Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019
Over 150 Trafigura employees ran the Tata Mumbai Marathon on Sunday 20 January, one of the largest marathons in the world and the biggest participative sporting event in India. Our “Trafletes” covered a total distance of around 2,700km, choosing to run various races from the Dream Run (5.9km) to the Full Marathon (42.195km).
The Mumbai office managed to increase their participation this year, with more employees taking part than ever before and the number of staff running the full marathon tripling. The amount of women running the half marathon doubled and there was an increase of 1,000 kilometres for total distance covered overall.
This year, funds were raised entirely through employee initiatives and will be donated via the Mumbai Charity Committee towards multiple programmes across India. Each contribution will be matched dollar for dollar by the Trafigura Foundation.
Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018
The participation of Trafigura staff to the 2018 edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon surpassed all expectations: from a clutch of runners in previous editions, in 2018 140 employees from Mumbai and other Trafigura offices joined the run in a spectacular day of shared efforts.
The fundraising results were also exceptional: the local office was able to collect around USD 400,000, an amount that was doubled by the Foundation through its matching funds'scheme.
The funds were donated to the following non-profit organisations:
- Arpan is an NGO dedicated to prevent child sexual abuse. Thanks to the generosity of Trafigura Mumbai staff, Arpan will be able to empower children, parents, teachers and school staff through a training programme that helps identify and prevent child sexual abuse.
- Unmeed provides specialised care for children with developmental disabilities through clinical services and targeted support to families. The Mumbai office donated part of its fundraising to help this NGO expand its “Early Childhood Development and Disability” programme to two community-based organizations.
- SEEDS and Khalsa Aid received support from Trafigura staff for their post-disaster relief operations in Kerala, a state severely hit by disastrous floods that caused the displacement of local communities and the loss of many lives.
- Urmi Foundation, a partner of the Trafigura Foundation, provides a better education and future to children with developmental disabilities in the slums of Mumbai. Beside financial support, some local employees have also mentored Urmi staff by providing financial and business management training.
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