MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada will receive a $100,000 donation from Compass Group Canada. The donation has been made possible as a result of Compass Group Canada's annual Great Compass Race, a signature corporate event designed to test the endurance of participants in a race around the GTA.
Since establishing a partnership with Children's Wish in 2010, Compass Group Canada has raised more than $800,000 to support wish granting for children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, through various corporate events including the Great Compass Race.
For one day each year, Compass Group Canada associates and more than 40 suppliers and partners form teams and use their skill, wits and energy in a race against time and each other to search for clues and complete tasks at various locations around the GTA.
As a national corporate sponsor of The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Compass Group promotes fundraising with clients, partners, customers and at every level in the organization. It truly reflects the core value of charitable giving in the communities where associates live and work.
About Compass Group Canada
Compass Group Canada is the country's leading foodservice and support services company, with over $1.5 billion in revenues in 2012 and over 25,700 associates across the country. With 500,000 associates worldwide and operations in more than 50 countries, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of £16.9 billion in the year to September 30, 2012. For more information visit www.compass-canada.com
About The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three and 17 are diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Since 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to over 19,000 children and their families.
This year, the Foundation expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes and is proud to have never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes every day. Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. The Foundation is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information.
SOURCE: Compass Group Canada
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