09 Mar The Beginning
A very warm welcome to the Eight Foundation.
So, what have the Foundation team been up to since we officially launched? I’m delighted to report that it’s even more than we thought possible!
We can advise you that our very first grant was awarded to the incredibly inspiring Bethany Tiller. Sadly, Beth, at the age of 16, is living with terminal cancer. The grant allowed the family to spend precious time together at a dream forest lodge giving her and her family memories that will forever be in their hearts. This also touched every member of staff involved in the fundraising and inspired all to keep working on raising funds to support more of the Eight Wealth community moving forwards.
It is with great sadness to let you all know Beth passed away in April 2018 so it really was a privilege to do this for them all.
Everyone here at Eight Foundation send all our love and thoughts to all of Beths family & friends xx
We could not have thought of a more deserving family for our first grant and are pleased that the experience was enjoyed so much and created those all important memories. The award encompasses everything the Foundation is about.
Thank you to Sarah McCormack, a member of the Eight Wealth Management New Business team, for the introduction.
To date, the inventive and sometimes mind boggling ideas of how to raise money started off with a bang!
- We auctioned off 2 Paddington Bears to staff and clients.
- At our staff Christmas Party tickets were sold with 3 mystery boxes being the prize of varying content. A terrible box of useless items through to a luxury hamper. This raffle was very well supported by the staff and their guests.
- The most inventive activity by far! During the Christmas event, 4 willing volunteers (staff) put themselves up for human auction! Attendees were able to bid for their chosen volunteer who would have to work for the successful bidder for half a day doing what they chose (within reason!). The CEO’s services are being put to good use and he will be learning to ballroom dance! The Christmas activities raised an astronomical £5,960.
Finally, and the most exciting, 100% of Eight Wealth Management staff and Advisers will be donating to the charity on a monthly basis. This alone produces a significant amount of money towards the charity to help worthy causes.
We have a number of ideas floating around for fundraising during 2018. The first being the challenge of rowing the length of the Thames, all 360,000 meters of it, within 36 hours, with no breaks, on a concept 2 rower. The challenge will be made much more eventful and exciting and expect further news to follow on how to become involved!
Looking ahead, the biggest event of the year is the Gala dinner. This will be held on the evening of Friday 11th of May in the ‘wow’ setting of The Natural History Museum, London’s, Hintze Hall. The food and entertainment will be of the highest quality to keep you and your guests entertained throughout the evening. It is expected to be an amazing event and tickets are now on sale.
Please speak to us if you wish to be part of this truly memorable night which you will be talking to your friends and family about after the evening! Or better still, bring them along to enjoy the delights with you!
If you have any ideas of challenges or ways to raise money or of course potential grant ideas, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Until next month, thank you for reading our update.
In the meantime, remember,