Suffolk accountancy firm, Knights Lowe takes a look back at its calendar of support for staff and the local community as 2024 approaches, embracing the spirit of giving throughout the year.
Demonstrating its dedication to chosen charity, Headway Suffolk, the firm has taken part in a number of creative fundraising events to support those with brain injury, stroke or other neurological conditions.
Kicking things off in February, the team were put through their paces with a Virtual Land’s End to John O’Groats Challenge, walking, running, swimming or cycling the equivalent or the 874 miles from the bottom to the top of the UK’s mainland.
Following on from this, a charity cake sale in April and a high-octane Red Lodge Karting fundraiser gave more staff members a chance to get involved and raise money for the charity. The Red Lodge event saw an impressive turnout from other local businesses, won by Atkins Dellow Solicitors Team B after a fierce competition.
However, its crowning achievement for the charity was its annual Golf Day at Barnham Broom, raising £2350 with a day of golfing, refreshments and an auction with prizes donated by local businesses including The Waterfront Bar & Bistro, Red Lodge Karting and National Trust Ickworth House.
The firm is delighted to announce that Headway will be its Charity of the Year in 2024 – with an adrenaline-fueled skydive already in the works.
Elsewhere in the local community, the Knights Lowe team were out in the unpredictable March weather to take part in the Chariots of Fire relay, raising funds for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.
Finishing off the year on a giving note, the firm enjoyed a day collecting donations for Bury St Edmunds Women’s Aid, raising £400 to be given as gift cards to major retailers, providing a valuable opportunity to purchase gifts as well as necessities.
Recognising its role in the community, the firm also extended a number of wellbeing opportunities and activities to its team, beginning with June’s Painting Passions session – providing staff the opportunity to express themselves through art.
In September, a Knights Lowe delegation stepped outside, got moving and collaborated with a coastal clean-up along the Norfolk coast at Walcott Beach, Sea Palling Beach and Waxham Beach.
Finally, the firm marked October by signing the Mental Health at Work Comittment, a “simple framework” designed to support the mental health of all staff in the long term, creating an inclusive and understanding culture.
Managing Director, James Knights, said: “It’s been a wonderful year for us at Knights Lowe, for both client work and the work that we do beyond our desks, for staff, for charity and for the community.
“We recognise our responsibility towards the Suffolk community and we’re proud to be in a position to offer the range of support that we provide.
“I’d like to thank everyone at the firm and beyond that have helped us this year.”