The Truro office of PKF Francis Clark has raised £3,442.49 for local charity Penhaligon’s Friends after it was named its charity of the year for 2017.
Penhaligon’s Friends is a charitable organisation that was formed in February 1995 to identify and address the needs of bereaved children in Cornwall, it adopted the Penhaligon Bear as a symbol of their wish to develop increased openness in home and school around bereavement.
The charity supports bereaved children, young people, parents and carers throughout the county and offers children and young people the chance to meet others and share their experiences, as well as practical resources for children and parents. It also delivers an extensive programme of training and advice for other childcare professionals and those interested in becoming a volunteer.
The colleagues at the accountants and business advisers Truro based office, had a busy year fund raising for the charity which included among other activities, bake sales, raffles, office dress down days and various sporting events.
Jason Mitchell, Partner at the Truro offices said:
“Childhood bereavement is such a traumatic event and it is something that we all wish just didn’t happen. We were really pleased to support Penhaligon’s Friends and the wonderful work they do locally supporting both children, young people, parents and carers.”
Julie Parker Manager at Penhaligon’s Friends said:
“I’d like to thank everyone at PKF Francis Clark for all their hard work over the last 12 months. Corporate donations are really important to us in enabling the charity to continue its work and make such a positive difference to the lives of those children and their families who are affected by bereavement.
At Penhaligon’s Friends we hope that bereaved children will not be seen as having problems. We want them to feel part of an organisation where others will really understand and share their experiences.