A big thank you to the staff team at Empanda who voted to support those in need instead of receiving a token Christmas gift from the company.
To mark our first Christmas, we wanted to do something in keeping with our ethos and ideology and were deeply moved by the plight of those living in Yemen. With 7 million people at risk of starvation and with easily treated diseases killing people unable to access or afford treatment, we asked staff if they would agree to us using the money earmarked for a gift to go to this appeal instead.
A unanimous ‘yes’ vote from staff meant we were able to make a donation to the Yemen Crisis Appeal on their behalf, which in some small way, will make a difference to those in need.
Link to the Appeal film: http://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/yemen-crisis-appeal