Each year, the team get involved with charity work to help contribute to a local charity. This year, our chosen cause is especially close to our hearts as we are raising money for Rainbows, in support of our MD David’s niece, Charlotte.
Charlotte, who is only two years old, was diagnosed with severe mitochondrial disorder and progressive brain damage when she was six months old. Her nerves are unable to function correctly, leading to profound disability, both physical and mental, including daily seizures, the need for a feeding tube, blindness and sensory problems as well as limited capacity for development. Charlotte's parents are both healthy, and with no history of seizures in the family, this devastating condition afflicting their baby girl came as a massive shock.
With little awareness of the outside world, it can often be unsettling for Charlotte. Sensory rooms are helpful, calming and allow the family to spend some quality-time together in a relaxed environment, that is where Rainbows comes in. Charlotte has been attending Rainbows hospice since January 2017, which has been a great help, but they rely on donations to keep everything going, so here at Verto we are getting our running shoes on. Rainbows is the only hospice for children and young people in the East Midlands, which is why they need all the support on offer.
Verto is getting involved with the 5k bubble fun run taking place on the 23rd September. We will be tackling foam canons and slippery ground to raise as much money as we can for this worthwhile cause.