The charities were selected from a shortlist of worthy causes after a vote by our Taunton staff, with Teenage Cancer Trust and Reminiscence Learning coming out as joint top.
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the seven young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. Reminiscence Learning specialises in dementia care, reminiscence, activities and life story work, providing both training and community projects. Their main centre for training is based in Wellington, Somerset.
Reminiscence Learning and Teenage Cancer Trust will follow on from Hope for Tomorrow and Stand Against Violence whom the office raised more than £12,000 for since August 2014. The two charities will benefit not only from fundraising events but also from the firm’s employees volunteering their time to the charity. A launch event is being held in September to welcome the two new charities.
Roger Seaton, Partner and Head of Office in Taunton, said: “We are delighted to welcome Teenage Cancer Trust and Reminiscence Learning as our Taunton office charities and look forward to contributing to these important causes.
“The work that both of these charities are doing is very important, and we are proud to be supporting them.
“At Clarke Willmott we recognise how fortunate we are and are keen to give back to the communities in which we work.
“As well as fundraising through a number of exciting events, our people also generously give their time to work with the community.”
Emma Green, Manager at Reminiscence Learning, said: “We are so excited to have been chosen as one of Clarke Willmott’s charities for the next two years, and are really looking forward to working in partnership with them to raise both awareness and funds.
“Their support will really help us to ensure the sustainability of our award winning intergenerational dementia awareness ‘Archie’ project within Taunton, and I’m sure we’ll have a lot of fun along the way.”
Melissa Kent, Regional Fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We are delighted to be chosen by Clarke Willmott in a two year charity partnership.
“Their support will allow us to develop our services in the local area and support young people aged 13-24 with cancer in the South West.”