01.06.2018 | Bulgaria

S&T Bulgaria's team participates in a relay race with charity "Help me feel significant"

On 03.06.2018 S & T Rockets will join the Postbank Business Run

Welcome to Bulgaria’s largest team building event. In 2017 there were 1132 runners forming 283 teams from 150+ companies. It will be held for the 6th time in Business Park Sofia on 3 June 2018 (Sunday).

It’s a corporate relay race for teams of 4 runners. Every team consists of 4 people, every runner does 4 laps by 1 km each; a 16 km in total per team. 30% of the taxes go to our charity cause. In 2017 the race raised more than 6000 EUR for charity.

The event is organized by Begach Running Club.
Begach Running Club is founded in 2012 aiming to popularize running, amateur sports, charity and healthy lifestyle in Bulgaria.

The cause
Help me feel significant
The Cedar Foundation provides 24-hour individual care to close to 70 children and young adults deprived of parental care in 8 family-type houses in Kyustendil and Kazanlak. Almost all of the children and young adults have intellectual disabilities. They have been taken out of state institutions where they suffered neglect, and as a result, came out completely dependent on someone’s care.
Our goal is to provide them with the sense of security, but also to support them to become more independent. Part of this process is ensuring regular occupational therapy. Occupational therapy is a therapeutic approach that helps people with disabilities to participate in social life by learning to perform everyday activities such as cooking, taking care of the household, gardening. Another goal is to integrate the person and ease their participation in activities that he/she needs and enjoys.
Occupational therapy is effective for maintaining mental health, reducing anxiety, and aiding attention and concentration.

Thanks to the regular occupational therapy and as a result of the program for job support, 5 of our young adults with intellectual disabilities work in the community. Three of the ladies help out as hygienists in a restaurant and in the Social rehabilitation and integration center. Another lady works in the school cantine, and one young gentleman works in the public laundry in Kyustendil.
The funds that will be raised at the event will be invested in the continuation of the occupational therapy for the children and young adults in the family-type houses in Kyustendil and Kazanlak, where:
•2500 BGN will ensure the annual occupational therapy for 5 children and young adults;
•5000 BGN will ensure the annual occupational therapy for 10 children and young adults;
•7500 BGN will ensure the annual occupational therapy for 15 children and young adults.

Everyone needs to feel useful. Let’s help our children and young adults feel complete and significant.