Maxwell Bond: where community matters

2020 and 2021 will be a big year for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Maxwell Bond, as team members pledge to increase their charity activity over the next twelve months. Putting people first, adding value, and giving back to the community are fundamental aspects of Maxwell Bond’s ethos which is why the team are committed to smashing last years charity targets and aiming even higher.

In 2019, Maxwell Bond raised £1400 for Forever Manchester, as well as donating a further £2000 to various other charities and projects, and managed to collect and donate 70 gifts for Cash for Kids. Whilst we are so proud of making a positive impact across some worthwhile causes, this year we want to do bigger and better.

As a business partner of Forever Manchester, a charity who funds a variety of community projects across Greater Manchester, Maxwell Bond already supports causes that make a difference locally. This year, marks Forever Manchester’s 30th birthday, and to celebrate this, we have decided to take on a ‘Thirty for Thirty’ challenge to raise money.

Marketing Executive Beth, and her partner Todd, will be taking on thirty mountains across England, Scotland and Wales, over the course of the year to raise money for Forever Manchester! Beth explained that “Forever Manchester’s goal is to make people smile and to bring happiness to communities across the county, so I could think of no better way to raise money for this, than by doing something that is both challenging, but that also brings me happiness. I’m hoping we can raise a lot of money for this great charity!”

The plan includes conquering the Yorkshire Three Peaks, the UK Three Peaks, a few Scottish Munroe’s, and the Welsh 3000 which is a two-day hike covering fourteen peaks, as well as many others! You can see the full list of mountains below as well their individual and cumulative ascents.

After a few minor setbacks, the challenge is due to start in February, with local mountain, Kinder Scout, before moving onto more adventurous treks and climbs across the country. Fundraising will begin closer to the first climb, through the Thirty for Thirty JustGiving page which is now live, and you will be able to keep up with all of Beth’s progress through Maxwell Bond’s social pages as well as her own website which will be launching soon with videos and blogs to keep you up to date!

At Maxwell Bond, we strongly believe in giving back to the community as much as possible and always putting people at the heart at what we do. Whether this is supporting our staff, our candidates, our clients, or those in need, people always matter. That’s why we have endeavoured to hit some more ambitious charity targets this year, which includes:

• An initial £5,000 donation target
• 100+ presents for Cash for Kids
• The Thirty for Thirty Challenge mentioned above

In addition to this, our consultants Charlotte and Jordan are currently training hard in preparation for th Manchester 10k in May this year. As a team they will be raising money for IGA (International Glaucoma Association) or Guide Dogs for the Blind. Charlotte, who's Dad suffers with severe Glaucoma explains that "glaucoma is an eye condition that is quite common in a lot of people. My dad has has lost his peripheral vision to the condition, and over time it will see him lose his eyesight completely. You don’t realise how much you take it for granted and how much help people with loss of sight need until you experience it first-hand.” Charlotte and Jordan will be fundraising through a JustGiving page which will go live nearer the time.

Charity, community, and ‘doing the right thing’ are fundamental values that Maxwell Bond is built upon. But we can’t do it without you. So, if you have any suggestions or would like more information about the charities we support or what we have planned over the next year, please get in touch with our Marketing Executive Beth.