Amiqus to run Edinburgh Marathon for Scottish Refugee Council
Scottish fintech Amiqus, a prominent provider of compliance and onboarding services in the UK, is eagerly preparing to participate in the upcoming Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Their participation aims to raise funds for the Scottish Refugee Council (SRC), an organisation dedicated to providing practical assistance and guidance to refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland, particularly those who are financially and socially vulnerable.
During the Edinburgh Marathon Festival on May 27th and 28th, the dedicated members of the Amiqus team will collectively cover a distance of over 147 miles through their running efforts. In addition to their physical contributions, the company has pledged to match the funds raised, ensuring a substantial donation to the Scottish Refugee Council.
Amiqus is reaching out to individuals and organisations, urging them to contribute to their fundraising campaign and support the vital work of the SRC. Together with the SRC, Amiqus endeavors to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those who seek refuge and strive for a better future.
When refugees arrive in Scotland, they often encounter numerous obstacles when accessing essential services and assimilating into their new communities. Earlier this year, the Amiqus team actively participated in the New Scot Leadership event organised by the SRC in Glasgow. During the event, they provided laptops to the attendees, aiming to equip them with the necessary tools to navigate online resources, communicate with support organisations, and access vital information.
By supporting the beneficiaries of the SRC with essential IT equipment, Amiqus strives to empower them in their journey, enabling them to overcome challenges and build a hopeful future. Callum Murray, the founding CEO at Amiqus, expressed his firm belief that everyone deserves a safe home. He emphasised the importance of businesses stepping up to support organisations like the Scottish Refugee Council, acknowledging the difficult decisions they face in allocating vital services that cannot be replicated elsewhere.
Dr. Sabir Zazai (OBE, FRSE), the Chief Executive at the Scottish Refugee Council, expressed his appreciation for the collective efforts of various actors in Scottish communities, including those in the corporate sector. He recognised their dedication in supporting refugees and asylum seekers as they navigate the challenging and stressful period of their lives, embracing their new identities as Scots.