Supporting charities and groups that are meaningful to our team members, clients and the wider community has never been more important.
From raising money for vital community causes to sponsoring dragon boat races, we regularly come together to raise money and support vital charities and organisations in Lincolnshire and beyond.
In April 2018, the International Bomber Command Centre opened after nine years of fundraising. The £13m centre includes the UK's tallest war memorial and an interpretation centre to remember the one million men and women from 62 countries who came together in Bomber Command during World War Two.
From day one of fundraising, Duncan & Toplis helped the organisation make the most of every donation by minimising costs and wastage while making sure the centre's finance function was fit for purpose and conformed to complex financial regulations and VAT rules.
As members of the community themselves, the team was proud to be working on the project. The International Bomber Command Centre is now successfully operating commercially to share stories of Britain's past with generations of people.
We're lucky to work with people who are all extremely generous and passionate about their community. We sponsored the annual Beaumond House Community Hospice Winter Ball at the start of 2018. It was a fantastic evening of dancing and delicious food. The cherry on top was finding out that almost £16,000 was raised for the hospice! The team in Newark also raises funds through bake sales, 'wear it blue' events and monopoly tournaments throughout the year to help pay for much-needed refurbishments.
We had some fun and did some fundraising last summer with dozens of business people from across Lincolnshire at our annual Charity Golf Day, raising thousands for local charities. The event has been a company tradition for almost 30 years.
The whole company also raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support by hosting a series of community Coffee Mornings last year, and over the festive period, we celebrated the season of giving with a Christmas present appeal. Each of our 11 offices accepted new and unused toys and gifts for children who are supported by Lincolnshire County Councils social care teams.
2019 sees us carrying on with our efforts to support our local community. We're once again continuing to support our favourite good causes and local groups: We'll be baking, running, rowing, shaving our heads and playing Monopoly for charities and deserving causes. We're proud to have supported our community over the years, and we'll continue to dedicate our time and efforts to help make an even bigger difference for many years to come.