Professional services firm Mazars scoops national charity award

28 September 2018 2 min. read

ational charity Sense has celebrated the achievements of a consulting firm on behalf of the local community, at a ceremony in Birmingham. Mazars was commended for the actions of staff and Partners who undertook a 1,000 mile cycle ride to help raise funds for Sense, which helps those with sensory impairments to live more independently.

The 15th annual Sense Awards event has been formally hosted at the end of September, at TouchBase Pears in Birmingham. The ceremony was hosted by BBC presenter Nikki Fox, while the prizes handed out were designed to recognise the outstanding achievements of people with complex disabilities, as well as the staff, carers, family members, volunteers and fundraisers that support them.

This year, international professional services firm Mazars has been announced as the winner of one such award, in recognition of the firm’s staff having gone above and beyond their support of Sense as a corporate partner. Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, or have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.

Professional services firm Mazars scoops national charity award

Mazars were handed the ‘Collaboration of the Year’ gong ceremony for the Herculean exertions of its staff last year, when nearly two hundred people took to the roads to participate in the company’s ‘Sense 1000’ challenge. The national cycling event saw participants from 15 offices ride over 1,000 miles from 11th-22nd September 2017. Eventually, the firm’s first national cycling challenge went on to yield a £100,000 donation for Sense, going towards helping the charity’s work in local communities, including the creation of TouchBase Pears, a pioneering new community centre in Birmingham that will provide specialist provision for disabled people in the region.

Sense Chief Executive, Richard Kramer, said of Mazars’ efforts, “The staff at Mazars have shown a great commitment and a real desire to be involved and understand how Sense enables people with complex disabilities to achieve their goals. The Sense Awards exist to celebrate the achievements of a company like Mazars and we are delighted to have awarded them with the ‘Collaboration of the Year’ award in recognition of their support.”

Harriet Walker, Corporate Adviser at Mazars, commented on the firm’s triumph, “It’s an absolute honour to raise money for a fantastic organisation. We’ve learned a lot about Sense. It’s been an opportunity for the firm to group together in the fundraising event.”

Related: Mazars employees get on their bikes for 1,000 miles charity ride.