VINCI UK Foundation – Supporting families and replacing computer equipment for the Held in Our Hearts association

Held in Our Hearts is an association based in Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. It offers counselling and support for families mourning the death of a baby.

Held in our Hearts will use the £3,000 donated by the Fondation VINCI UK to replace its old IT equipment, which is essential for managing all its online services.

In her role as sponsor, Elizabeth Millar, an Omexom employee in the UK, will also provide support to the charity.

Elizabeth says: “Held in our Hearts is an incredible charity that provides invaluable support to families who have lost a child. The staff understand that everyone’s journey following a loss is different, and offer flexible services to reflect that.It’s an honour to be able to help with their family support work in our own way.”

As a small charity, we don’t have an official HR person in our team. So it will be amazing to be able to tap into Elizabeth’s professional knowledge and experience, especially on how to run an HR audit of our policies and procedures, identify any gaps and create new ones if
Angie Alexander, Head of Operations at Held in our Hearts

Angie Alexander, Head of Operations at Held in our Hearts, said: “We’re so grateful for the support from the Fondation VINCI UK.Replacing our laptops will make it easier for us to provide families with quality personalised support, even when we can’t be with them in person. As a small charity, we don’t have an official HR person in our team,so it will be amazing to be able to tap into Elizabeth’s professional knowledge and experience, especially on how to run an HR audit of our policies and procedures, identify any gaps and create new ones if necessary.”

For more details, visit the charity’s website.

The Fondation VINCI UK, created in 2016, aims to combine financial donations with the practical expertise of VINCI employees to support charities fighting against social exclusion. To date, the Fondation has helped 169 charities across the UK and Ireland with almost £1.2 million in grants, also strengthening the communities around VINCI business units.