Generous staff at property agents CPBigwood have been counting up their 2013 charity effort.
The two charities nominated by staff as their charities for the year were The Albion Foundation and the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation who received £913.58 each out of the £1,827.16 which was raised through dress down days, a charity staff quiz and other events.
The Albion Foundation is a registered charity that works in partnership with West Bromwich Albion Football Club.
The aim is to use the medium of football and the kudos of West Brom to make a difference in the local community.
Birmingham-based CLDF battles childhood liver disease, providing information, emotional support, research funds and a voice for all affected.
Over the year CPBigwood have helped to raise over £50,000 directly and indirectly across all fund raising activities which included individual efforts such as marathons and sky dives for people’s own chosen charities, company donations and charity auctions conducted by senior partner Rory Daly and partner Graham Carter.
The various charity auctions and charity golf days raised money for The Lord Taverners; Cure Leukaemia; Lion Heart; Birmingham Children’s Hospital; St Mary’s Hospice; Conductive Education and Midlands Air Ambulance from the firm’s own CPBigwood Annual Charity Golf Day.
CPBigwood head of marketing Sue Randell said: “Charity and helping those less fortunate is really important to our staff.
“The example is set from the top and runs throughout the organisation.
“It is important that we do our bit, and it gives everyone a boost. Hopefully we can achieve the same or better in 2014.”