Prague 6th September 2019 – CBRE, the world’s leader in commercial real estate services, organized a charity dragon boat race for its clients with 12 teams competing. The company raised funds totalling CZK 230,000 for the humanitarian organizations Plan International and the local Foundation Dobry Andel.
This was the company’s 4th annual dragon boat race for its colleagues and clients and they were supported by 12 eleven-member teams from major companies operating on the local market on 3th September 2019. Charity event attended these companies CBRE, Mint Investments, KPMG, Panattoni Europe, Dentons, Floweast, P3 Logistic Parks, Kinstellar, Arcona Capital, Skanska, Penta Investments and RSJ.
CBRE collected a total of CZK 230,000 from race registration fees. Half of this amount will go to the Foundation Dobry Andel, which aims to provide families, in which a member has come down with a serious illness, with regular monthly financial assistance in the amount of several thousand Czech crowns. The remainder CZK 115,000 will be received by the charity Plan International.
Clare Sheils, Head of Industrial at CBRE says:
“CBRE has agreed that any further fundraising this year will be in aid of Plan International’s Children’s Emergency Fund. This fund allows Plan to react to emergencies as quickly as possible, to get urgent support to children and their families when their lives are at risk from natural disasters, conflict or hunger. Locally, we are moved by the support that Dobry Andel give to families during the most difficult time and are humbled to be able to help them. We are delighted that the fourth annual Dragon Boat Race was a huge success and thank our colleagues and business partners.”
Plan International’s work is primarily aimed at improving the opportunities and quality of life of children in African countries and supporting their education. Children´s Emergency Fund reacts fast when an emergency happens, reaching children and their families when their lives are at risk from natural disasters, conflict or hunger.
The local Foundation Dobry Andel helps families facing financial distress as a result of illness. The aim of the charity is to support families, in which a member has come down with a serious illness and increase the monthly income of families with children facing financial distress due to serious illness by an average of 20%.