2015 has been a big year for H&Askham. As well as welcoming new members of staff to our team and further expanding our client base it was out 10th Anniversary year. The highlight of our anniversary celebrations was our charity golf day in July at which we raised almost £8000 for 3 very important charities.
Each of our chosen charities has very personal connections to H&Askham. The organisations help to bring a valuable and direct benefit to the families and friends of members of our team
Recently we were incredibly proud to host a dinner to present the cheques to representatives of the charities. It was fitting that that this event took place at Bexleyheath Golf Club, where we had raised the money in the first place.
Our team came together to enjoy good food and good company to see the fruition of all the hard work we had carried out earlier in the year.
The first cheque was presented to the Meningitis Research Foundation. One of our team members suffered the tragedy of losing his granddaughter to Meningitis at a very young age.
The second was presented to Liam and Louise Smith for Reverse Rett. Rett Syndrome is a condition which affect young girls and with which Louise suffers. We hope that our contribution to the charity can help to make lives of little girls like Louise a little better and contribute in some small way to eventually finding a cure for the disease.
We had previously presented a cheque to Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan do incredible work to support people affected by cancer. This is a particularly special charity for us as the father of one of our directors died of cancer and Macmillan were able to offer the family invaluable support.
We are so proud to have been able to help these charities in some small way and incredibly grateful to all those who have donated their time and money this year to help us raise this money.
This week at H&Askham, we got in the fund raising spirit for Macmillan Cancer Support. The team at our head office dusted off their aprons, got into the kitchen and baked cakes & goodies for the world’s largest coffee morning.
We invited our friends and neighbours and collected donations in exchange for everything from rock cakes and Victoria Sponges to Gin & Tonic cup cakes and homemade sausage rolls. Thank you to all those that supported the event and helped us raise over £400!!!
There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer. By 2030, it will be 4 million people. These coffee mornings, taking place all over the country this week are a great chance for people to catch up over a cuppa and slice of cake and help to raise funds to make sure that none of us have to face cancer alone.
As part of our 10th Anniversary Celebrations we are supporting Macmillan Cancer Support, along with two other special charities; The Rett Syndrome Support Trust and Meningitis Research Foundation; you can donate here: virginmoneygiving.com/askhams10