Baker Tilly in Essex has helped fundraise more than £1,100 for Families InFocus. The parent led charity aims to support families with children that suffer a disability or have special needs. The establishment of the Baker Tilly’s Chelmsford office’s Community Fund is one of several such funds created by Baker Tilly locally to support local small scale charities and community organisations around the UK.
Families InFocus is a small scale, local, charity organisation set up in Chelmsford, Essex. The charity is run by parents with the aim of providing support to families with children that have disabilities and special needs (aged 0 to 19) in the region. Families InFocus provides, among others, advice, information and support, particularly at times of change, challenge and crisis.
Baker Tilly Community Fund
Professional services firm Baker Tilly has set up, from its local offices around the UK, funds to support number of local community projects in the UK. The Baker Tilly Community Fund, set up by the Chelmsford office in Essex, was created as part of the success of Baker Tilly’s other funds around the country. The aim of the fund is to raise money for small, lesser known, charities in the local community, with the staff involved in the fundraising to decide where the given money will be donated.
The first successful fundraising event involving the Fund saw the Chelmsford office raise £1,149 for Families InFocus. “We are delighted to be able to help Families InFocus and I’d like to thank all our staff who have worked so hard to raise money for such a fantastic charity,” comments Richard White, Managing Partner of Baker Tilly in Chelmsford.
The money raised was added to a fund collected by the Essex Community Foundation, and has seen the total fundraising campaign collected more than £5,000. Commenting on the result, Rachel Ellis, Chief Executive of Families InFocus, says: “We are a charity that relies heavily on donations from the local community so we are very grateful to Baker Tilly and the Essex Community Foundation for their support. This will help us develop our club, improve our infrastructure and give greater flexibility of access.”