Ashfords has had a busy few weeks with various events and activities taking place to help raise money for our chosen Charity of the Year, Children's Hospice South West. Below are a few examples of what Ashfords has been up to this past month, ranging from charity quizzes to abseiling!
Give & Gain Day
On Friday 16th May, Ashfords volunteered as part of the Business in the Community's Give & Gain Day, the UK's only national day of employee volunteering. Yvonne Hills, Paul Dunbar, Jon Bola, Caroline Frampton and James Chiodini participated in a CV and interview employability workshop at the Caritas Anchor House in East London.
A number of brave Ashfords employees made their way to Canonteign Falls, the highest waterfall on England at an impressive 220ft, on Monday 19th May for a charity abseil.
With the help of the Royal Marines, 15 participants made it safely down the steep and slippery rock face raising an impressive £1,743 for Children's Hospice South West.
Charity Story Book
Ashfords has written and illustrated a children's story book to help raise money for Children's Hospice South West.
On Saturday 17th May, Ashfords Lucy Nash was interviewed by Dr Phil Hammond on BBC Radio Bristol to talk about and promote the story book. This was a great opportunity for Ashfords to show-case the work they are doing for their chosen Charity of the Year.
Ashfords held their Bristol Charity Quiz on Tuesday 20th May raising an amazing £4,586 for Children's Hospice South West, which is over £1,000 more than last year. There was some friendly rivalry between the teams, with FRP Advisory coming in first place.
The money raised will help to fund a qualified children's nurse for two months at Charlton Farm.