HCR’s spare currency appeal raises £17,744

12th December 2023

HCR has raised over £17,744 for charity following a month-long campaign, which saw staff donating spare currency from around the world in a bid to raise funds for local homeless shelters and foodbanks in the firm’s ten office locations.

Coins and notes of all denominations were collected from staff in each office – with prizes given for the most remote currency donated, and the highest number of currencies donated by an individual.

The most remote coin donated came from the Cook Islands – a huge 10,037 miles from the firm’s Cambridge office where it was donated.

Managing Partner, Rod Thomas, kindly personally pledged to double the amount raised in the fourth week, which came to £2,753, taking the overall total to £8,872. The firm also fund-matched, which doubled the amount raised, leading to the final total.

Each individual office charity will receive £1,750, with cheques being sent during December.

Adam Finch, Partner and trustee of the firm’s charity, said: “Providing support to the communities our offices are in has always been important to us. I’m delighted we were able to raise funds for local homeless shelters and foodbanks which are often under strain at this time of year.”