30+ years of supporting communities
Whilst fund raising for local charities has always been an integral part of our commitment to supporting the community around us, our approach used to be quite informal.
That was until 2021, when Mather Jamie commemorated its 30-year anniversary.
As a way to celebrate working with our clients and partners to create residential communities and local economic wealth through the provision of quality commercial enterprises we decided to really focus our efforts and set a goal to raise £30,000 in our 30th year.
By the end of that year, we’d actually raised over £55,000 from a variety of unusual events and, since then, we have tried our best to be even more inventive and unusual with our events.
Our charity events have included a Top Gear style challenge (Bangers & Cash) whereby teams were challenged to buy a £500 ‘banger’ and drive to six well known Leicestershire landmarks and finish the day with a series of drag races at Prestwold Airfield. We had so much fun and raised so much we have repeated this event in 2023.
These are some of the more unusual events, but we’ve also sponsored a rocket, baked cakes and held curry lunches, cycled the equivalent of the 13 highest peaks in the world and taken part in golf days and It’s a knock out challenges.
When we engage with our clients, especially when we are working with landowners on strategic land planning with development potential, ﬁrst and foremost, we seek to understand their needs, but almost always there is a mutual desire to create something that will add value to the community.
Of course, as well as building communities, this also involves extending a helping hand to others, and with this in mind we have always tried to raise money for local charities.
The charities we have committed to support are; One Roof LEICESTER, LOROS and Rainbows Children’s Hospice, which is very close to our offices in Loughborough.
All charities have suffered over recent years and we hope that with the support of our clients, partners and employees that we will be able to help them carry on doing the great work they do within their local communities.
Here is a little bit more information about what each charity does to explain why we have chosen to support them.