Burton Copeland has always been involved in fundraising for both local, national, and international charities which have been close to their hearts. This year they decided to give staff the opportunity to nominate charities and then to all vote for their favourites. In total 12 charities were nominated but when the nominations were delivered to staff and the votes were counted there were two clear winners.
Practice Director Deborah Jackson said,
“It was intended that the one with the top number of votes would win, but these two charities came out on top and well ahead of the rest, so we decided to choose them both”.
Blood Cancer UK – Is a charity which is dedicated to transform the lives of those who have been diagnosed with all types of blood cancer including leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma. It does this through research into causes and treatment as well as offering a huge amount of support through their specialist support teams and connecting individuals to others.
42nd Street – is a local Manchester based charity and helps young people, aged 11-25 who are struggling with their mental health or emotional wellbeing. They offer free confidential support and access to professional charity workers, counsellors and therapists who are able to provide a range of therapies and treatments including counselling, cognitive behavioural therapies, psychosocial support and group therapeutic work.
The first event was a sponsored walk starting in Beetham, Lancashire but crossing over the border into Cumbria during the 7 miles hike. The walk took in some fabulous views of views of Arnside, Silverdale and Morecombe Bay in an Area classified as being “of Outstanding Natural Beauty”.
Staff sponsored walkers and in particular partner Nick Terry who completed the walk on his birthday and braved the torrential rain and cold weather in Scottish attire.
“In these days of remote working and video conferences there is a certain amount of detachment from the important face to face interaction with work colleagues. The walk addressed that balance, it was great to catch up and enjoy some friendly banter, most of which, I should say, was aimed at me. I am really looking forward to the next one”.
So far the walk has raised several hundred pounds for the two chosen charities and is rising. If you would like to donate please email firstname.lastname@example.org