The partnership will see staff from the office organise and attend fundraising events, with the aim of donating both hours and money. A target of 150 hours and £1000 for the year have been set.
The initiative is being managed by the office’s Next Generation Business Development (NGBD) Team, a group of colleagues starting the early stages of their careers and supporting our senior leadership teams regionally and nationally. Events attended and organised to date include a quiz night and volunteering at a local open garden event. Events in the pipeline include the Robin Hood Half Marathon and volunteering at a local music event. The team have also set up a Just Giving Page where staff can make donations.
Neil Walker, Director of Faithful+Gould’s Nottingham office said: “It’s important as a business rooted in the community to give back, and our year-long partnership with Nottinghamshire Hospice will have a long-term positive impact on the local community. As someone who is from the area, as many of our team are, it was critical we backed a charity which supports local people.”
“The NGBD Team are interested in participating in voluntary work and have a shared passion in our commitment to Social Value. As well as highlighting the benefits that supporting local causes has on the community, our partnership with the Hospice is a good learning experience for the Team. It develops their leadership, collaboration and organisation skills, which is one of the key objectives of the group.”
Representatives from the Hospice have also been into the office to talk to colleagues about the charity, and how our fundraising and support will help provide their much-needed services.
Lucy Clarke, Nottingham NGBD representative commented: “I’m really excited about getting involved in lots of local fundraising events for the Hospice. I wasn’t aware of all the services they provided so the information session was really useful. It made me understand just how much the fundraising and volunteering means to the charity, and the difference we can make as an office over the course of a year.”