Wiltshire charities boosted by Optimum fundraising

By Nick Batten on 1 March, 2021

Two charities are better off to the tune of £3,000 thanks to the support of Swindon’s Optimum Professional Services.

The fundraising efforts – including a quiz (held in February last year, before the first lockdown) – topped £3,000, which will be split equally between the two good causes: mental health charity Wiltshire MIND and children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

The team also raised money via Swindon Half Marathon sponsorship, bake-offs and dress-down days. All donations made to Optimum’s legal team for witnessing documents were also put into the pot.

Locally, Optimum helped Swindon Foodbank in the run-up to Christmas, by collecting enough donations to fill eight crates. The firm also supports many national fundraising events, like Christmas Jumper Day.

In addition, During 2021, Optimum will be raising funds for the Youth Adventure Trust (YAT), based in Wiltshire, which uses outdoor activity to change the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children aged 11 to 15. 

Rob Stokes, Head of Audit & Accounts at Optimum, said, “We’re proud our team takes time to support a different charity each year, and also help other good causes along the way. Even during the pandemic, despite many of our fundraising plans having to be cancelled, we have tried to help as much as possible.”

Philippa Cox, Corporate Partnerships Manager at YAT, said, “We are delighted to be working with Optimum Professional Services and their staff. Together we will be able to positively transform vulnerable young people who live and go to school within a three-mile radius of their office.”

Rob added, “We are looking forward to working with and helping YAT and are now seeing what fundraising ideas we can come up with. We may even put on our walking shoes and take part in YAT’s 10 Peaks Challenge in July!”

Optimum specialises in tax, audit and legal services, including conveyancing, wills and probate. 

For more information, email info@opts.co.uk, call 01793 538 198 or visit https://www.optps.co.uk/.

Pictured above: (left to right) Karen Gleed and Amy Mathews with food bank donations.