A North East accountancy firm has set itself an ambitious target to raise £100,000 for local and national charities to mark its centenary year.
Robson Laidler Accountants and Business Advisors, which is based in Jesmond, will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2020. Staff have pledged to raise £1,000 for every year it has been in business by then.
Over the next four years, the firm will seek to raise the substantial amount of cash through various fundraising activities including next year’s Three Peaks challenge.
The firm has given all staff 7.5 hours per year to volunteer within work hours. Some initiatives so far have seen staff painting garden furniture at a community bowling club in Newcastle, bag packing at supermarkets and talking to young people about careers in accountancy at local schools.
The firm asked staff to vote for a Charity of the Year to give focus to the fundraising activities. For the first 12 months, Dementia UK has been selected to receive the bulk of the funds raised.
The staff are also aiming to achieve 100 different successes including supporting 100 charities and taking part in 100 different charitable activities.
Robson Laidler has set up a Just Giving page to help achieve its fundraising target.
Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Robson-Laidler to donate.