Smithers Purslow celebrates 40th business anniversary with £40k fundraiser
We are delighted to be celebrating 40 years in business from May 2018 to May 2019 and to mark the milestone the firm plans to raise over £40,000 for national and local charities.
Fundraising events include a Three Peaks Yacht Race challenge, where a team of five will sail from Barmouth to Fort William and run up to the summits of Snowden, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis and back down again; a German-themed Oktoberfest at Uppingham School; and various SP charity golf days.
Nationally, the main beneficiaries will be children’s charities Rainbow Trust and Make A Wish; locally the Evergreen Care Trust, Matt Hampson Foundation; and a range of others especially nominated by SP staff.
Update: 26 November 2019
The £40,000 of charity cheques were presented on 26 November to the nominated charities at a reception at the Falcon Hotel, Uppingham, by SP directors Stephen Fraser and Andrew Bussey.
Andrew commented: “40 years in business is a tremendous achievement and all our offices and teams have helped raise funds for a great mix of good causes. One of our founders, 80 year-old Norman Smithers, was a passionate mountaineer and it was great to receive his support for the Three Peaks event!”
Upon receiving her cheque, Louise Bingham from the Rainbow Trust said: “I’m delighted to accept this £16,000 donation on behalf of the families who have a child with a life-threatening or critical illness. Thanks to Smithers Purslow, this money will enable us to support eight families in crisis for a whole year.”
Louise Marsh from the Evergreen Care Trust was equally appreciative: “These funds ensure our volunteer-led services comprising; advocacy, befriending, clean team, chaplaincy & listening, hospital to home, hand & nail and friendship will continue for existing and future service users. Our 200+ volunteers all help prevent social isolation, especially amongst the vulnerable and elderly.”