09 Oct 2018

Guildford office re-affirms local charity support

A local accountancy firm has announced it will continue to support Guildford-based charity, the halow project, for the third year running.

Wilkins Kennedy’s Guildford office, which act for a number of local businesses in the area, has worked with the halow project since 2015. During that time, the firm has sponsored a number of initiatives, including the charity’s annual Christmas concert, raising more than £2,000. Wilkins Kennedy also runs a number of annual events of their own, which raise valuable funds for the cause, such as golf days, summer drinks reception and office socials.

The halow project is a Guildford-based charity, which looks after young people living with learning disabilities. Fundraising has already kicked off with a number of events, including bake sales, dress down days and the unrivalled Quiche Day, where a selection of home-made quiches are sold for donations to the halow project.

Ken Young, Partner at Wilkins Kennedy’s Guildford office, said: “We are pleased to be supporting the halow project for another year. There’s no doubt the charity provides a fantastic service to the community and we truly recognise the value of the work they do.

“We believe in sponsoring smaller local charities who are just as dedicated to making a difference to people’s lives. Despite representing 52% of all UK charity income, they are often overlooked. It is one of many reasons why we support so many local initiatives, including halow, and “give something back”. Plans for further fundraising are already being set and we are looking forward to getting another year of sponsorship under way.”

Helene Williams, Fundraising Manager at the halow project, said: “It’s really wonderful that Wilkins Kennedy is happy to continue their support. The firm has already played a significant role in providing funds for our work. The money raised is vital in ensuring the services halow offer young people and their families are able to continue. We are delighted to hear Wilkins Kennedy are continuing their support, we cannot thank them enough.”

 

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