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Smith & Williamson’s Guildford Office raises over £10,000 for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices in two-year partnership

23rd September 2020

The Guildford office of Smith & Williamson, the financial and professional services firm, has announced it has raised over £10,000 for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices since partnering with the local charity in September 2018.

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices supports families with children who have life-limiting conditions across Surrey and London, from diagnosis to end of life, with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

Smith & Williamson’s Guildford office organised numerous fundraising activities and even gloved-up to garden at Christopher’s hospice, Artington. The firm’s final fundraiser, a US Tennis Open sweep stake, concludes their two-year partnership.

Anne Carey, Head of Corporate Engagement at the charity commented: “On behalf of everyone at the hospices, and the families we support, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone at the Guildford office.”

Maggie Lowe, Head of the Guildford office commented: “We like to donate to smaller organisations where our help will make a meaningful difference. The good work we do ensures we support our people in contributing to charities and their communities.”

The Guildford office has elected Guildford Action as its next charity partner. Guildford Action provides a safe refuge for people who have fallen out of society. By providing basic essentials and healthcare, it helps reconnect them with society and recover their identity and sense of belonging.

Jo Tester, CEO at Guildford Action says “In a time of economic uncertainty for the voluntary sector, we cannot fundraise as normal and the demand for our service will undoubtedly increase, it’s important we remain a safety net for those who have fallen through. It’s heartening to know a local business is committed to helping better the lives of those in the town who are struggling. We’re grateful and look forward to building this friendship over the next two years.”

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