September was RELX Cares month when, together with our broader RELX family, we focused on making a difference for our communities around the world through volunteering and fundraising, with a special focus on RELX Cares Day, 17 September.
Here is a quick round up of what some of our caring, sharing colleagues got up to:
- RX Brazil continued its brilliant campaign to support freelance event workers and their families who have lost their income due to the pandemic. For the past four months our Brazilian team have been working with colleagues at Informa and Nurnberg Messe to fund and deliver over 9 tonnes of vital food parcels to those in need. RX Brazil is continued the project through September and beyond, in support of RELX Cares, and under the name of the ‘Reed Chain of Goodness’.
- Our Chinese colleagues organised Pop-Up Stores in four of their offices on 17 September, raising nearly £1,000. Employees were encouraged to prepare and bring goods from home for sale to fundraise for Hope and Homes for Children and encourage participants to recycle. A 48-strong team of volunteers also cleaned up the oceanfront in Shenzhen and the river footpaths in Shanghai and Beijing, collecting over 57kg of rubbish.
- Our German team joined forces with the ISG and LexisNexis to support the local environmental conservation agency BLOCKBLOCKS. Nearly 40 employees came together on 4 September to remove garbage and waste from the banks of the Rhine. As a result of this Corporate Clean Up of “Paradise Beach”, not far from all three RELX offices, a total of six refuse bags weighing more than 80 kg were collected in the space of just two hours!
- RX France and Reed MIDEM fundraised for SOS Prema, a charity which supports premature babies and their families. Another team of Reed MIDEM employees participated in the race for Children with Cancer on Sunday September 27. The funds will finance specific clinical trials to find innovative treatments for children with cancer.
- Cara Arnett from our UK office in Richmond joined the annual Lexis Nexis challenge which brings together walkers from across RELX. This year’s 20 mile walk in the Lake District took in four summits and raised over £3,000 for NHS Charities Together.
- RX US held its annual Virtual Volunteer Fair on RELX Cares Day. Seven charity representatives attended to meet with employees who were keen to volunteer.
- The Singapore team organised a Microsoft Teams Games Day on 18 September, featuring Care Whizz (fastest finger wins!) and Bingo, with all proceeds going to Willing Hearts. A team of volunteers also helped out Willing Heart’s Soup Kitchen on 21 September, preparing ingredients, packing lunch boxes, cleaning and washing up.
- Reed Expositions France are contining to raise money for RXCARES in October by launching a connected challenge, with their historical cares partner: Action contre la faim/Action against hunger. The challenge will take place from 12th October to 6th November. By walking, running or riding a bike, participants build up points the points are then converted into money for the association.
Watch the RELX Cares Video showing some of the amazing volunteering work our employees have done in 2020.