February 2021

Two charities are better off to the tune of £3,000 thanks to the support of Swindon’s Optimum Professional Services – OPS. And they’ve selected another to support during 2021. In this way Optimum team boost charities’ coffers.

Fundraising efforts – including a quiz (held in February last year, before the first lockdown) – topped £3,000. Optimum will split that in equal measure between the two good causes:

1. Mental health charity Wiltshire MIND and …
2. Children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

The team also raised money via:
1.Swindon Half Marathon sponsorship,
2. bake-offs and
3. dress-down days.

Besides that, all donations made to the firm’s legal team for witnessing documents went into the pot.

Optimum team boost charities' coffers - foodbank donations

Optimum team boost charities’ coffers – Swindon Foodbank

Locally, OPS helped Swindon Foodbank in the run up to Christmas, by collecting enough donations to fill eight crates. They also support many national fundraising events, like Christmas Jumper Day.

During 2021, they will be raising funds for the Youth Adventure Trust (YAT), based in Wiltshire. They use outdoor activity to change the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children aged 11 to 15. 

“We’re proud our team take time to support a different charity each year, and also help other good causes along the way,” said Rob Stokes, head of Audit & Accounts at the firm. “Even during the pandemic, despite having to cancel many of our fundraising plans, we’ve tried to help as much as possible.”

Philippa Cox, Corporate Partnerships Manager at YAT, said: “We’re delighted to work with OPS and their staff. Together we can bring positive transformaton to vulnerable young people who live and go to school within a three mile radius of their office.”

Rob added: “We are looking forward to working with and helping YAT and are now seeing what fundraising ideas we can come up with. We may even put on our walking shoes and take part in YAT’s 10 Peaks Challenge in July!”

Optimum Professional Services

OPS specialises in tax, audit and legal services, including conveyancing, wills and probate. For more information, email info@opts.co.uk, call 01793 538 198 or visit https://www.optps.co.uk/.

For more information about the work of the Youth Adventure Trust, visit https://www.youthadventuretrust.org.uk/.