Running a full marathon is no easy task, yet for Matt Pentecost from Chippenham, the challenge was welcomed with open arms in order to raise money for the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation.
Matt, the newest member of the team at Berkley Square Private Clients, wanted to support the Foundation and give back to charities he admired.
Matt said: "I have been overwhelmed by the donations I have received and the support in preparation for the marathon. The training took its toll but the thrill of crossing the line made it all worth while. During our induction we met Mark Longbottom, head of the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation, who inspired me when I heard about the work they do."
Berkley Square Private Clients, now located at the top of Chippenham's Market Place, were in full support of Matt's challenge and will be exploring more ways to partake in fundraising for the Foundation. Having already delivered client events involving subsequent fundraising, Berkley Square are also looking to hold a Charity Ball early next year as well as looking into more challenges for the team to complete.
About St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation.
The St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation is the charitable arm of the St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group.
They have been supporting those in need since 1992, making a positive and lasting difference to people’s lives by awarding grants to charities registered in the UK to assist them in the incredible work they do every day. So far they have raised and distributed over £54 million to thousands of charities. The focus of the Foundation is on helping children and young people who have special needs or are disadvantaged, supporting the hospice movement throughout the UK as well as cancer charities.
If you would like to find more about applying for a grant for your registered charity with St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation, please visit: http://www.sjpfoundation.co.uk/apply-for-funding.aspx
Matt has so far raised over £750; completely smashing his £375 target and still going. If you'd like to find out more about Matt's story, take a look at his JustGiving page.
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