THE Thames Valley branch of global accountancy and advisory firm Grant Thornton has chosen Parents And Children Together (PACT) as its charity of the year.
23 Jun 2014
Staff at the company’s Reading, Oxford and Winnersh offices voted PACT for its 2014/15 partnership from a short list of charities.
PACT supports vulnerable families through outstanding adoption services, permanent fostering, award-winning therapeutic support and community projects in London and the south.
The partnership was launched on Friday 20th June with simultaneous events at the company’s offices in Winnersh and Oxford. Staff enjoyed a pizza lunch and learned more about their new charity partner and the ways they can get involved and support the charity.
Staff were asked to take on a Pact for PACT, which could be displaying an adoption poster in the local community; walking, running or cycling for PACT or even a sponsored sky dive.
PACT Fundraising Manager Laura Senior said: “The partnership is already off to a great start with a raffle raising £850 for PACT.
“Grant Thornton staff are also taking part in a World Cup sweepstake and are auctioning off items to raise money for FACTS therapeutic services for adopted and fostered children.
“We will be inviting Grant Thornton staff to visit PACT’s specially equipped family therapy room in Reading to gain an understanding of how vital their support is.”
Tash Pettiford-White from Grant Thornton said: “We are thrilled to have PACT as our new charity partner in the Thames Valley. Our people have carefully chosen PACT from a number of worthwhile charities and I think this is testament to how many families are touched by adoption and fostering and the wonderful activities of PACT.”
“I am pleased from a personal perspective that PACT was successful as my husband and I adopted two children two years ago. PACT is a great charity that does amazing work finding children forever families”
Any companies who would like to find out more about a charity partnership with PACT should contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured is PACT Recruitment and Publicity Manager Francesca Fogell with Katie Baker from Grant Thornton