Aecus raises £3,675 for children charity in Bury St Edmunds

24 May 2017

Aecus has raised over £3,500 for the Bright Stars club, in Bury St Edmunds, through a Charity Quiz organised by the consulting firm. The funding will support children with disabilities on Saturdays with a range of activities focused on creating fun and founding new friendships.

The UK-based sourcing consultancy has managed to collect £,3675 for the Bright Stars club, an activities centre run by Activities Unlimited, a Suffolk-based charity that focuses on children with disabilities. The charity aims to provide those between 0-25 with a range of fun activities that allow them to make new friends and enjoy the same opportunities of children without disabilities. Actives run by the charity include, among others, adventure activities, arts and crafts, overnight breaks, sports.

Aecus supports Bright Stars charity

The consulting firm ran a Charity Quiz earlier in the year through which it was able to raise the funds. The funds will further support the Bright Stars club, in Bury St Edmunds, to provide activities for children in the local community – and time off for their parents.

A cheque of the collected money was presented to Bright Stars lead Steve Turpie by Aecus Managing Director Rick Simmonds, who founded the firm back in 2002, originally as ALS Consulting.

The Bright Stars club is open every Saturday and offers 10-19 year olds a range of activities during the term and in the holiday period.

Earlier this month Aecus was acquired by The Hackett Group, a global consulting and benchmarking specialist.


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Travel firm hosts consultancy marathon to raise money for charity

19 March 2019

A communications consultancy has announced it will perform a ‘consulting marathon’ to raise money for a charity based in Africa. SEO Travel will offer a 12-hour consulting surgery to as many small travel businesses as possible, while raising money for the cause.

SEO Travel has been helping travel companies improve their online presence since 2011. The firm works with a wide range of global travel brands who it helps develop brand visibility online through SEO, social media, PR and other techniques. Based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, the firm works to create engaging campaigns that increase brand awareness and drive more business and sales in a sustainable way.

The professional services firm has announced that as of the 21st of March, it will be offering these services to small travel businesses as part of a charity fundraising drive. The session will last 12 hours straight, and offers the chance for a 30-minute session, which travel companies can sign up for at the SEO Travel website. The marathon session will help small travel businesses which wouldn’t usually be able to afford a respectable and trustworthy agency’s advice.

Travel firm hosts consultancy marathon to raise money for charity

As well as helping small businesses, the event is also being used as an opportunity to raise money for charity, with SEO Travel donating to Tanzanian safari charity ‘Care with a View’ for each person that signs up, as well as asking businesses taking part to make a small donation of £10 themselves. The event will run from 8am to 8pm UK and is open to anyone around the world.

It will run by SEO Travel founder Tom McLoughlin, bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. He explained, “I’ve got the team here on standby to order pizzas and bring me Tangfastics on demand throughout the day!”

According to Mcloughlin, while there is a lot of marketing advice on the internet, the volume of information is so high that it's impossible for small firms to tell what will help and what will hurt their company. He concluded, “With the ‘Charity Travel Marketingathon Bonanza’ we want to take away the part of not knowing so these businesses can go away with clear, actionable tactics that will help grow their business.”

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