Cambridge Consultants raise £5,900 for Wintercomfort charity

02 June 2017 3 min. read
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Staff, family and friends of Cambridge Consultants raised more than £5,900 for the firm’s charity of the year, Cambridge-based homelessness charity Wintercomfort. The firm has committed to matching the raised funds pound-for-pound.

Earlier this year, Cambridge Consultants, an independently operated subsidiary of Altran, took part in the Cambridge Half Marathon to raise money for Wintercomfort – the firm’s charity of the year. The product design and development firm, supported Wintercomfort through a team of 50 staff, family and friends taking part in the event.

A charity that supports those homeless or the vulnerably housed with a range of support mechanisms, Wintercomfort provides welfare services and learning and training opportunities to help get society’s less fortunate back on their feet. The charity’s welfare services include, among others, a free hot cooked breakfast for rough sleepers, as well as a range of key facilities, such as showers, laundry and clothes store facilities. The charity acts as a bridge, where appropriate, with agencies on housing, health and other issues. In addition, the charity provides a range of training and support initiatives, from skills to self-esteem.

Cambridge Consultants raise money for Wintercomfort charity

The efforts of Cambridge Consultants’s staff, family and friends raised more than £5,900 on the day for Wintercomfort. The firm has pledged to match funds raised through their efforts  pound for pound, doubling the donation to Wintercomfort.

Commenting on the firm’s involvement in the event, Alan Richardson, CEO of Cambridge Consultants, stated he considered it an honour to be involved with such a fantastic community event which, “continues to grow and shows no sign of slowing down.” He added, “We also hope to raise lots of money for Wintercomfort, whose committed staff provide such essential welfare services for those in need.”

Siobhain Kelly the firm’s Events Administrator said, “As our company continues to grow, so does our sense of community – and our preparation for this year’s Cambridge Half Marathon is testament to this.

“We’ve been training together during lunchtimes and at weekends, and the entire company has really pulled together in the run-up to the big event.”

Last year the firm’s staff picked Arthur Rank Hospice Charity as its charity of the year – with efforts throughout the year and the firm’s matching, raising a total £35,000 for the local charity.

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