Beard celebrate 125 years in business by helping others, pledging to raise £125,000 for charity

2017 was a very big year for Beard. Not only did we celebrate our 125th year in business but we marked this milestone by pledging to attempt to raise £125,000 for charity between our four offices.

Each office selected their own charities and set to work fundraising in a variety of different ways.

Beard Oxford

The Oxford office concentrated their fundraising efforts around Sobell House, a hospice that provides palliative care to adult patients and support to their carers. Fundraising challenges included a horse-racing night, a jailbreak and a wild river swim.

 Beard Guildford

The Guildford office chose to support SATRO, the educational charity that aims to promote STEM careers to young people, Shooting Star Chase Hospice, who focus on caring for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and BURPs which is a neo-natal support charity. They held an extremely successful Charity Golf Day and auction which raised valuable funds, as well as carrying out a number of smaller fundraising activities.

 Beard Bristol

Bristol employees chose the Jessie May Trust Children’s Hospice, the Alzheimers charity Brace and Children with Cancer to fundraise for. Their fundraising efforts included cycling from London to Paris, a charity BBQ and taking part in The Commando Challenge.

 Beard Swindon

The Swindon office’s chosen charities were Brighter Futures, raising money for the proposed new radiotherapy unit in Swindon’s Great Western Hospital and DASH, a charity aimed at helping those on the autistic spectrum lead a happy and fulfilled life. The funds were raised through a variety of events including bake sales, a charity golf day and some themed events throughout the year and culminated in a sleigh pull through Swindon.

Thank you to our fantastic subcontract partners

The fundraising effort would not have been so successful without the support of many of our subcontractor partners and we are so grateful to have received such great support from them. There are too many to thank here individually but we would like to thank them all for their assistance with this. We really appreciate your support.

It is great to know that we have been able to give back and make a difference to the communities that we live and work in. With the help of the Beard Charitable Foundation, who kindly matched the funds raised by each office, a grand total of £94,924.46 was raised for our chosen charities. This together with other sums donated by Beard in the year, including a £25,000 donation to Oxford Trust means that we have managed to donate a fantastic £126,844.46 to charity in our 125th year.

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