Over the last 12 months, employees at the firm have been taking part in activities ranging from bake sales to marathons to raise vital funds for Action for Kids, the Theatre Royal Stratford East, and Friends of the Elderly.
A total of £43,635 has been raised in 2016/17, including match-funding by the Devonshires Foundation, the firm’s charitable organisation which was set up to support charities through financial assistance and volunteering.
CSR Partner Nick Billingham said: “Supporting the local community and being socially responsible is part of our ethos, and all staff members are encouraged to get involved. After another fantastic year of fundraising, we’re delighted to have been able to present these cheques and make a difference to all the people these charities support and work with.”
Lyn Prodger, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Action for Kids said: “We can’t thank everyone at Devonshires enough for choosing to support Action For Kids again. This extremely generous donation means that you have now raised over £100,000 to fund life-changing mobility equipment, education and training and supported employment for disabled children and young people. Everything you do is truly appreciated – the fundraising, the volunteering and the special days you provide make a big difference.”
Gemma Leary, Group Fundraising Manager at Friends of the Elderly said: “Big thank you to everyone for their support and hard work. Great to see so many people from across the firm get involved! Well done!”
Action For Kids helps and empowers disabled children and young people and has been a Devonshires charity partner since 2011.
Founded in 1905, Friends of the Elderly is one of the UK’s oldest charities supporting older people and became one of the firm’s charity partners in 2016.
The Theatre Royal has been a charity partner for five years. It is committed to developing new work that represents the aspirations and concerns of their diverse local community, including youth arts and education.
Since 2011, Devonshires has donated more than £270,000 to local good causes.