Dorchester Chamber for Business members Albert Goodman Chartered Accountants, Tax Advisors and Financial Planners have a strong sense of community and feel it’s important to contribute to our local charitable and community environment.
Every year we promote a charity of the year. This year our Charity of the Year is Mind, with 60% of funds raised going to Mind in Somerset, 20% going to Dorset Mind and 20% going to Bristol Mind (based on the split of our offices).
Mind are a mental health charity that offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf. It also works to raise public awareness and understanding of issues relating to mental health.
Every year, staff from each of our offices in Taunton, Bristol, Yeovil, Weston-Super-Mare and Weymouth vote for a charity to support. Many of the charities are chosen due to personal connections with our people and their families. Staff are encouraged to carry out fundraising for the annual charity, led by a charity fundraising team, with a representative from each office or department taking part. The Albert Goodman partners match fund amounts raised by staff to really maximise our impact.
Last year we raised £12,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.