Columbus is among the sponsors of Climb for Charity, which supports the Child Accident Prevention Foundation. In January, Climb for Charity climbed the top of Kilimanjaro, collecting almost DKK 700,000 to The Child Accident Prevention.
For the second year in a row, Columbus supports Climb for Charity with a Gold Sponsorship.
“The combination of supporting a good cause and setting an ambitious goal appeals to me. I was fortunate to be part of the first trip in 2015. It was an amazing experience being part of such a great project while supporting a good cause. By being sponsor for Climb for Charity, Columbus helps draw attention to The Child Accident Prevention Foundation, and the important work the do”, says CEO in Columbus Thomas Honoré.
Climb for Charity is currently planning the next expedition to Kilimanjaro, which is planned for September 2017. Read more about the project here: http://climbforcharity.dk/
Funds helps prevent accidents among children
Accidents represents one of the largest health issues for children. Accidents is not only the leading cause of death among children aged 1 – 19 years, it is also the cause of many visits to the emergency room, doctor consultations and even hospitalization. Every day around 165,000 children under 15 years of age encounter an accident, causing a visit to the emergency room. The Child Accident Prevention Foundation is working to create a secure environment for Danish children in the home, in traffic and in sports and leisure activities, without compromising the children’s play, creativity or physical expression.
Charity essential in Columbus’ CSR strategy
Community and charity initiatives are essential in Columbus’ CSR strategy. We believe that by supporting local charity initiatives, we can contribute to the communities, where we do business. Many of Columbus’ subsidiaries are involved in charity initiatives; from participating in bike rides to arranging customer charity dinners and golf outings.
Columbus has previous supported the cycling teams Team Rynkeby and Hjælperytterne.