ORB makes vital charity donation


The kindhearted team at a Doncaster recruitment firm has made a generous donation to a local animal charity this festive season

ORB Recruitment, based in Balby Carr, has given a Christmas gift of £2,000 to the Mayflower Animal Sanctuary in Bawtry.

Each year, the eleven-strong staff from ORB vote for their preferred charity with the winner receiving a much-needed cash boost donated by the company.

Stewart Olsen, managing director of ORB Recruitment, said: “It has become a Christmas tradition here at ORB that our staff all put together a short list of worthwhile charities they want to help and then we vote on our winner who we support. It’s always such a tough decision but this year was particularly hard because we know how many charities are really struggling in these immensely difficult times.

“We are a group of animal lovers at ORB and Mayflower came out on top because of the amazing work they do to provide a safe haven for cats and dogs and we know how dedicated the team are to their animals. We are so pleased to be able bring a small bit of festive cheer to them and help in this way.”

Margaret Barrass, assistant manager, at Mayflower Sanctuary, said: “2020 has been a very difficult year for us. We had to cancel all our fundraising events including the annual ball, dog show and sponsored walks which normally would raise £35,000. In addition, we also suffered from income loss of adoption fees due to our closure in line with the government guidelines, but we still have operating bills to pay and our latest vet bill alone was £12,000.

“To have received £2,000 from ORB Recruitment is amazing and we’d just like to say an enormous thank you to them for their support. We are very privileged to be their Christmas charity of the year. This money will really help us keep delivering the best care to our wonderful animals.”

In addition to the support given to Mayflower, ORB is also supporting the Hallam FM Cash for Kids appeal by taking part in a special socially distanced fundraising event organised by their client Virtue Health Services.

Orb is a specialist, dedicated recruitment consultancy offering outstanding service and effective solutions to clients across the UK. For more information, visit www.orb-recruitment.co.uk. For more information about Mayflower Sanctuary visit: http://mayflowersanctuary.co.uk/