Pudsey’s Friends Have Talent – Children In Need 2016
After the success of last year’s BBC Pudsey Bear superhero adventures, Pudsey was back to visit (once again) local nurseries, schools, hospitals and businesses for them to showcase their talent in, ‘The Big Spotacular’ event. He asked everyone to showcase their special talent to help raise money and awareness for Children in Need, and this what he got up too.
Stand Up To Cancer likes to focus on both the good and bad points of Cancer, so as a team both JMS and BWM came together for a social media campaign to do just that. Team members bared all by displaying their reasons for standing up to cancer; ‘I miss you Dad’, ‘Friends and family who suffered and those who still are’, ‘For friends I have lost’, ‘In memory for my father-in-law Don’, ‘For my family’, ‘For my Grandad RIP’, as well as messages of support such as ‘Stand Up, Save Lives’. Both teams also formed team photos with their respective messages, which can be found below.
At the end of the campaign each team member turned up to work wearing bright clothes, for an internal competition to vote for the brightest. It was a close competition with Phil Ogden from BWM winning.
It was a fun filled day, with everyone having their picture taken with props, and an internal sweepstake was held which, Alex Bland, BWMs Investment Manager won – however as soon as the money was handed to him, he handed his winnings straight back as donation to the charity. Everyone got involved with the spirt of the day and by doing so raised £287.30.
‘I am glad to have supported such an important cause; unfortunately I know only too well the suffering and pain cancer cause. I have lost friends and family due to cancer, as I know other team members have, so it felt only right that we as a company helped in the fight against cancer.’ – Tony Larkins Group Managing Director.
Private Client Event – Art 4 Africa
Beacon Wealth Management Ltd were delighted to invite clients to the private opening night of Art 4 Africa, which we were sponsoring in order to support Rise Africa UK.
Rise Africa UK aims to provide education to Tanzania’s poorest children and an opportunity for them to make a difference, not only to their future but also their communities. The charity was founded in 2011 after local resident; Olivia Faulkner spent four months teaching in a Tanzanian school, seeing first-hand, the effects of children being denied an education. Further information about the charity can be found on the following links: Rise Africa UK and Art 4 Africa.
Red Nose Day Selfie Challenge
The Beacon Wealth Management team made their faces funny for money by taking a Red Nose Day selfie and the team voted for their favourite. For more information please see the Archive.
Children in Need Bike Ride 2014
The St Neots Mayor set off the Beacon Wealth Management cyclists on their epic 50 mile journey, on Saturday 1st November. They were interviewed by Nick Carter on the Saturday Show. The team smashed their original sponsorship target of £300 by raising an outstanding £1001.20.
Sticking One Leg Up To Cancer
Beacon Wealth Management Ltd, stuck one leg up to cancer in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. Each team member stood on one leg for as long as possible. The overall winner was Tony Larkins (Managing Director), standing for a staggering 35 minutes and 55 seconds. For more information please see the Archive.
Woodlands Trust Charity Bike Ride
Five members on behalf of Beacon cycled a combined distance of 286 miles, in aid of the Hinchingbrooke Woodlands Trust. Their efforts raised a fantastic £915 exceeding their original £500 sponsorship target. Thanks to all the cyclists who took part in the charity bike ride, the hospital is now £600,000 closer to their £800,000 target.
Sarah Connor’s 5k Fun Run for Charity
Sarah Connor (Accounts Assistant) completed her 5k Fun Run in an amazing 33 minutes beating her personal best. Sarah and her friends have managed to raise an estimated £2500 with more donations being added from the day itself. This sponsorship will be added to the Eaton Socon Charities funds.