At Mercer & Hole we engage with the communities in which we work.
Following an internal election process for Mercer & Hole’s charity of the year for 2019 will be Macmillan Cancer Support.
We are also proud to be a Corporate Patron Sponsor of Rennie Grove Hospice Care.
The firm is a member of the MK Dons Sports Education Trust. We sponsor the MK Dons midfielder, Ed Upson as well as the MK Dons Player of the Year Awards.
We support food banks within the local communities of each of our four office; London, St Albans, Rickmansworth and Milton Keynes.
Throughout 2017 we will be supporting the celebrations of Milton Keynes turning 50. At the beginning of the year, Partner, Lisa Spearman cut the official birthday cake at the MK50 Birthday Weekend event.
In February, a team from our Rickmansworth office took part in the town’s Pancake Race.
Partner, Sandy Bell led a Rickmansworth team who helped The Friends of the Chorleywood House Estate with springtime gardening and groundwork maintenance.
We supported Red Nose Day for Comic Relief across each of our four offices by dressing down, baking cakes and taking part in fundraising games.
In 2016, we supported Save the Children with donations for wearing Christmas jumpers to work.
Partner, Gill Tallon led a team from our London office who volunteered to help feed the homeless in London with AMURT UK.
Our St Albans team baked in support of the A-T Society, raising money for those affected by Ataxia Telagiectasia, a rare genetic disorder.
We supported MK SNAP’s Autumn Gala dinner, the charity’. MK SNAP is a charity which offers professional support and training to individuals aged 16+ with learning difficulties, helping them with life and work skills.
We sponsored the St Albans Business Festival Finale Lunch, hosted by St Albans District Chamber of Commerce. The event was attended by over 130 people working in St Albans and surrounding districts.
Partner, Liz Cuthbertson led a team who helped to teach a group of over 55’s how to use mobile phones and tablets at Open School East in Hackney.
We volunteered at Open Door night shelter in St Albans, where a team of six added a ‘splash of colour’ to the garden area at Open Door by painting the garden fence, potting bedding plants and making sure the area was clean and tidy.
Partner, Lisa Spearman led a team of volunteers from Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants to serve lunch to the elderly at Finsbury & Clerkenwell Lunch Club.
We were proud to sponsor the St Albans Literary Festival, which featured over 40 different events.
We sponsored Hertfordshire Community Foundation’s launch of Hertfordshire Matters, the Foundation’s social needs analysis of the county.
Our team in Milton Keynes donned their hats in aid of Brain Tumour Research.
We volunteered to clear brambles and weeds at Highfield Park in St Albans.
Partner, Andrew Lawes led a green-fingered team from our Milton Keynes office who helped out at Urb Farm, a Social Enterprise which is all about growing food, growing communities and growing people.
Partner, Ross Lane led a team from St Albans Girl School to win the ‘Most money earned’ award in the Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge.
Our London office stepped in to support Suited & Booted, a charity in the City of London which helps vulnerable, unemployed and low-income men into employment by providing interview clothing and interview advice.
We competed in the St Albans Pancake Race.
We continued to support Dogs for Good and provided the puppies with a range of treats.
In 2015, we marked our 110th year of business and long association with St Albans by carrying out a series of ‘110’ themed goodwill gestures. During the year, we worked with Home Start, Highfield Park Trust, Herts County Show, The Camphill Family, Rennie Grove Hospice, St Albans & District Foodbank, Open Door, Alzheimer’s Society, Brain Tumour Research and Age Concern on a range of initiatives. We also supported Brain Tumour Research’s ‘Host for Hope’ campaign and the Welwyn Garden City branch of the Alzheimer’s Society. A team from the firm took part in St Albans’ first-ever Colour Blast Run event, fundraising for Rennie Grove Hospice.
In 2014, our Milton Keynes office celebrated its 25th anniversary and to celebrate we committed 25 acts of kindness, working with the Milton Keynes Community Foundation to identify worthy causes to support locally. This resulted in partners and staff volunteering at events taking place in Milton Keynes, including Disability Awareness Day and MK Play Day. We served lunch to the elderly at the Irish Centre, met socially excluded members of the local community at Can Do MK and served in a local charity shop to benefit Willen Hospice. The Mercer & Hole team brought in non-perishable goods to donate to the MK Food Bank and volunteered for the charity to sort, portion and deliver food parcels to those in need of them. We also sponsored ‘Smithy,’ a puppy at Dogs for Good (formerly known as Dogs for the Disabled).
We regularly take part in a range of seminars, on a local, national and international level. From working with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) to The International Accounting Group (TIAG) to local networking groups, we support the business community and interact with other professional services firms.
Collaborating with a variety of stakeholders in championing the skills, knowledge and experience available in St Albans, we have been pleased to support St Albans City & District Councils’ ‘City of Expertise’ campaign.
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