Do you believe in karma? I don’t if I am being honest, but I strongly believe every successful business has the responsibility to spread goodwill towards their local community.
Next week it will have been exactly a year since Mastermind Translations became a limited company. Since then, my colleague Mariusz and I have enjoyed enormous success, with a staggering number of 289 projects completed to date. This does not mean, however, that we have been chained to our desks throughout this time. We have been very active outside of the office too, meeting clients and talking to businesses and organisations about how we can help with their language needs.
In March, as a SBS winner I was thilled to be invited to meet Theo Paphitis, one of the UK’s most high profile businessmen, and following this in June I was delighted when I went on to win the Gloucestershire Echo International Businesswoman of the Year award.
Having had such a positive year, I now feel that it is my turn to give something good back to the community. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of running a business, we forget it is the local community that gives us the support we need to succeed. This is why on 25th September I am taking part in the Cheltenham Half Marathon to raise funds in aid of Sue Ryder.
The Sue Ryder charity provides specialist palliative and end of life care to the people of Gloucestershire. Its founder was an incredible woman who helped train agents to enter Nazi-occupied Poland and then raised money to buy food and medication for ex-prisoners of Nazi concentration camps in Poland. I would like to honour the amazing legacy of Sue Ryder and support the work of her charity.
If you too would like to share out some goodwill to our local community and would like to sponsor me for this fantastic fund-raising event, please visit my fundraising for Sue Ryder page.
This is for such a worthwile cause so please dig deep and give what you can to support this fantastic charity! Every donation will be greatly appreciated no matter how large or small. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank those who have already supported me through their generous donations. As they say ‘every little helps’ and the Sue Ryder charity would not be here without the strong support of the local community.