Houston, USA

Bike MS 150 Race

On April 27th and 28th 2019, six employees from Trafigura office in Houston participated in the Bike MS 150 Race, one of the largest fundraising bike series in the world. Racing along two different routes of 140 and 170 miles between Houston and Austin, Texas, participants dedicated the weekend to raise funds for people affected by multiple sclerosis.

Our six colleagues were able to fundraise over USD 12,000, which will be doubled by the Foundation.

Trafigura Run for the House 2018

The 2018 Trafigura Run for the House, the annual race organised by Trafigura office in Houston to support the local Ronald Mc Donald House (RMH), has been a success. We get to witness this first hand when we look at the numbers: 839 runners registered, 150 volunteers, over 200 family members and supporters, and a stunning USD 300,000 fundraised, that will be dollar for dollar matched by the Foundation.

Our colleagues in Houston can be proud of their 9th edition of the run, whose fundraising outcomes will help many families cope with the expenses and emotional burden of their ill children treated in Texas Medical Centers. 

 

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2018 edition of the Trafigura Run for the House

Sarah Dunford and Jaime Hantgan, members of the Houston Charity Committee, express the unique nature of the partnership between the local office and the RMH in Houston that has being lasting for almost 10 years:

Our long-standing relationship with the Ronald McDonald House in Houston has been and continues to be very rewarding. Over the last years we have been committed to helping this wonderful charity achieve the mission of building ‘a home away from home’ for families with sick children. RMH helps families from all over the world and from all walks of life because they understand that it doesn’t matter where you are from or how much money you earn; having a child go through a medical crisis is a harrowing experience that no family should have to go through alone.

RMH helps parents in these situations focus on helping their child heal instead of worrying about the financial strain of time away from work or even something as seemingly simple as cleaning the house or planning what to cook for dinner . The best part of our partnership is that our fundraising initiatives are not only meaningful for the charity, but they help our staff get actively involved.  Every year we organize a group of employees to serve dinner at the House which really helps us connect with the heart of the cause.  The Trafigura Run for the House always has amazing participation rates and Trafigura Quiz Night has become an industry social event that people really get excited about.

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