Bec Development MD and founder Helen Tiffany is a supporter of Barnardo’s – Bec Development also supports the charity at a CSR level. This year Helen has set herself a personal target of raising £5000 for the work they are involved in through the National FGM Centre.
“Many of you are already aware of my fundraising for Barnardo’s and this year my particular focus on the work they support through the National FGM Centre,” Helen explains. “Spotting the signs of FGM abuse, alongside counselling and treating those affected and FGM’s total eradication are essential. To do this we need to raise funds – but we also need to raise awareness.”
“Because their work is so important we also support Barnardo’s at a company level. Corporate and social responsibility (CSR) is an increasingly critical part of any charities’ support and funding. But working with a charity like Barnardo’s in this way has also enriched us a company. I can heartily recommend it.”
FGM in the UK
“Female Genital Mutilation, often referred to as FGM, is a shocking practice that we imagine happens somewhere else but which is happening right here and right now in the UK,” Helen writes in an article published on LinkedIn.
- In 2017 5,391 women and girls received NHS treatment because of FGM.
- Latest statistics reveal 11 newly identified FGM cases are recorded in England daily.
- While mutilation may take place on a trip outside the UK, the procedure also happens here.