Houston, USA

2019 Trafigura Run for the House

On December 7th, over 1,050 people including 65 of Trafigura employees took part in the Trafigura-sponsored “Run for the House” 5k and 10k fun-runs in Houston.

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the run that helps raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Houston, a charity that provides accommodation and support for families with seriously ill children receiving treatment in Texas Medical Centers.

Since the “Run for the House” event’s inception in 2009, over USD4 million has been raised for Ronald McDonald House Houston. This year USD325,000 was raised in the run up to the event which was matched with a whopping USD300,000 by the Trafigura Foundation.

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10th anniversary of the Trafigura Run for the House (2019)

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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