Dronfield-based independent financial planners, Belmayne, will be focusing their fundraising efforts this year on two small local organisations that assist people living with disabilities.
The community champions have chosen to split the money raised in 2023 by the Belmayne Foundation between Chesterfield’s Fairplay and the Just Good Friends Club.
Since its launch in 2019, the Belmayne Foundation has donated more than £36,000 to registered charities that support health and wellbeing and provide relief to those in need. This year, all funds will be split equally between the two selected groups.
Fairplay has been improving the lives of children and young people with disabilities since 1992. From its purpose-built centre in Chesterfield and outreach locations in surrounding areas, it arranges clubs and themed groups, as well home-based care for those with complex needs.
The Just Good Friends Club supports adults with learning disabilities, arranging social events and new activities in a safe and friendly environment. Currently, this includes weekly evening clubs in Bolsover, Ripley, Chesterfield, Pinxton, Clowne and Worksop, two daytime social hubs and a monthly nightclub event.
In addition to fundraising, Belmayne has committed to providing a day’s paid leave to any employee who wishes to volunteer at a charity. This can be at one of the groups supported by the foundation since its inception or an organisation of their choice.
Belmayne partner, Ben Smalley, said: “We are excited to begin work with our new annual charities. Between them, they offer vulnerable people support from cradle to grave, something that is consistent with our own brand values, and both have a direct impact on the community we serve.”
The firm has been a member of the Personal Finance Society’s Financial Vulnerability Taskforce since its launch two years ago and is committed to recognising vulnerability in all its forms, ensuring consumers receive high quality, appropriate financial advice.