At Elman Wall, we have a strong belief in acting as responsible citizens, actively supporting those less fortunate than ourselves, and in doing what we can not to damage our environment.
Just a Drop
Elman Wall is delighted to be partnering with Just A Drop to support this fabulous charity's work in rural Uganda for the Saayi School Safe Water Project.
At Saayi School, currently attended by 336 children, there is a serious issue with hygiene, specifically the latrines, which are not fit for purpose. There is only one latrine (with 5 stances) for girls, boys and teachers, it is close to falling down and presents a real hazard to health.
With the right support, Just a Drop will build a brand new 14 stanced latrine where 2 stances are for the teachers and 12 stances are divided between boys and girls.
In addition to the latrines, the charity will also deliver a training programme to help the school community understand safe hygiene practices. If anything, with the
current Corona Virus situation, this element of training is particularly important.
In the latrines, there will also be a wash room for girls, to ensure privacy and dignity.
The impact of this work will be clear as soon as the project is finished:
- Children will be healthier
- Education time lost to illness will decrease
- Hygiene will improve hugely in the school
- Girls in particular will benefit, as they will be able to attend school
- throughout the year and not drop out, they will be empowered
Family Holiday Association
‘A break’, ‘an adventure’, ‘a chance to explore’, ‘’me time’’, ‘unwinding’ and ‘an escape’
When asked what a holiday means to them, these were the answers of many of the Elman Wall Team.
We are passionate about travel and believe that everyone should be able to experience a temporary escape from reality and have that feeling of excitement and ‘the world being lifted off your shoulders’.
This is why we have been proud, avid supporters of an amazing charity, The Family Holiday Association, for many years.
The Family Holiday Association has provided short trips to the British Seaside, and day trips, for UK families struggling with issues such as disability, severe and sudden illness, bereavement, mental health issues and domestic violence for, over 40 years.
The majority of families they help have never before been on a family holiday and the evidence shows that the experiences provided by the charity can be life-changing.
At Elman Wall, the team has fundraised in a number of ways from gentle cake sales and by partaking in Thames Treasure trails, to taking on the gruelling London Marathon and even jumping out of planes!
As the charity receives no government funding, we have also gone the extra mile and launched a few of their initiatives at our annual conference for the Travel Industry, the Elman Wall Travel Directors’ Summit.
In 2017, the Family Holiday Association helped 4,137 families access a break. This still only scratches the surface of the problem of lack of access to breaks but the Elman Wall Team is on the case!
Matched Fundraising Scheme
Elman Wall also operates a matched fundraising scheme within the company. All team members’ fundraising efforts are matched by the firm of a generous maximum of £500 per person per year.
Our team have fundraised for the likes of Crisis UK, Parkinson’s UK, Cancer Research, The Royal Marsden, and many more.
- No one at Elman Wall drives to work – everyone uses public transport
- We recycle as much plastic and cardboard as we can
- We never use disposable cups
- We have fitted energy efficient sensors for our office lighting
- We are pretty much paperless as an office