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BH raises £4,500 for Martha Trust

Posted: November 19, 2015

Burgess Hodgson has always been a strong supporter of local charities, raising money for a wide range of Kent-based organisations.

This year, staff really have gone the extra mile to raise money for Martha Trust, raising more than £4,500 for the charity that provides residential, respite care and day care for people with profound physical and multiple learning disabilities.

It was an easy decision to make: the work of the staff at Martha Trust is truly inspiring with the charity combining the highest standards of round-the-clock nursing care with state-of-the-art facilities at its homes in Deal, Kent and Hastings, East Sussex. Raising a significant amount of funds for this excellent charity was something that all the partners and staff at Burgess Hodgson were fully behind.

This buy-in has been an important factor in making the fundraising a success: many of the ideas for fundraising have been generated by the staff themselves who have been willing to throw themselves into a wide range of activities.

One of the biggest fundraisers for the firm saw a team of riders from the firm take part in the grueling London to Brighton bike ride, raising money along the way!

But it’s not just the big events that have generated interest. In fact, for the majority of Burgess Hodgson staff, it has been the local activities that have taken place behind the doors of the firm’s New Dover Road headquarters that have really engaged people. Popular events included a variety of dress down days, panini lunches, book sales, a Christmas raffle, various sporting sweepstakes, cake sales, and the obligatory Pimm’s and scones lunch!

With the amazing efforts of BH’s Charity Committtee, staff have thrown themselves behind the fundraising this year, organising, baking and fundraising both in the workplace – and outside in their own time.

Kenton May, a partner at Burgess Hodgson, believes it was this whole firm buy-in that really made a difference to the charity endeavours. “Many of the fundraising ideas came from the staff themselves,” he said. “Everyone really got into the charity spirit, and, while the desire was always to raise as much money as possible, we had a lot of fun along the way.”

• Burgess Hodgson has chosen Snaap as its next charity for the next year http://www.snaap.org.uk/