Brewin Dolphin’s SW offices fundraising drive for HeartSWell

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Authored by sue bradbury
Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 3:10pm

Brewin Dolphin’s Southwest offices (Exeter, Plymouth and Truro) raised over £6000 for their chosen charity last year HeartSWell Southwest. The offices went the extra mile with several fundraising initiatives undertaken over the course of the year.

HeartSWell Southwest aims to make a positive difference to people in the Southwest affected by heart disease or a heart condition. They provide accommodation for relatives, friends and carers of people undergoing treatment in hospitals across the Southwest, while also placing defibrillator units regionally. For more information, visit: https://www.heartswell.org.uk/

Among the fundraising initiatives undertaken by Brewin Dolphin’s Southwest offices was a Southwest regional lasagne lunch, whereby team members cooked various dishes and donated £10 each to eat together. Investment manager Kelly Eva (Brewin Dolphin Plymouth) painted portraits and donated all the money raised, a World Cup sweepstake was held, and for the fifth year running two annual conker competitions took place, competed in by local firms of solicitors, accountants and a team from Brewin Dolphin. Teams from the Southwest offices also spent their designated volunteering day at the charity having first aid training and learning how to use the defib units as well as undertaking some gardening at HeartSWell lodge.

Throughout the year, Brewin Dolphin’s Southwest offices also collected money from a summer party raffle, Christmas jumper day, Christmas luxury hamper draws, and by sponsoring the charity’s summer ball.

Tim Walker, Head of Office, Brewin Dolphin Southwest, said: “Brewin Dolphin as a company has always believed in giving back to its local communities. I am so proud of how teams across our three Southwest offices (Exeter, Plymouth, Truro) have pulled together and undertaken a variety of wonderful fundraising activities to raise money for HeartSWell. The money will make a difference to the charity’s continued work of helping those affected by, or those caring for, someone with a heart condition.”

He added: “We continue to strive to serve our local clients with the expertise and knowledge of our dedicated investment managers and financial planners in order to best meet their evolving financial needs.”