We all like to give back to our local community and in the Spring of 2012 the directors and employees of Spurling Cannon decided to set up the Spurling Cannon Community Fund. Our objective is to support local charitable organisations, community groups and projects in the South-East of England as chosen by our employees.
Many of our employees and directors personally volunteer in a range of charitable organisations and service clubs such as Rotary, Roundtable and Scouting. Several hold trustee or director positions within various charities and community organisations. We therefore have extensive and practical experience in all aspects of running a charity, from day-to-day fundraising and administration, to financial and strategic planning and risk management. This has certainly helped us better understand our clients in the 3rd sector.
The Fund has enabled us to strengthen our ties with the local community and to raise money for local charities and community groups with meaningful and useful projects.
All of the monies raised by the fund are donated directly to the chosen organisation and all of the running costs are covered by Spurling Cannon
We endeavor to publish our community news and more in our newsletter which you can obtain by simply subscribing at the bottom of the page and we also provide up to date information via our Facebook, Twitter and social media pages links for which can again be found below.
In 2012/13 we supported the Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent, and through a number of fundraising activities and events, including our annual golf day, which was a great success, we were able to donate £1,708.31 to the charity.
In 2013 /14 we supported East Kent hospitals Charity, and in particular funds were raised for the special care baby unit at the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate. We managed to beat our previous years total and presented a cheque to the Special Care Baby Unit for £2,696.74
In 2014/15 we supported the Kent Air Ambulance and raised £2,663.00.
In 2015/16 we supported Catching Lives, a Canterbury based Charity supporting homelessness in Canterbury. Despite a very wet Golf Day we raised £2,125.85
In 2016/17 we will be supporting the Canterbury Oast Trust, which is a Charity which supports adults with learning disabilities. Our Golf day has been booked for 16th September 2016 at Broome Park Golf Club, to take part or support this event please contact us.
Below is a summary of the charities that the community fund has supported and amounts raised.
|Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent
|East Kent Hospitals (Special Care Baby Unit at QEQM)
|Kent Air Ambulance