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Calverton Finance's Good Friday

Posted: 1st May 2019

Here at Calverton Finance we have worked hard to grow as a company and have experienced great success over the years. Although this has been through perseverance and excellent service we are not naive enough to believe all this has not come with a little bit of luck. Therefore, we believe in giving back and supporting local and national charities.

Calverton’s Good Friday

At the beginning of every year, employees suggest charities of which they would like Calverton to donate towards.

Every month a charity is chosen and one Friday every month, we have a fun day with pizzas for lunch and a quiz with prizes for the winners. All employees dress down and contribute to the chosen charity. We call this day our ‘Good Friday’. Over the years we are proud to say we have supported over 35 charities and raised more than £5,500.

Supported Charites from 2018

For 2018 alone, we supported the below:

  • Help The Hero’s
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Age UK
  • Macintyre
  • Kicking Off
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Sober October
  • Cancer Research
  • Save The Children
  • Aviation Preservation Restoration and Education Society (APRES)
  • Shine Charity
  • Mum Vs Cancer

Although we like to donate and support a variety of charities we do aim to take part in a few that are close to our heart.

Macmillan’s Coffee Morning is held every September and we, like many others have joined for the past 3 years. We have also supported Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day every year since 2015 and we believe this is not only an amazing way to help others but a great opportunity to get together with colleagues, have a laugh at each other’s outfits and get in the Christmas spirit.

Christmas Charity Donation

Christmas 2018 was an extra special charity month for us at Calverton. One of our clients had enlisted our help in helping Santa and his elves to deliver gifts to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. These gifts were for children who unfortunately were spending their Christmas day in the hospital. We never expected the amount of donated toys and selection boxes that we received both from our staff and their families. It’s safe to say that our client was extremely grateful!

Annual Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Race

Another event that we enjoy taking part in yearly is Milton Keynes’s Dragon Boat Race at Willen Lake.

Every year a different charity is selected and as Gold Sponsors, we are able to donate even more, supporting Gable events.

This day of fun is also as a brilliant family day out and a team bonding exercise. We have managed to get into the Semi Finals the past 5 years and aim to one day reach the finals!

We would love to hear your stories and ideas of how your company gets involved with charities, just hashtag #CalvertonCulture with your hints and tips on Twitter or LinkedIn.