Clinical Professionals Group celebrates its diverse culture and holds its first Pride Day celebration!
Clinical Professionals Group recently held its first Pride Day celebrations. Our aim was to enjoy a day of celebrating diversity with games and fun, whilst still being proactive in our daily working life and raising money for both AKT (Albert Kennedy Trust) and our corporate charity, Bloodwise.
Yvette Cleland, CEO of Clinical Professionals, commented
“Embedded within our internal hiring practice is an understanding that each individual we bring into our business is unique. Our diversity has brought true benefit to our workplace. We at Clinical Professionals have found that individuals with different backgrounds can often contribute some unique perspectives and ideas into our business. This has allowed our company to look at problems and opportunities from many angles and create innovative results, for which we have been recognised in winning multiple awards throughout our history”
We dressed in multi-coloured clothes and held charity bakes across our offices with the additional fun of face painting, balloon raffles and some very interesting forfeits! Our teams embraced the fun and joy of celebrating the diversity and culture within our own business and the many candidates and clients we are privileged to work with. Great fun was had by all!
Recognising the positive impact diversity brings to our business made the day very special.
Our day of celebrating diversity also raised just over £260! We will be sending this to AKT and Bloodwise.
The Albert Kennedy Trust was first set up by Cath Hall in 1989 after witnessing (whilst working as a foster carer) the rejection and ejection of young LGBT people from their family home and the homophobia they faced within school and society.
In 1989, 16-year-old Albert Kennedy fell to his death from the top of a car park in Manchester. Albert was a runaway from a children’s home and in his short life he had experienced rejection and abuse from society.
Cath Hall and the rest of the committee chose to adopt the name the Albert Kennedy Trust, not only as a tribute to this young man, but also because Albert epitomised the very thing the organisation was set up to prevent happening to other young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.
AKT aim to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people are able to live in accepting, supportive and caring homes, by providing a range of services to meet the individual needs of those who would otherwise be homeless or living in a hostile environment.
Bloodwise, originally known as Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, is one of the UK’s leading charities for blood cancer research. The charity was first set up in 1960 by the Eastwood family, who upon losing their 6-year-old daughter to leukaemia, set up the first volunteer branch of the research fund.
Since that first branch was established, the charity has grown into a national organisation with over 150 local fundraising groups and six offices situated around the UK, and has raised over half a billion pounds.