Sport and exercise linked to support for charity
Four organisations have now received a donation to support their work and projects. These are The Ocean Cleanup, Natuurpunt, De Antwerpse Voedselbank and Mercy Ships. Remant Group employees were given the opportunity to vote for their favourite organisation. All the organisations received nearly the same number of votes, so Remant’s board decided to support all four with a donation.
Interested in the work and projects of the charities?
You will find all the information on the following websites:
Mercy Ships has been providing medical and surgical care to the world’s poorest people since 1978. With the biggest private hospital ship in the world, they sail to countries where people have no access to affordable medical and surgical care. Mercy Ships tackles this problem in three ways:
• Direct medical care and surgery for the local population
• Training and mentoring for local medical staff
• Improvement of the healthcare infrastructure
The medical care is varied, ranging from surgery, dental care and palliative care, for example.
Read more on www.mercyships.be
Natuurpunt is an independent voluntary organisation with more than 120,000 members which aims to protect vulnerably and threatened nature in Flanders. Natuurpunt manages more than 25,000 hectares of Flemish nature in 500 different nature areas. The volunteers take the initiative, doing the procurement, managing and opening of nature reserves. They are supported in this effort by professional teams. With a strong network of footpaths, observation cabins, benches, recreational forests and visitor centres, Natuurpunt offers everyone the opportunity to enjoy nature. Every year, Natuurpunt organises thousands of activities such as guided walks, habitat management, courses and workshops.
Read more on www.natuurpunt.be
The Antwerp Food Bank
The AMT Food Bank (Antwerp-Mechelen-Turnhout) is a non-profit organisation that aims to tackle hunger and food waste. The Food Bank is the central distribution point for food to charitable organisations in the province of Antwerp. It is part of the Belgian Federation of Food Banks www.foodbanks.be, which is part of the European Federation of Food Banks. All the food collected is free. They do not distribute directly to the end-users themselves but to recognised charitable organisations in Antwerp. These organisations then distribute it to people in need.
Read more on www.foodbank-antwerpen.be
The Ocean Cleanup
Every year, millions of tonnes of plastic enter the oceans, the majority coming from rivers. The plastic floating in the oceans — the old plastic — does not go away by itself. To tackle plastic pollution in the oceans, we need to stem the source and clean up what has already accumulated. The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organisation, develops advanced technologies to rid the seas of plastic. Once they have achieved their goal of 90% reduction of ocean plastic, they will have completed the project, and their work will be done.
Read more on www.theoceancleanup.com