Accountants Giving Back
Let’s be honest, we are busy bees, we work hard and thankfully achieve some rewards. But we also know that we are blessed, we are aware that not everyone gets the same opportunities.
So, we try to give a bit back. We have been involved in the following local and global events:
Africa’s Gift – On the 31st of March, Julie goes to Lesotho in Africa to work alongside women and children to introduce and gift the Wonderbag. Millions of women and children die each year from smoke inhalation in the way that they cook. The Wonderbag will prevent this, save lives and even give women their lives and time back as they would no longer have to spend all day cooking.
“A single Wonderbag, when used for one year can:
Reduce carbon emissions by 1 Ton
Reduce deforestation, saving 1.7 trees
Conserve 1,000 litres of cooking water
Reduce indoor air pollution by 60%
Reduce time poverty, giving back 1,465 hours per year.”
We will also be planting trees to offset our carbon footprint in the fact that we will have flown there. We will also be going into schools and nurseries. With the help of our clients, suppliers and connections, we have raised 44 Wonderbags so far, changing the lives of 44 families.
Would you like to get involved? Check out Africa’s Gift here.
Chris Lubbe Storytelling Evening – We were lucky enough to hold a storytelling evening with Chris Lubbe, UNICEF Children’s Ambassador in December 2019.
Chris is an amazing storyteller who shares stories from his past to inspire hope and courage. Chris is one of the most sought-after keynote speakers trusted by global brands to deliver presentations and inspire teams to become their best. Apart from sharing his own personal story, Chris shares from the many important lessons and anecdotes that he learned from working with
Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.
The evening was held in aid of Africa’s Gift.
Sheffield Hallam University Enterprise Division – We have supported the students and graduates at Hallam University, who were either in business or were thinking about going in to business with small business accounting advice.
We did this by delivering a presentation each month on cash flow and general business principles and we also ran a clinic on the last Wednesday of each month.
Self-employment workshops – We’re great believers in getting people working. Our Managing Director has been working since the age of 13 and doesn’t know any other way. Although, we understand that some people find it harder than others to find work. For some self-employment is the only option. We have delivered our self-employment workshops in prisons and at probation services around the country.
Mission Christmas – We are proud to have supported Hallam FM’s Mission Christmas on multiple occasions. A big thank you to our clients and connections, who supported us in donating gifts to children across South Yorkshire, who were at risk of waking up Christmas morning without a single present.
You were part of a wonderful group of people who together contributed 15,257 gifts.
Archer Project – We donated a large amount of supplies to this great charity ran at the Cathedral in Sheffield City Centre. They work with the homeless to achieve a better life by helping them develop their independence and improve their wellbeing and behaviour; tackling setbacks and negative behaviour.
If you would like to get involved, you can find more information at their website: http://www.archerproject.org.uk