Punter Southall Aspire is a member of the Business in the Community | Princes Responsible Network whose aim is to mobilise the collective strength of their membership to be a force for good in society by creating a skilled, inclusive workforce today and for the future, build thriving communities in which to live and work and innovate to repair and sustain our planet.
We work within our local communities to support local causes. Volunteers from every one of our offices across the UK play an active role in their local communities.
Punter Southall Aspire are proud recipients of the Bronze Payroll Giving Quality Mark 2019, in recognition of our staff's regular collective donations to charity through the Give as You Earn scheme.
York get baking for Macmillan!
Friday 28th September was the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Each year, Macmillan asks people all over the UK to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to the charity to assist with their research and support.
With last year’s coffee morning having raised over £27 million nationally, Punter Southall Aspire’s York office wanted to try and help make this year’s total even higher!
Commenting on the fundraising, York-based Principle Caroline Gains said: ‘We love taking part in the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning each year and knowing that we’re helping raise much-needed money to support everything that Macmillan does. This year’s cakes were a particularly tasty bunch and the winner of the unofficial bake-off competition was a Forest Fruits cake...I’m looking forward to next year’s selection already!’
We were very pleased to get involved with the Lord Mayor’s City Giving Day for the first time in 2018, and it was great to see so many of our London team taking on challenges like time-pressured cycling, or getting stuck into baking new recipes! We’re looking forward to taking part in the next CGD already, and raising funds for the charities the Lord Mayor’s Appeal supports.
Charities supported for the next three years are:
Helping children who face bullying, abuse and neglect.
“Somewhere to go, something to do, someone to talk to” – providing teenagers with Youth Zones.
To develop wellbeing in the City.
Fundraising for Marie Curie
Phil Casey, a Managing Principal in our Oxford office, has worked hard to raise awareness for the wonderful Marie Curie charity, including donning a tabard and daffodil hat to collect money. Combined donations from our London and Oxford offices raised enough to pay for eleven hours of nursing care for someone at the end of their life.
Our London City office is near the edge of the City of London and only a few steps away is the Sir John Cass Foundation primary school which has several hundred pupils on its roll.
Punter Southall Aspire staff volunteer to read with pupils during lunchtimes, helping the next generation of thinkers.
We were recently very glad to be able to donate some PS Aspire water bottles and notebooks to the school to help the new Nursery and Reception pupil intakes.
Commenting, Head Teacher Miss Allan said: “Thank you so much for the donation. It is very much appreciated. At a time when budgets are tight for schools both the books and the water bottles have been greatly received. It is our intention for all Nursery and Reception children to be issued with new water bottles next term so thank you very much."