Last Friday, Hotcourses, the UK’s leading educational course company hired The Cookie Bar bus for a few cheeky Friday night drinks to welcome in the bank holiday weekend! With the sun setting and the prosecco flowing, there were several good reasons to have another one, as all profits from the evening were reinvested into COINS Foundation projects, helping us raise awareness of the potential to use business as a force for good.

No stranger to this concept are Mike Elms, CEO of Hotcourses and Jeremy Hunt MP and founder of the Hotcourses Foundation, sister charity to Nyumbani UK. With education at the heart of everything they do, the Hotcourses Foundation was established to help fund the education of AIDS and HIV-affected children in Kenya, through 3 very worthwhile projects. Based in Nairobi, the projects include a children’s home for orphans with HIV, an outreach program called Lea Tato, which helps fund 3,500 HIV-affected children living in the slums of Nairobi and thirdly, the Hotcourses Primary School, built by the Foundation in a self-sustaining village for orphans whose parents have died of AIDS. From the success of this primary school project and with the support of friends, the Foundation have managed to build ‘Geoffrey & Carol Lawson High School’ for the students to continue their schooling.

Currently 5% of all Hotcourses profits are reinvested into the Foundation and refreshingly this ethos is reflected throughout the company with a company culture that sees employees getting stuck into regular charity events with everything from cake sales, Three Peaks Challenge and the annual military 10k run! Through working with Nyumbani, supporting the educational elements of their programmes Hotcourses Foundation projects can help establish a solid education, which provides a way for the vulnerable to break the poverty cycle.

Companies with a clear social agenda are becoming more prevalent, with many such as COINS Global and Hotcourses choosing to reinvest not only their profits but their expertise, ultimately combining their skill set and financial support to give something back. If you’re company are looking to plan their next corporate event and would like something a bit different, why not hire The Cookie Bar bus? Hiring the bus will not only make your next event unique – but all profits will be reinvested into social projects worldwide. It’s also really easy with bespoke packages available to cater to every event whether it’s Friday night drinks, a leaving do or a Christmas party!
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