Independent accountancy firm Campbell Dallas and its staff expect to raise more than £50k this year following the launch of the Campbell Dallas Charity Foundation that matches pound for pound money staff raise for their favorite causes.
The Foundation was established in 2016 to promote awareness of the problems in society and encourage staff to support the charities that tackle these challenges.
The firm appointed 20 Foundation ambassadors who encourage involvement in fund-raising projects and facilitate the support of the firm. Each member of staff is also entitled to 2 day’s leave for volunteering in support of charitable projects.
In the last year 25 different charities have benefited, including the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, Bobath, CHAS and RSABI (the Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Society). The latest is the Beatson Cancer Charity, which received more than £6k after 25 members of the team completed the Glasgow Kiltwalk.
Much of the Foundation’s work is at local office level and touches local charities and support groups within reach of each of their offices. On a national scale the Foundation works with nationwide charity and support groups to maximise their impact.
Partner and Head of the Charity Foundation, David Hunter says the Foundation has been an important focus for the firm and staff: “By encouraging and supporting staff to help people that are in need the culture of the firm has also benefited. There is a strong, internal culture of community and it is important that staff know we support those that support others. Staff have responded really well, particularly to the idea that they can raise funds for the charity of their choice. Everyone benefits as a result.”