Each year the Partners and Staff at Burgess Hodgson have the opportunity to nominate a charity to benefit from our annual fundraising efforts. Last year we chose East Kent Mind and Pilgrims Hospice, two charities that formed part of a list of extraordinarily worthwhile charities which were then shortlisted and put to a final vote. Both of the cases put forward for East Kent Mind and Pilgrims Hospice clearly left a lasting impression on the Partners and Staff with the charities emerging from the vote as joint favourites.
Throughout the year we have raised funds through preparing and selling sweat treats, serving strawberries and cream with refreshments in our office gardens, raffling a giant Easter Egg, organising sweepstakes for multiple sporting events, running a well-attended Staff Quiz Night, and hosting large external events such as the Drag Bingo Night and Race Night.
We also supported the Wear It Blue campaign during Mental Health Awareness Week and a number of our Staff have expressed an interest in joining the Charity’s Mentoring and Volunteering initiatives.
We have enjoyed working closely with the Fundraising Team and feel extremely proud to have raised £6,500 for East Kent Mind.
This year at Burgess Hodgson we are pleased to be supporting the following two charities: