At Global Insight Conferences, we are not only passionate about producing quality events, but also about making a difference in our wider community and world. Since the company was founded 8 years ago, Global Insight Conferences has strived to help and contribute to a growing number and range of truly wonderful charities:
The A21 Campaign operates in 11 different countries and aims to tackle and abolish human trafficking. Slavery exists today and is the second largest source of illegal income worldwide, exceeded only by drugs trafficking. People are trafficked into prostitution, begging, forced labour, military service, domestic servitude, forced illegal adoption and forced marriage.
Vision Rescue seeks to empower and aid individuals living in slum communities in Mumbai. With 23 million people in the capital city, over half of these occupy slums and a shocking 70% of the children are uneducated, malnourished and exposed to risk.
Anthony Nolan is a UK charity working to help individuals with leukaemia and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The organisation also carries out research to help make bone marrow transplants more effective. Today the trust register has over 500,000 potential donors on it and helps 3 people each day find a lifesaving match.
Established in 1948, Marie Curie provides support and care more than 50,000 people living with terminal illness and their families in the UK each year. They give practical information and support from trained volunteers and ensure their staff are there when those in need want someone to talk to.
In December of 2016, GIC organised and participated in their first ever Christmas shoebox donation as part of the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. This appeal has been operated by Samaritan’s Purse since 1990, and has meant that over 124 million impoverished children from 150 different countries have received a shoebox full of presents to celebrate the joy of Christmas. The GIC team is already bus planning and collecting for 2017!
In the UK, 13 million people are living in poverty, but at the same time 650,000 tonnes of good food is thrown away by food businesses. Plan Zheroes aims to tackle this issue by building relationships between food businesses and charities to ensure surplus food goes those who need it and waste and poverty is reduced.
Centre 404 is a UK charity that offers friendly, reliable and person-centred support to people with learning disabilities and their families. Founded in 1951, the charity works towards building a society where people with learning disabilities can gain skills and experiences and are valued and involved members of the community.