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Abbey Business Group and Carers Gloucestershire announce fundraising partnership

PUBLISHED: 10:50 15 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:50 15 August 2018

(L-R): Richard Hastings, Cheryl Giles, Gail Mattocks, Susan Rawlings and Tim Poole

(L-R): Richard Hastings, Cheryl Giles, Gail Mattocks, Susan Rawlings and Tim Poole

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“We are over the moon to be chosen as Abbey’s charity of the year and are looking forward to creating a great partnership with this leading company.”

Abbey Business Group has been established in Cheltenham since 1989 and has evolved to becoming a leading supplier in all the areas it operates in - dedicated to helping create the very best in working environments.

Each year Abbey selects a charity to support over the course of the year. Over the next twelve months the team will embark on a number of different events from cake sales to quiz nights to one big event, to raise as much money as they can for Carers Gloucestershire. The events create a strong team ethos across the company whilst raising money for a charity that is pivotal to the local community.

Carers Gloucestershire believe that no one should have to face the challenges of caring alone. They offer a wide range of services, practical and emotional support, which help carers not only in their caring role but also, and importantly, to their live their own lives in a way that suits them, helping them to access opportunities for learning, leisure and employment; opportunities that others may take for granted.

In 2011 a census revealed that there were 63,000 carers in Gloucestershire, seven years later we can only assume that, that number has increased and each one of those need our help. Carers aren’t just a number in a statistic they are people/families, many of whom; have had to give up a job to care for someone, suffer financial hardship, feel isolated and lonely or have significant health problems of their own.

Dave Giles, Managing Director of Abbey Business Group said “This is a great partnership for us to embark on. Working with Carers Gloucestershire, who are a long-established charity in the local area means we will be able to see where our efforts go first hand. There are some exciting events planned over the next year or so, even something that might be a bit painful – at my suggestion. I look forward to seeing what the team can achieve.”

Tim Poole, CEO of Carers Gloucestershire said: “We are over the moon to be chosen as Abbey’s charity of the year and are looking forward to creating a great partnership with this leading company. As well as the opportunities for fundraising, linking with a prestigious Cheltenham employer will raise the profile of issues faced by unpaid carers and highlight the support that is available from Carers Gloucestershire.”

Abbey will be calling on the local business community to support their fundraising efforts throughout the year. If you’d like to join the team for any of their fundraising, get in-touch. Details can be found on the Abbey Business Group website.

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