One team, one goal: On Sunday 3 October, members of the Zumo team from across the UK joined together to fundraise for our partner charity WasteAid and show their support for the vital work WasteAid is doing to tackle the problems of waste management and climate change.
As well as a 16.5-mile fundraising and awareness walk starting and finishing at Zumo HQ in Edinburgh, team members across the country have been completing their own fundraising challenges, and all in all we hope to contribute a team total of £5,000 to WasteAid by the end of the year.
With one in three people worldwide forced to dump or burn their waste - causing disease, polluting the oceans, and contributing to the global climate crisis - it’s a cause that has been close to our hearts, and we hope you’ll join us in helping WasteAid continue their great work to protect our planet.
Donations are still open on our JustGiving page - we’re getting tantalisingly close to our target so please do consider making a donation if you can!
If you prefer, you can also donate by text - simply text ZUMO followed by your donation amount to 70085.
Team Zumo assembled for action at Edinburgh HQ
Spreading the word
Spurred on by a sun almost as yellow as the Zumo ducks, the Zumo fundraising and awareness walk, which took in a 16.5-mile loop of Edinburgh and city, was a huge success, with a lot of good conversations had along the way and a very encouraging amount of engagement from the public along the route. From Stockbridge to Leith, from Holyrood Park to Edinburgh Old Town, we hope we’ve played our small part in increasing awareness of the great work WasteAid is doing around the world.
As a company, we’re immensely proud to support WasteAid and its mission. Those who have followed us on our journey so far will know that we feel as passionately about protecting and nurturing our environment as we do about cryptocurrency. Our mission is to bring the benefits of crypto to everyone, whilst protecting the future of our planet: to play our part and set an example that we can all be proud of.
Ceris Turner-Bailes, WasteAid CEO, said: "We are grateful to the Zumo team for their superb fundraising activities, part of the company's longer-term support to WasteAid. From reducing climate emissions to protecting the oceans and public health, waste management is a vital yet often overlooked area. Zumo is helping raise awareness and funds to support better waste management where it's most needed."
Rest assured, we’re not stopping here: we’ll continue to keep raising funds for WasteAid and we’ll keep working to progress and practically contribute to the sustainability conversation in our own sector.
We’ve got some more extremely exciting announcements coming soon, so watch this space!