BECOME A #sockingfiller.
HELP THE HOMELESS THIS CHRISTMAS.
Beacon Wealth Group are launching a campaign to help those that find themselves homeless or down on their luck this winter.
If you would like to become a #sockingfiller please fill a pair of warm socks with items such as toothpaste, toothbrush, roll-on deodorant, coffee sachets, gloves, pants, wet wipes, comb, sanitary items… (please note: no money or items containing alcohol to be included in the contents). We will be collecting donations of filled socks at any of our four offices listed below.
Please share pictures of your socks on our Facebook page to provide inspiration to others, and continue pushing the message of helping make #sockingfillers a gift worth giving this year.
All #sockingfillers will be donated to the wonderful 3 Pillars who work tirelessly to help those in need Thank you #sockingfillers for helping to support our local communities, and making winter warmer for those in need.
Sock Drop Off Locations:
You can drop off your socks at any of Beacon’s four high street office locations:
St Neots: 26 Market Square, PE19 2PJ
St Ives: 3 The Sheep Market, PE27 5AJ
Sawtry: The Green, PE28 5ST
Kimbolton: The Old Chapel, PE28 0HW
This year Beacon Wealth Group were joined by the BBC as they Celebrated 10 years of escorting BBC’s Pudsey Bear round the local area.
For the 10th year running Beacon Wealth Group teamed up with the BBC and took Pudsey Bear out, having a fun day creating a party atmosphere at the places they visited in St Neots and surrounding areas, on Thursday 7th November 2019.
For over half a century BBC Children in Need have been raising money for young people in the UK that need help. This is the message that was pushed throughout the day on Pudsey Bears visit.
During the day the team at Beacon arranged for Pudsey Bear to meet the Mayor of St Neots Gordon Thorpe, visit the old vicarage care home, and had a party with dancing to the Conga, Baby Shark, the Hokey Cokey and more with children at Kimbolton Primary Academy, Hail Weston Pre School, Great Paxton Church of England Pre School, Kester Pre School, Priory Park Infant School, Cracker Jacks Day Nursery and Pre School and Great Staughton Pre-School Piglets. Beacon Wealth Group also supplied all the Children with flags to wave, creating an extra party atmosphere.
One of Beacon Wealth Groups key goals is to help support the local community. Teaming up with the BBC allows them to raise awareness for an amazing charity whilst bringing the community together.
Usually behind the scenes, the BBC joined Beacon Wealth Group on their trip this year as they wanted to share the efforts, they, and the community have made over the past 10 years. Collectively the Beacon Wealth Group and the local community have raised over £32,500.
Pudsey Bear Visit!
Pudsey Bear Visited on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th November 2018.
Working with the BBC we organised to take the #official Pudsey Bear round to local schools, nursing homes and Hinchingbrooke Hospital, and an extra special treat! Beacon Wealth Group organised for BBC Pudsey Bear to make a special guest appearance at Kimbolton Fireworks, on Friday 2nd November 2018.
The theme this year for Children in Need is ‘Do Your Thing’ so the team at Beacon Wealth Group have decided to get Pudsey and the school children to do Pudsey’s own version of Baby Shark. Have a look at the video below;
Chartered IFA practice Beacon Wealth Management Ltd have always been keen on participating in charity events and raising funds for different causes, which includes Stand Up 2 Cancer, Comic Relief and annual efforts for Children in Need, when Pudsey Bear tours the local area with Beacon’s support to raise awareness and funds for the charity.
This year two team members from Beacon Wealth Management Ltd, Natasha Oliver and Pippa Ellis took on the challenge of the Women -v- Cancer 100km London Night Ride on 26th May 2018, which is a female only cycling challenge. They set off from Windsor Racecourse at 9.30pm and cycled a circuit through London past famous landmarks including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and back to Windsor.
After months of training, fundraising achieved just under £2000 in sponsorship. Despite the relentless hours of thunder, torrential rain and wind, Pippa Ellis and Natasha Oliver rode the storm and still managed to have smiles on their faces across the finish line when they completed the 104km cycle ride round London for Women V Cancer in 6 hours and 1 minute.
Approximately 1,500 women took part in the ride on 26th May and many suffered injury and punctures in the awful weather. Together they managed to raise an amazing £1.619M with Natasha and Pippa raising just under £2,000 between them. Just Giving pages are still open and will remain so for the next few weeks, so there is still an opportunity to show your support should you wish to do so. You can donate by following the links below.
The London Night Ride has been running since 2010 and this year around 4,200 women took part. It raises vital funds for three very important female cancer charities: Breast Cancer Care, Ovarian Cancer Action and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. The aim is to help raise funds for these three charities, raise awareness of the cancers and get more women cycling.
Beacon Wealth Management Ltd.’s Pippa Ellis and Natasha Oliver Take on 100Km bike challenge to raise money for Cancer.
Women V Cancer Ride the Night is back for 2018 The challenge is to cycle 100km throughout the night on a circular route. The route takes the riders into London past many famous landmarks including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and many more! It will be a challenging ride that is achievable with plenty of training beforehand.
The event has been set up to raise money for women’s cancer charities. Funds raised by Women V Cancer Ride the Night will support Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.
Pudsey bear dancing the YMCA – 2017
BBC Pudsey bear has been raising money dancing his way round local Nursery’s, Pre-Schools, Schools, Nursing Homes, Hospitals and Churches getting everyone to do the YMCA to raise money for Children In Need with Beacon Wealth Management Ltd.
The event was a great success with children learning the YMCA, dressing up in bright 80’s fashion and dancing with Pudsey bear.
Over 2 days Pudsey managed to visit 16 places across St Neots, Kimbolton, Huntingdon, Great Staughton, Hail Weston, Buckden, Little Paxton and Chesterton. So far raising £424.67. with more coming in.
Thank you to everyone that got involved and donated.
Beacon Group Smashed their goal raising money for Stand up to Cancer
1 in 2 of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime and enough is enough!
Beacon Wealth Group: – Beacon Wealth Management Ltd and Jeffrey Mills solicitors are doing their bit to raise cancer-fighting cash for Stand Up To Cancer.
On 24th October 2017 Beacon Wealth Group rode cancer into the ground with a virtual bike ride from London to Brighton (55 miles) on St Neots Market Square.
They smashed their goal cycling 155 miles in 5 hours rasing an impressive £300
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
Wednesday 15th June 2016
Beacon Wealth Management Ltd are delighted to invite clients to the private opening night of Art 4 Africa, which we are 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.
Throughout the event we will be providing African inspired canapes (crucially to all spice taste-buds) and drinks, with representatives from Rise Africa on hand to answer any questions.
Keysoe, provides the perfect backdrop for this lovely evening, with beautiful surroundings. Paintings and sculptures from local artists and school children will be set-up throughout the venue, and be available to purchase. It is a night not to be missed.
If you are a client and would like to know more please get in contact.
TEXT SANTA 2015
Beacon Wealth Management Ltd raised £25 for TEXT SANTA on Christmas Jumper Day.
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.