Jasmine Charity Challenge
The Jasmine Charity Challenge is a private sector funded initiative that gives secondary school students in north-east Scotland the opportunity to engage in enterprising activities. The challenge involves student teams choosing a charity and identifying enterprising and creative ways to raise a minimum of £1000.
Jasmine Holdings provides a start-up budget of £100 per student team as well as a £250 donation to each school. Pupils from Northfield Academy, The Gordon Schools Huntly, Kemnay Academy, Banff Academy, St Machar Academy and Torry Academy took part in last year’s event - raising an incredible £22,000 for their chosen charities.
The hardworking youngsters recently attended the finale event of the initiative at Cineworld in Union Square, where they presented the results of their year-long fundraising campaign. Jasmine Holdings was delighted to give each participant a pupil of excellence award to mark their contribution throughout the past 12 months.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Alongside new ideas and successful working relationships with its clients, corporate social responsibility remains at the heart of Jasmine Holdings.
With an emphasis on helping a number of the north-east’s charities to flourish, the group places a strong emphasis on giving something back to those we need it the most. This focus is replicated across all of its seven companies, with each, along with its staff, taking an active interest in both fund and awareness raising for a range of worthy causes.
The group, through its event management company 46 Degrees, is heavily involved with the popular Celebrate Aberdeen weekend. Staff from James Aiken Engineering Solutions have climbed Mount Everest. Citrus:Mix has even won a bicycle race against Aberdeen’s media outlets. From the weird and the wonderful, all have been completed with the same aim in mind; to support those less fortunate than ourselves.