As a firm we feel that we have a role to play in supporting local events, organisations and initiatives and generally trying to make a positive contribution to the community in which most of our staff live and work.
We are very proud to have been involved in supporting a large number of events and initiatives over the years.
We also sponsor local sports clubs, including the Petersfield Rugby Club and the Butser Hill Challenge and festivals such as The Petersfield Musical Festival, The Petworth Festival and The Beer and Cider Festival.
Apart from the firm itself showing its support, we actively encourage our staff to get involved individually or in teams. Where possible, we provide time and financial support to allow individuals or teams to get involved. The Petersfield Ups and Downs Charity Cycle Ride is an important event in our cycling team’s calendar.
We welcome opportunities to sponsor local events and organisations and would be happy to hear from you if you have a proposal that you would like us to consider.
Charity of the Year
Although we continue to be involved in a broad range of sponsorship events we like to focus our fund raising efforts on one particular charity per year.
We therefore choose a different Charity each year. That Charity is selected by nominations put forward by members of our staff and an announcement is made at the start of each year.
We have chosen, for the second year running, the Sussex Snowdrop Trust as our Charity of the Year 2017 having had a very successful year of fund raising in 2016. This is a local charity which provides care at home for children with life -threatening or terminal illnesses and support for their families.
Past Charities of the Year
2015 – Victoria’s Promise. Victoria’s Promise is a young charity, having been set up in North Hampshire in 2014 in memory of Victoria Van der Westhuizen who lost a very short battle to cancer less than a year after she was married and at the tender age of 29. When Vicki sadly died her family felt compelled to help others who may suffer in the same way as her. They set up Victoria’s Promise to help cancer victims, whether terminal or otherwise, with a focus on young women as a fitting tribute to their much loved daughter, wife and sister.
2014 – The Bereavement Counselling Charity. A small local charity that provides free and confidential bereavement counselling to adults and children. Counselling sessions with adults can take place in their home and counselling with children takes place either on one to one basis or in small groups at local venues.
2013 – Canine Partners. A national charity that trains assistance dogs to transform the lives of people with disabilities, including members of HM Armed Forces. The dogs help with everyday tasks such as unloading washing machines, opening and closing doors, undressing, shopping, retrieving dropped items and fetching help in an emergency
2012– TLC, which stands for Tending, Listening and Comforting. TLC is a small local charity which provides a befriending service for people in the community with life limiting conditions, their carers and families. The charity also fund raises to provide free complementary therapies for clients and carers.