Six Degrees Group (6DG) is proud to announce that it has raised over £30,000 for the charity WeSeeHope on its second annual ski trip.

Following on from 2015’s “Three Countries, Three Days, One Cause” trip, this year’s winter fundraiser saw industry executives, friends of the company and the 6DG team head to Switzerland. The group was there as part of 6DG’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, Six Degrees of Hope. Hosted in St Moritz, the party of 30 enjoyed three days skiing in some fantastic snow and hurtled down the world-famous St Moritz-Celerina Bobrun at speeds of over 130kph.

The trip has become a huge fundraiser in the Six Degree of Hope calendar thanks to the incredible generosity of the guests; this was one of 6DG’s most successful fundraising events in aid of WeSeeHope.

WeSeeHope exists to support orphans and other vulnerable children living in extreme poverty in Southern and Eastern Africa, working with 26 local project partners in 222 communities to restore, protect, educate and equip these children and young people in a sustainable way.

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6DG has supported the charity since the company was founded in 2011 through its Six Degrees of Hope programme, which is at the core of 6DG’s culture and vision. This work has been recognised by this year’s Better Society Awards, as the company has been shortlisted with WeSeeHope in the ‘Partnership with a Charity’ category. Three of the 6DG team are currently out visiting some of the WeSeeHope projects in Malawi which further strengthens and shows the dedication to the partnership with the charity.

Six Degrees of Hope has now raised over £330,000 for WeSeeHope in just four and a half years, with £100,000 raised alone in 2015. 2016 is set to exceed this with a flurry of fundraising activity due to take place; two of the 6DG team are running the London Marathon in April, another taking part in the London2Brighton Challenge in May and one cycling 400kmski_trip_2016-1 across Malawi.

Alastair Mills, CEO of 6DG and Ambassador for WeSeeHope, comments, “This year’s trip was the usual mix of great skiing and memorable apres-ski with a fantastic group of like-minded friends and colleagues from the UK technology space. We had the added thrill of the St Moritz bobsleigh run but even that was topped by the incredible generosity of our guests who together raised a remarkable £30,000. That money will be spent wisely, helping give a new hope to young people in sub-Saharan Africa. It remains a huge privilege to be involved with the work of WeSeeHope.”