"Corporate Social Responsibility is more than simply writing a check for a charity."
- Mark Horwood
Captivate Connect CEO, Mark Horwood is a founder of Global Hand Charity (GHC). GHC was originally established as a Rotary Community Service Project in Laos 2011, delivering people in remote villages with:
- Hearing and visual aids.
- Medical equipment.
- Educational material.
- Newly built schools.
Mark’s dedication to assisting the humanitarian efforts within these villages is a testament to his character.
VIETNAMA trip to Vietnam in early 2018 was both educational and eye-opening for Mark.The experience unveiling the conditions of individuals suffering from leprosy, instilling a sense of determination in Mark. With the World Health Organization (WHO), Mark is working to gain approval for Global Hand Charity to become an accredited non-government organisation (NGO) in Vietnam.Mark is committed to working with WHO and other NGO’s to eradicate leprosy in Vietnam and worldwide.
GLOBAL HAND CHARITYGlobal Hand Charity is a not-for-profit organisation and thanks to volunteer dedication and no overhead costs, all donations go directly to assisting people in need. With GHC's fundraising efforts, they can supply quality prescription glasses and educational school library books to those in need. As well as fundraising, Mark provides aid to those suffering from poverty and disease all around the world. Recently, providing a water filtration plant for an entire village in remote Vietnam for the supply of clean drinking. He travels overseas annually to volunteer and helps manage teams of volunteers, claiming that the benefits outweigh simply writing a cheque.
The Annual Rotary Community Ramble is a charity event held in Perth, Western Australia to help raise money for local charities.
Working with the Rotary Club of Mill Point and support from the City of Perth, Mark helps coordinate and manage the event; seeing over $400,000 raised since 2014.
This year, the money raised was donated to the Ronald McDonald House. An incredible not-for-profit organisation that provides accommodation for regional Western Australian families with sick children receiving treatment in Perth.