Giving back matters
We’re passionate about giving back to the community and helping those who need it where we can. We do this on both a company level and an individual level to engage with causes close to our heart. Here’s an overview of just some of the charitable initiatives we’ve been involved in recently.
The Openwork Foundation
We’re proud supporters and ambassadors of The Openwork Foundation, whose work helps vulnerable children and adults in the UK and overseas. Our own Sarah Hogan is a member of the fundraising committee, and every year we get stuck in to raise as much money as we can through various activities.
An example of our efforts includes a coast-to-coast cycle challenge, where our team members raised £5,000 for the cause.
Homeless Support Project (HSP)
We make a monthly donation to the Homeless Support Project, a charity working towards brighter futures for vulnerable people in the Wigan and Leigh district.
Breast Cancer Now
Our Office Manager, Karen Fogg, holds an annual afternoon tea event to raise money for Breast Cancer Now, a charity which supports anyone affected by breast cancer.
Supporting causes close to our clients
We are also proud to support a selection of charities as nominated by our clients. In the last year we have donated to the following causes:
- The Stroke Association
- Cancer Research UK
- Centrepoint Homeless Charity
Our Team’s Challenges
Tom Kennedy took part in a tandem skydive under the “Shine for Sian” campaign for the Lancashire Mind charity, raising over £1000.
“Shine for Sian was created by Paul ‘Pud’ Waterhouse after the loss of their beloved daughter, Sian. Essentially, all the money raised is spent in my hometown and the surrounding areas in schools and helping adults improve and manage their mental health, wellbeing, building resilience and coping mechanisms. It was such an amazing experience and gave me such a great sense of pride to be able to do this for such a fantastic and necessary cause.”
Supporting Charities Overseas
Here, at KBA Financial, we are aware that keeping our team hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the work day.
As a result, we decided to invest in http://www.aquaidwatercoolers.co.uk water coolers from AquAid.
Our unique relationship with AquAid has also given our company the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves, because with each purchase an automatic donation is made to The Africa Trust.
These funds are used to build ‘Elephant Pumps’ – a modified version of an age old Chinese rope pulley system. One such pump is currently being installed in Africa on our behalf and it will be a much needed source of clean and fresh drinking water for many.
Our organisation’s name will be proudly displayed on our well and we look forward to adding a photo and a letter of thanks from the villagers to our site in the near future.
To date AquAid have built over 8,000 such Elephant Pumps across parts of Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe; and have donated in excess of £18 million to charity.