Caring Guildford staff raise £36,695.90 for three hard-working local charities

To help celebrate the company’s milestone 125th birthday, caring staff at our Guildford office have raised a whopping £36,695.90 for three hard-working local charities.

Over the past 12 months, staff have been holding events for youth educational charity SATRO; Shooting Star Chase children’s hospice, which cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions; and neonatal support charity BURPS (Baby Unit’s Relative & Parent Support) at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. And their efforts have paid off with each charity receiving a £12,231 cheque from Beard last week.

“With the company celebrating such an important birthday, our Guildford team really wanted to raise the bar for these special charities by helping them financially and improving public awareness of the extremely valuable work they do in our community,” says Guy Hannell, Beard regional director. “Staff have put their heart and soul into organising all sorts of fantastic fundraising activities over the year, from bake sales to charity golf and auctions. Their efforts and achievements have been truly outstanding and I’m extremely proud of them.”

The money raised by our Guildford staff, which has been match-funded by the company through the Beard Foundation, is part of a company-wide campaign to raise £125,000 for local charities across the South of England in celebration of Beard’s 125th business year.

Lucy Miguda, SATRO fundraising manager, says: “Being chosen as one of the charities of the year has been phenomenal; we are simply delighted to receive this amount. It will help us reach even more young people across the South East and inspire them to think about their futures. It has been a pleasure working with Beard and its dedicated team and we very much look forward to working with them in the future!”

Rob Bell at BURPS says: “The fundraising work carried out by Beard has raised an incredible amount of money for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. This will be put towards buying essential equipment such as SATS monitors, Cerebral Function Monitors and specialist cots to ensure the Neonatal team can continue to provide the exceptional care that every newborn baby deserves. A huge thank you to Beard and everyone that took part in the events.”

Anne Carey, corporate relationship manager for Shooting Star Chase says: “We’re absolutely delighted with the support from Beard and to be a part of their 125th year anniversary celebrations. The staff have been incredible and have got involved in all sorts of fundraising activities during the year, from getting up at the crack of dawn to take part in our Sunrise Walk to donating equipment for use at our hospice in Guildford. Raising £12,231 in 2017 is an incredible achievement and really helps us to make every moment count for the children with life-limiting conditions, and their families that we support. On behalf of everyone at Shooting Star Chase, thank you so much.”

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