People and Community
We recognise that our success as a leading online gaming operator relies on the well-being of our team members. Our staff are our most important asset, and we are committed to supporting the career development of all our colleagues. Training is provided throughout the year by internal trainers and external consultants. Our team members are encouraged to participate in Corporate Social Responsibility activities for which we provide assistance with funding and implementation.
In 2018 Stride supported the fundraising efforts of the daughter of a staff member who had her hair cut off to provide real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults up to the age of 24, who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses www.littleprincesses.org.uk. The Company also supported a staff member’s fundraising efforts through participation in a white-collar boxing event www.hitclubuk.co
The company raises funds for several different charities each year. It recently fundraised for ‘Shelter La Combe at Pte Aux Sable’ in Mauritius—where our customer relationship managers are based. The charity provides shelter to children aged 0-18 years, who have been abandoned, ill-treated, abused or are mentally incapacitated. The Company has donated gifts and raised funds for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in support of GOSH Charity and the staff at the Penguin Ward. Some of the staff get involved in Charity runs and annually participate in Movember Foundation in support of Male Cancer.
The Company directly supports a number of charitable initiatives each year. These naturally include charities working with individuals and families affected by problem gambling – companies within the Group are regular supporters of GamCare, the UK’s national organisation for problem gambling help.
The Company also supports charities in the wider community, including Shalva – an association for the care and inclusion of persons with disabilities – which provides non-denominational transformative care for individuals with disabilities, empowering their families and promoting social inclusion. More on the inspirational work done by Shalva in disability rehabilitation, research and inclusion can be found at www.shalva.org
As part of our annual team building events, the company incorporates charity programs such as ‘The Hanger Arts Trust’—a non-profit organisation which provides circus workshops and training for children and people with disabilities. The company has worked with the ‘Charity Bike build’ in association with O3e, where its staff worked in teams to build seven bikes. On completion, the bikes were safety checked and the company donated the bikes to children in the Camden community, with the support of Camden Council’s Family Services.
The company supports international organisations such as ‘Hebrew order of David’ and has previously sponsored a local community football team - Vegas FC, who went on to win their league.