As a firm, we believe it is important to give something back to the communities where we operate. We have several long-term volunteering and fundraising initiatives in place that staff actively look forward to taking part in.
In 2017, we launched a new initiative, our charity partner programme, to enable the firm and a charity to actively engage with each other.
Our staff enthusiastically embrace the chance to volunteer, fundraise and give pro bono support to the charity. Meanwhile, the charity gives us access to a wide range of activities and practical guidance in their own field of work.
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This year, our charity partner is Mind, the UK’s leading mental health charity, providing advice and support to those experiencing a mental health problem. Statistically, one in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year, so Mind offers a vital service.
Emma Ihsan, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Mind, said: “We are delighted that Moore Kingston Smith have continued their partnership with us. The money they raise will help to fund our vital services including Mind’s Infoline and the campaigning we do to ensure that the one in four of us who experience a mental health problem every year receives the support and respect we deserve.”
Our activities to raise money for Mind include running, walking, mountain trekking, cycling, skydiving and abseiling. Those preferring to keep their feet on the ground continue to join with bake sales, dress-down days, spring cleaning, sweep stakes and volunteering opportunities.
Mind Media Awards
On 30 November 2018, Mind celebrated the very best portrayals of mental health in the media at the Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards, ending with Clarke Carlisle’s moving, heartfelt and utterly vital speech. You can rewatch the entire ceremony via their Facebook channel.
Staff and partners chose Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity as our first charity partner. During 2017, we raised more than £90,000 through donations and sponsorships for dress-down days, marathons, lengthy bike rides, skydives and other challenges.
The money has paid for more than 75 families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness to receive support from trained carers for one year.
“I would like to sincerely thank everyone at Moore Kingston Smith for their support and dedicated fundraising. The money raised will help Rainbow Trust continue to support families who have a seriously ill child and to make the most of their time together.”
Zillah Bingley, Chief Executive at Rainbow Trust children’s charity.
We get our staff to nominate deserving charities that fulfil certain criteria. We then ask those charities to submit an expression of interest detailing how they would work with us to develop the partnership. Next we put all the submissions to a staff vote, and the shortlisted charities are invited in to give a presentation to the charity committee.
We cannot accept unsolicited expressions of interest from charities.
Skydive for Mind
Yorkshire 3 Peaks
Other fundraising events