the town with a place to meet and play together, bringing some normality to their lives.
In 2010 an adventurous, international team from C&W undertook a sponsored climb of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise fund for SATW .
Monies raised by those from the C&W office in Italy and Spain – an amazing € 37,000 – were earmarked for the Abruzzo project. The target of € 65,000 was achieved with added contributions from an earlier Italian fundraising initiative and SATW central funds.
Building work began on a covered 5 –aside football pitch, with synthetic grass, an air –supported structure complete with M&E and heating systems, for use throughout the year. On 24 September 2011, the pitch was officially opened by the Mayor of Villa Sant’ Angelo and kicked off with a small football tournament between local and C&W teams. The pitch is dedicated to Christian Legat of C&W a lover of football, who sadly passed away prematurely.
In line with SATW guideliens, the convention drawn up with the Municipality states that the use of the pitch is to be to the benefit of the young community of Villa Sant'Angelo and neighboring communities as well; a place for sharing and gathering to contribute to the growth and openness to the others.