Beard’s Christmas sleigh-pull tops off its year of fundraising

Employees from our Swindon office took to the streets to top off their efforts to raise £15,000 for charity in our 125th year of business. A variety of other events have taken place throughout the year, but this was probably the most eye-catching of them all!

Starting at Greenbridge Retail Park, 17 seasonally-attired Beard employees took to the streets and carried out a sleigh-pull along the Shrivenham Road, past the County Ground, before ending at the Great Western Outlet Village.

The two local charities set to benefit from the sleigh-pulling campaign are Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal at Great Western Hospital, and Discovering Autistic Spectrum Happiness (DASH), which supports adults in Swindon with Asperger’s and autism. Our fundraising drive comes as part of our company-wide effort to raise £125,000 for charity, in celebration of our 125th business anniversary this year.

Marc Bayley, regional director at Beard, says: “This event was a fun and unusual way for our Swindon team to raise money to help these two important local charities and the great work that they do in our community. We’re delighted our sleigh-pull efforts have been able to bring a little bit of Christmas cheer.” Members of the community can donate to DASH and Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal at

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