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Date: 16 December 2022

Author: Rachel Bartlett

Together, we’ve raised over £18,000 for charity

Our responsibility for doing better doesn’t stop at just ourselves and our clients. At MSP we are passionate about the community we live and work in; we’re always looking for ways that we can make a positive change within it.

This year, we’ve launched our in-house Community Committee. Collectively they’ve helped the company to donate over £18,000 and even hosted charitable events to help raise vital funds for charities – like our Volleyball Championships in 2022 which raised £5,000 for Julia’s House and Lewis Manning.

Every year the team take on a Christmas Charity Challenge to help support a cause close to our hearts.

This is our big fundraising event each year, where the whole team, our clients and friends can all get involved giving money towards a charity.

Donating £7,000 after our 12-hour Triathlon

This year we chose to support Young Lives vs Cancer, a charity who provide emotional and physical support to young people who have been diagnosed with cancer, and help their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them.

More than half of the team members at MSP Capital ran, cycled and rowed from 6am to 6pm in the 12-hour Triathlon in aid of Young Lives vs Cancer.

Together we covered an equivalent distance of 330 miles using a treadmill, static bike and rowing machine at our Poole office. So far supporters have donated £3,388, which will be doubled by MSP Capital to become just under £7,000 for the charity.

Among those cheering us on was Liz Blunt, Senior Fundraising Engagement Manager at Young Lives vs Cancer.

Liz said: “It was absolutely wonderful to come by the office and meet the fantastic staff from MSP Capital. A massive thank you to them for their incredible triathlon.”

Launching our Volleyball Tournament

Our first ever beach volleyball tournament raised £5,000 for two hospice charities, Julia’s House and Lewis Manning.

We welcomed ten teams from the Dorset business community to do battle on Bournemouth beach in our first ever such event. At the end of a keenly contested series of rounds, the winners were Bournemouth IT consultancy, QuoStar.

Among the spectators cheering us on our favourites were, AFC Bournemouth striker Kieffer Moore and ex-Cherries forward Steve Fletcher. Steve Fletcher also presented the winners’ trophy at the end of the tournament.

Chris Frost, Director of competitor Frost & Co, said:

“The event was great, a perfect chance to get away from our desks and bond as a team outside the office on our local beach. We have been long standing supporters of Julia’s House so this is a fantastic way to support both them and MSP Capital who have done a super job organizing this event.”


We supported a local homelessness charity

Measuring the true scale of homelessness is difficult as it involves a range of scenarios including rough sleeping, sofa surfing and temporary stays in hostels, shelters and B&Bs. Routes to Roots, who mark their 20th anniversary this year, are a charity that helps people living with homelessness.

As part of our support for the community, Team MSP gathered and gifted socks, jumpers, coats and dried and tinned foods. Each individual item was then matched with a £5 contribution from the company centrally.

All together this initiative meant we donated 150 items and £750 to help the charity continue it’s hard work.

Other Charitable giving

The role of the Community Committee includes managing our adhoc donations to other fundraisers and causes. This year we’ve donated over £4,000 to charities or fundraisers. Below is a list of some of the additional charities we’ve supported:

  • Cash for Kids
  • Dorset Children’s Foundation
  • Bournemouth Charity Club
  • Geoff Smith Foundation
  • Dorset Mind
  • Warchild
  • Porchlight
  • Creative Response Arts Limited
  • ACTS Fund (NHS)
  • My Times Young Carers
  • AFCB Community Trust
  • Parkinson’s
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Teenage Cancer Trust
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