April marks the end of another exciting and busy fundraising year for Hanne & Co. Our nominated charity for 2014-2015 was Ace of Clubs, a local organisation working to support those who are homeless, vulnerable and otherwise marginalised within the community. Providing those in immediate need and desperate circumstances with safe shelter, food, warmth, clothing, laundry and showers, the Hanne & Co Charity Committee was inspired to get involved.
Throughout the year the Charity Committee organised a number of fund raising activities, including monthly dress down days in return for donations from staff, quiz nights and bake sales. Several collections of food items, clothing and toiletries, culminating in a week long Harvest Festival in the autumn were also held to help restock essential supplies for the Ace of Club’s service provision.
Our largest event was the Charity Auction in December, consisting of a local live auction hosted by charismatic auctioneer Nick Carter of Lots Road Auctions Chelsea. The evening was a great success thanks to the several auction items kindly donated by local and national businesses in support of our event; and our generous guests from the London legal and business communities bidding enthusiastically to raise funds.
Aside from financial support and donations, the Charity Committee were keen to provide hands on assistance. Staff members accordingly volunteered their time over weekends at the Ace of Clubs centre on St Alphonsus Road, gaining valuable insight and first-hand experience of the positive impact the organisation has on the community.
Through our fundraising and collection efforts we are thrilled to have raised over £2600 in funds and donated over 360 individual items to the Ace of Clubs. It has been a pleasure to support the organisation and be a small part of the great work being done. We wish Ace of Clubs all the best for the future.
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Hanne & Co maintains a continued commitment to contributing to the wider local community through ongoing fundraising and charitable activities. Another exciting fundraising year lies ahead, with our new charity partner due to be announced soon!
Charity Committee 2014-2015