Antony Batty & Company in the Community
Here at Antony Batty & Company we take our corporate social responsibility seriously, and our staff are always encouraged to do what they can for their respective communities, either as an individual, through their local ABc office or as part of the company as a whole. Our community activities are featured on this page.
February 2021: Easter Egg Delivery to Encircles by Clive Fortis
In his day job, Clive Fortis is one of our directors. He heads up our Bournemouth, Salisbury and South West & Wales offices and helps financially distressed businesses and individuals at times of financial hardship. Recently, Clive has chosen to support Encircles, a homeless, loneliness, isolation and poverty alleviation charity based in Salisbury.
Here, Clive can be seen about to deliver a donation of 100 Easter eggs to Encircle, as part of their mission to: “Help our homeless friends by feeding them and helping them find accommodation, as well as being a friendly face and providing a willing ear.”
She organised a virtual Sponsored virtual run/walk/cycle/scoot/skate from Lands End to John O’Groats on behalf of the Friends of Iron Acton Primary School to raise £1,000 for the school over the first two weeks of February. That’s a distance of 874 miles! And Adrian was one of the participants.
The idea is to use the money raised to help fund equipment for the school and get the children outdoors and exercising during lockdown.
We’re delighted to report that the target has been exceeded, with £1,100 raised so far. Well done Kate, Adrian and all the team!
February 2021: Elaine Wilkins’ Mental Health First Aider Training
Mental Health has never been more important, not least because of the spotlight that the stresses and strains caused by the Covid-19 lockdowns have caused at work and at home.
Elaine, who is based at our Bournemouth Office, is currently undergoing her Mental Health First Aider training, organised by the Ouch Training Team from Wimborne in Dorset. There are 4 training sessions with a total of 17 hours of learning, which will help attenders understand about mental health, what the signs are what the risks are and, most importantly, what to do about it.
Elaine is due to complete the course on 8th March, and will focus on helping those clients facing bankruptcy cope with the mental stress and strain.
Staff at all of our offices took part in ‘Wear it Pink’ on Friday 23rd October 2020 in support of the wonderful work that Breast Cancer Now does in raising funds to invest in Breast Cancer research (nearly £250 million to date) and for providing care to those suffering with it.
We are absolutely delighted to report that we raised a total of £515 for the campaign, and as our certificate says: “You wore it pink, and now you’re helping to create a better future for everyone affected by Breast Cancer.” Click here for the full story.