Houston, USA

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The Houston Charity Committee has a long-standing relationship with the Ronald McDonald House, a charity whose aim is to offer a “home away from home” to families with seriously ill children being treated in Texas Medical Centers. The local committee organises every year a “Trafigura Run for the House”, a fundraising event where Traflets can sweat out for a good cause.

In 2016 the traditional Trafigura Run for the House was cancelled due to bad weather conditions. However, the storm did not stop the Houston Charity Committee, who was able to raise $324,000 thanks to the engagement of sponsors, donors, fundraisers and registrants. Moreover, $300,000 have been matched dollar-by dollar by the Trafigura Foundation – which means that the total raised by the Committee for the cause is $624,000, an outstanding result even for the high fundraising standards kept by the Houston Charity Committee in the last years.

Picture of the 6th Edition of the Run for the House Event in 2015 and Trafigura’s participants.