Colordarcy…Making a Difference

A special report by Rachel James, Media Manager, Colordarcy

Rachel JamesThe last couple of years have literally been rocked by disasters around the world.  It seems that not much time passes between breaking reports of earthquakes, eruptions, floods…and now hurricane season is fast approaching. As a truly international company, that has staff, clients & products all around the world it is Colordarcy’s duty and our wish to give something back through carefully selected charities with real global reach.  From day 1 we pledged to donate a minimum of 5% of profit to good causes and are proud to stand by that. Every year Colordarcy donates to a range of charities, including Cancer Research, Diabetes UK and Greenpeace.

For me personally, the disaster in Haiti really struck a chord within and I felt compelled to help.  The opportunity was presented to me and I signed up to take part in Trailwalker 2010, an annual event that raises money for Oxfam and The Gurkha Welfare Trust.  Oxfam is well known for helping people in crisis and currently the latest emergencies they are helping are in Haiti, Africa & China.

Trailwalker is dubbed one of the UK’s toughest team charity challenges…100km and 30 hours later I, along with my 3 team mates will certainly know why!

In about 2 month’s time on the 17th July, we will be waking up in our tents at dawn and setting off on this daunting challenge. The South Downs (Southern England) contributes not just beautiful scenery but a landscape of gruelling gradients that will test the stamina & strength of the most seasoned walker. The last few months have been all about training and campaigning.  We have walked through snow, ice, hail, wind, rain, mud and sunshine (that’s English weather for you!) and we still feel nervous!

I am thrilled that this year Colordarcy has agreed to support me in this charity challenge by pledging to make a donation.  My team have been tirelessly fundraising and held a local event but we want, of course, to raise as much as we possibly can, not just as added incentive to complete the 100km (a quarter of participants didn’t make it to the end last year!), but to make even more of a difference to those who receive aid and support from Oxfam.

A big thank you for all the support we have received – it really will make a difference!

Rachel J 🙂

To support Rachel’s valiant efforts and make a donation please go online to – whatever you can spare will go direct to Oxfam.  You will be able to follow Rachel’s progress on the big day (and night!) on the Colordarcy blog page which will get updates of the pain, sweat, tears and joy that she encounters all in the name of insanity – sorry I mean charity!

Loxley McKenzie,

Managing Director


The whole Colordarcy team would like to wish Rachel lots of luck – just make sure you get to that finish line, we know you can do it!