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Energetic accountants generate £6k for the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

Article posted: 2nd February 2018

The team at McBrides undertook a series of physical challenges in 2017 to raise funds for the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice (GBCH).

The fundraising challenges culminated with the team hiking 10km pushing wheelbarrows full of plants from ourPhoto of McBrides 10k Hospice Hike team arriving with plants at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice offices in Sidcup to the Hospice in Abbey Wood in September. Earlier in June, individual staff members raised funds by riding in the London Nightrider Cycle and sprinting in the Danson Park Colour Run.

McBrides chose the Hospice as their nominated charity for 2017 to raise funds for an institution that is close to the hearts of several members of our 52-strong partner and staff team. Through numerous fundraising activities throughout the year, a grand total of £6399.90 (including Gift Aid) was raised by the firm in the year.

Tanya Hamilton, staff partner at McBrides, says: “We were proud to raise funds for the Hospice in 2017 and it was great to see so many of our staff show their support in so many ways throughout the year. The Hospice provides a fantastic service to those in our community and must raise an incredible amount of money each year to do this. We were told that the money raised through our Hike would pay staff for one day. It just puts into context the funds needed to keep this vital community resource open for all.”

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice LogoRianna Palanisamy, Community Fundraiser for the GBCH said: “Local businesses play a big part in supporting the work of the Hospice. Thank you so much to everyone at McBrides. It has been a pleasure working with the firm over the last year and they have provided so much support to the Hospice.”

This coming year, McBrides’ staff have chosen to support For Jimmy, another local South East London charity, for their fundraising activity in 2018. The charity was set up by Jimmy Mizen's parents following his unprovoked murder in May 2008.

Tanya explains: “Our staff chose For Jimmy recognising that it’s a truly South East London charity and one that has many links with people at our firm. Many staff recognised that children in their family are coming up to the age that Jimmy was when he died. They value the message of hope and peace that the charity brings, as well as the important outreach work it does with young people in our community.”

McBrides Chartered Accountants donned their hiking boots and pushed wheelbarrows full of plants from their offices in Sidcup to the grounds of the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice in Abbey Wood yesterday (Wednesday 13th September).

For more information contact: Vikki Rimmer 07886 673 412

The Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is the foremost provider of specialist palliative care to the London boroughs of Bexley and Royal Greenwich. The services cover an area of 40 square miles with a population of over 500,000.

Staff and volunteers care for adults with a wide variety of chronic and terminal conditions. Most of the people cared for also have informal carers, all of whom can also access support to enable them to care for their loved one.

The Hospice does not charge for its services and only about one third of funding comes from the NHS, which means that the Hospice depends on the generosity of, mostly local, individuals, trusts, organisations and businesses to raise more than five million pounds annually.


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