Set up in 2007, Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ charitable trust aims to give back to the communities within which we operate with our time, advice and financial assistance. Since it was formed, the trust has raised over £186,000 helping numerous worthy causes over the three counties of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire, with a variety of successful events, from the ever popular Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ charity quiz, to VIP fashion shows, balls and dinners.
A great deal of the events are set up in partnership with local or regional charities, and are organised to be a fun, social occasion that promotes networking and raises as much money as possible. The monies are then distributed by the trustees – including partners of Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ as well as independent local professionals.
In recent years, notable donations made by the charitable trust have been a donation of over £20,000 to the Royal British Legion, as a result of the firm’s James Bond themed Ball in November 2011, the Three Choirs Festival and Help for Heroes as well as to local causes such as those to support hospices, under priviledged families, chemotherapy unit funding, community school play equipment, baby breathing support systems and mobility equipment providers to name but a few.
Other charities to benefit from Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ charitable trust include the New Hope Charity, St Richards Hospice, DeafBlind UK and British Red Cross. Partners and members of staff also support and give their time to a variety of other voluntary organisations, from OOPS (promoting arts in the local communities), to Worcester Rowing Club, local schools and Theatres.
One of the latest fundraising efforts come from Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ partner and trustee, Mathew Waddington, who took part in a sponsored bike ride to raise money for terminally ill children. Mat commented “The idea was to raise money for charity by doing ‘a little bike ride’. The challenge was to ride the Coast-to-Coast route some 134 miles between Workington and Sunderland, Irish Sea to North Sea with the Pennines blocking the way like an angry prop forward – mountainous and unforgiving. “Ok”, I thought, “how many days will that take?” The answer was not what I was hoping for. We had to do it in one day.”
Mat continued: “With a 1am start and regular stops en route, featuring such gourmet delights as army boil in a bag instant meal and out of date isotonic drinks, we eventually found ourselves at 7.30pm in beautiful Sunderland. I ache in places I didn’t know even existed, but it was worth it. We raised over £2,000 for the Joshua Foundation – who organise experiences of a lifetime for terminally ill patients.”
Jonathan Brew, Trustee and Senior Partner at Harrison Clark Rickerbys says “Giving back to our community remains an absolute priority within the firm, and we are thrilled to be able to say so many staff and partners of Harrison Clark Rickerbys continue this outside the Charitable Trust.”
Registered Charity Number: 1120534
All donations, however ever large or small can make a big difference to local good causes. To make your donation, please send cheque payment in the name of ‘Harrison Clark Rickerbys Charitable Trust’ to: