Xaar celebrates fundraising achievements with charity partner

INDUSTRIAL inkjet technology specialist Xaar has marked its two-year partnership with young people’s charity Break, having donated an amazing £71,544 during that period.

Employees have raised £35,772 to date, which was been doubled by the firm’s matching policy.

Xaar’s team engaged in various fundraising activities including a firewalk, participation in the Cambridge Half Marathon, completing the One Million Step Challenge, hosting a Christmas event across all group sites, and taking part in a skydive. Staff also contributed by donating old clothes, selling Xaar-produced honey, and buying a variety of treats like cakes, beer, and spirits.

The funds raised have a direct impact on Break’s mission to transform the lives of young people both in and leaving care. A significant portion of the money has been allocated to Break’s Building Futures programme, which helps to build skills in construction and DIY, helping young care leavers learn to furnish and look after their homes.

Rachel Cowdry, CEO at Break, said, “The incredible generosity and commitment of Xaar and their staff are making such a big difference in the lives of the young people we support. It will help us to continue giving care experience young people the love, support and ambition they deserve. We are thankful for this partnership and look forward to continuing our impactful work together.”

‘Community’ is one of Xaar’s four sustainability pillars as outlined in its Sustainability Roadmap to 2030. The company has already announced a line-up of fundraising activities for the next 12 months, including bungee jumping and the three peaks challenge, as well as more accessible events like the inflatable 5k and a summer fun day.

Xaar CEO John Mills said, “Over the past two years our Charity Champions and the wider team at Xaar have excelled themselves in helping support disadvantaged young children by raising such a fantastic amount for Break. We are delighted to continue working alongside this worthy charity as part of our Sustainability Roadmap and look forward to the wide range of activities taking place over the next 12 months.”