For a number of years now, we’ve supported and pro-actively contributed to the local community and pride ourselves on our charitable ethos.
In 2016, we raised over £11,000 for our chosen charities of Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford and local children and young people’s charity, One in a Million.
Here’s a few examples of how we gave our support and had some fun along the way:
- Corporate partner to One In A Million
- Our Chairman took part in the gruelling Northern Trial Triathlon challenge successfully cycling all 127.25 miles of the Leeds Liverpool canal. Alan did this within two days raising over £8,000 for Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford.
- We held a ‘Boardroom bake off’ fundraiser, where we were joined by our local Marie Curie fundraising manager and a principle social worker based at the Bradford hospice to judge the entries.
- Our talented bunch of knitters put their skills to use spending a great deal of their own time knitting seasonal creations for sale from our reception, with the proceeds donated to our chosen charities.
- A small team of dedicated walkers took on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge – completing the hike in just under 12 hours and raised £1,500 for One in a Million.
- The challenge of a half marathon power walk in London for the UK’s largest grant making breast cancer charity, Walk the Walk, was tackled successfully by two members of our team.
- Our annual Yorkshire day celebrations created vital awareness for our chosen charities and helped us raise £400 from our raffle on the day.
To kick start our Naylor Wintersgill centenary celebrations, we took part in the Samaritan’s Purse - Operation Christmas Child. We donated a total of 100 boxes full of goodies to children in the Ukraine, helping to spread some festive cheer to those less fortunate than ourselves.
As well deserved recognition for the efforts of all the Naylor Wintersgill team during 2016, we were delighted to accept the award as winners of the ‘Community’ category at the West & North Yorkshire Chamber Raising the Bar Awards. The honourable category recognises businesses that have played an outstanding role in supporting the region through its commitment to great causes, projects, fundraising and activities to make the local community a better place to live.
This year, as chosen through our employee nominations, we’ll be supporting local based charity, The Bradford Soup Run. You can see how we’ll be supporting the charity here.
We also take part in BASE, a national business and accounting competition for students aged 16-19. Each team has a business challenge to solve, working together in understanding what it’s like to be an accountant and gaining vital employability skills along the way. Sadly, our teams didn’t get through to the finals this year but we’ll be back again next year in an attempt to help another group of students take the crown!