Beaufort Financial announces involvement with BCF’s Business Philanthropy Club Volunteering Scheme

Last week Jim Fyfe and Teri Kearsey from Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) joined the Directors of Beaufort Financial at their headquarters to announce to the team that they are offering an extra day of paid leave a year to spend volunteering for a charity of their choice. The initiative aims to enable employees to get engaged with the local community and give something back.

BCF, a charitable grant-maker supporting hundreds of charities and voluntary organisations across Berkshire, are Beaufort Financial’s chosen Reading-based charity of the year and they launched their support for the organisation with a charity quiz hosted for local business professionals back in May.

Teri and Jim talked through the types of charities that Beaufort Financial’s staff could get involved with and urged the team to get involved with charities that they personally are passionate about.

Volunteering is so important to the groups BCF work with. They can give some groups grants, assistance raising their profile or just give advice, but unfortunately for some groups it’s not possible to do this so they are trying to get volunteers to make an impact in other ways.

Jim Fyfe, Philanthropy Director at BCF, said: Beaufort Financial are one of the first local businesses to get involved with BCF’s Business Philanthropy Club Volunteering Scheme. We are recognising how important it is for local businesses to enable their staff to set involved in the local community as it helps raise staff moral and highlight local issues that BCF are trying to address.

The Beaufort Financial staff are very pleased to be offered the chance to get involved with this initiative and have started researching local charities that could benefit from their skills and expertise.

Mark Dolby, Director at Beaufort Financial, said: We are proud to be able to give something back to our local community and believe that our staff, clients and the people of Berkshire will all benefit from this experience. At Beaufort we don’t just talk, we act and make things happen.