We strongly believe in supporting local charities and other local businesses and in January 2016, after an internal survey, we nominated Birmingham Children’s Hospital as our chosen Commercial Express charity.
All our efforts go into raising as much money as we possibly can for this charity – last year saw us hold many events including quiz nights, sponsored walks, Corporate Golf Days and football matches to compliment the monthly sizeable donation, and we have many more exciting fundraising plans for 2017.
Click below to see a video of our 2016 fundraising efforts.
We are currently running a Foosball competition in our head office kitchen. We are yet to hold the final but each team has paid to enter, with the total going to BCH.
Our charity committee are working hard on some fun events for the summer months, please check back for more information.
We have installed a ‘Charity Wall’ in the kitchen of the CE offices which keeps all staff up to date on the events planned, fundraising ideas and the total amount raised so far for BCH.
Clark Thomson Insurance Brokers
Dalai Lama Trek
Kelly Howley of Clark Thomson Insurance Brokers in Inverness is trekking in the footsteps of the Dalai Lama this April, to raise money for Birchwood Highland, a charity providing support for people with mental ill health.
Kellie explains; “I feel so lucky to be part of an amazing experience and being able to support an amazing charity.
“What a challenge it's going to be for me and all my new trekking friends but it will definitely be a rewarding one. A trek over five days which will involve climbing up mountains, walking through pine forests, having to cross a suspension bridge (not looking forward to that!) trekking on the glacier and trying to hop over large boulders on the way down and much more.......
“I am so looking forward to the training and working really hard!” 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any one given year. If you want to get involved and support Kelly please visit their just giving Page here.
Magical Taxi Tour
Plan Insurance were involved for the 3rd year in the Magical Taxi Tour which takes sick and terminally ill children to Disneyland Paris in a convoy of over 200 cabs. Their very own livery man Daniel Severin gave up his time to drive a taxi, helping to provide some cherished memories for those children who are sadly eligible for the trip. To support the Childrens Magical Taxi Tour please please visit their just giving Page here.
ABA Commercial Insurance
Against Breast Cancer
Colin Stephens of ‘aba Commercial Insurance’ is currently fundraising for Against Breast Cancer, by running this year’s London Marathon in April.
Having come through his own battle with cancer himself, and having his final visit to the cancer clinic this year, the charity is very close to Colin’s heart. Colin and his friend ‘Smithy’ are currently in training and welcome any donations, big or small. The aim is to raise £4,000.
If you would like to sponsor Colly and Smithy please visit their Virgin Money Giving Page here.