Luton based chartered accountants, Foxley Kingham, has announced that it has raised £56,123 for local charities over the last year, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the company. The company set itself the challenge of raising £50,000 in February 2018, for 17 local charities chosen by staff and clients.
Over 20 individual events were organised throughout the year, from sky diving to sponsored weight loss, and from pamper nights to bake sales. All money raised through staff sponsored events and individual staff fund raising has been match funded by Foxley Kingham. Particular highlights included:
• A charity football tournament organised in partnership with Luton Town FC Community Trust, with ten local businesses taking part
• A 16-strong team entry to the Tough Mudder
• Eleven cyclists pedalling their way from London to Windsor
• An Anniversary Dinner at Offley Place, attended by 170 local business people; and
• A murder mystery evening at Putteridge Bury
Paul Bithrey, Director, Foxley Kingham, said:
“It’s been quite a year. When we embarked on our challenge to mark our 50th Anniversary by raising £50,000 for local charities, we couldn’t have anticipated how committed our employees and clients would be to helping us reach this goal. They have thrown themselves into many, many adventures over the year to give back to our local community. We are forever grateful to our supportive clients and employees, to their family and friends for their dedication and contributions. It really has been a very happy 50th birthday year.”
Echoing feedback from all the selected charities, Jane Malcolm, Director of Level Trust said:
“Thank you to Foxley Kingham for the amazing donation. Your support has given us such a boost and we’ve loved working with you over the past year. Your fundraising has been really impressive and inspirational, and we are truly grateful.”
Foxley Kingham will now continue its fundraising activities, selecting a new theme each year and engaging with local charities with that theme. For 2019, the theme will be Youth Engagement and the charity trustees will announce selected charity partners in May 2019.
Foxley Kingham offers advice on a wide range of financial matters. The company has built up specialisms in a number of sectors, including charities and not-for-profit organisations, GP practices, other professional practices, property and construction, and manufacturing and engineering.