We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to everybody who took part in our Annual Charity Day 2018.
Through your generous efforts, we were able to raise a massive $68,000 in total. We will donate that amount - our entire revenues from the day - to our three chosen charities: IT Schools Africa, Trinity Yard School and EMPower.
To all our clients, partners, suppliers and colleagues around the world, we wish to say a huge thank you for your efforts.
Our chosen charities
Our donation will be split among the three charities and will help towards making education programs a reality for children of all ages throughout emerging markets.
You can find out more about our charity partners, the important work they do and how your contributions will be used by following the links below:
The seed for IT Schools Africa (ITSA) was sown as an old computer was thrown into a skip. Monis Khalifa, ITSA’s IT Manager watched as the computer was dumped and thought to himself, is there not a better way to recycle old computers? He mentioned this to his friend Michael Ratcliffe, and between the two of them, they decided that there definitely was a better way - to send them to African schools!
Subsequently IT Schools Africa was established in 2004; operations started the following year with the renovation of a warehouse in Cheltenham and from there the first used computers were shipped in a container to Africa.
The same year the charity also began working with the Inside-Out Trust, establishing its first prison refurbishment workshop in HMP Winchester.
From the outset the School has been the heart and soul of our operations and remains so today. It has evolved over the years, but the School now serves three main purposes: the Trinity Yard School Bridge Program, an After School Program, and a Community Literacy Project.
Access to educational opportunities beyond junior high school is limited in the rural areas we serve
After School Program
Started in 2014, the Trinity Yard After School Program is designed to serve as something of a “spark” program to get the youth of Cape Three Points excited about school and learning
Community Literacy Project
As is true in much of the developing world, the literacy rate in the communities surrounding Trinity Yard is inexcusably poor.
We believe that all young people, no matter their life circumstances, deserve the opportunity to create healthy, productive lives. They also can be a critical, often untapped resource for every country. Our strategic investments in locally-led organizations unlock the potential of young people to change their lives and to lead change in the world around them.
The Emerging Markets Foundation is a global philanthropic organization that connects the resources of Emerging Markets (EM) professionals worldwide with the vitality of local organizations in emerging market countries. EMpower develops partnerships with local community-based organizations in EM countries, working to improve the lives of at-risk young people as well as to create communities where all youth can thrive.
Exotix Capital – with the help of its staff, clients and friends – is donating more than $76,000 to children’s charities following the company’s 19th annual Charity Day held at its head office in London and regional offices in New York, Dubai, Lagos and Nairobi. The money raised was a combination of revenues from the firm’s sales trading and research divisions.
British Olympic Silver medalist Zoe de Toledo and The Inbetweeners and Doctor Who actor Alex Macqueen were among the sporting heroes and celebrities who teamed up with staff at Exotix’s headquarters in London to raise money for four charities whose work helps the lives of children in the UK and countries in the emerging markets.
“We had such a good day with you all at Exotix – thanks so much. The office had such a good feel about it – reflective, academic, fun and hard working, but not at all lairy like some trading floors I have been on. We are very proud and privileged to be supported by you. Our thanks to Duncan and everyone – tin man, snow white, rock star, various Indiana Joneses, assorted animals, witches etc.”
Children in Crisis provides education and protection for forgotten children around the world. They are specialists in working in remote, conflict affected areas, and they help children in places that are often hard to reach, where few other NGOs wish to operate. .
“Thank you all again. This was such an amazing opportunity and it was so nice to have you guys in Colombia to see the things we're doing. You're a great group of people and we very much appreciate your support.”
The Emiliani Project is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on the rescue and long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children both in the U.S. and internationally. Their current project is in Medellin, Colombia, where they are working with a home of 170 children, and where they are building a new home to rescue 160 more kids. The Emiliani Project has two primary missions: (1) save orphaned children, and (2) help others get involved in philanthropy through work with their kids. 100% of donated funds to The Emiliani Project go directly to the children. The Emiliani Board of Directors pays for all administration and overhead costs of the organization.
"We were absolutely thrilled to be a part of Exotix’s Charity Day. The whole day was a brilliant experience, with the energy and enthusiasm of all the teams fantastic to see – the Wizard of Oz outfits were a particular highlight! We are delighted that the day went so well and that such a brilliant amount of money was raised. Thank you everyone at Exotix."
Together for Short Lives is a UK wide charity that speaks out for all children and young people who are expected to have short lives. Together with everyone who provides care and support to these children and families we are here to help them have as fulfilling lives as possible and the very best care at the end of life. We can’t change the diagnosis, but we can help children and families make the most of their time together.
“Village Water are delighted to have been chosen to benefit from the Exotix Charity Day 2017. The event is a wonderful way to bring the entire Exotix team together to support projects that will make a real difference to communities in the developing countries it operates in. It was wonderful to see everyone dressed up, having fun and of course working hard to close their trades and raise as much money as possible for the charities.
The money raised at the event will transform a school in Zambia that currently has no sanitation facilities or clean drinking water. Thanks to Exotix we can provide a solar powered water pump that will feed taps around the school as well as proper flushing toilets and shower blocks. Having these basic facilities will reduce the barriers that prevent so many Zambian children -especially girls- from finishing their education.
I can’t thank the Exotix team enough for all their work in making the day a success.”
In 2016, the Exotix Charity Day helped tackle malaria in one of Kenya’s worst affected regions; ensured shelter, nutrition and medical support for 315 children living on the streets of Mozambique; provided education for young children and teenage girls in some of the most deprived communities across Africa and Asia; and supported research for curing a life-threatening condition that causes severe blistering and skin loss in children. Thank you to everyone who supported our annual Exotix Charity Day 2016. With your help we raised a total £82,000!
Accountant during the week and racing driver on weekends, Exotix Capital Finance Director Steve Roberts took a podium finish at Silverstone at the weekend in Race 1 of the 2018 Mazda Supercup Championship. Two-times BMW Compact Cup Champion and No. 2 in Autosport magazine’s Top Club Drivers of the Year, Steve raced his Exotix Capital branded car to 2nd position, from a starting grid position of 8th in the 37-car field.