We are the proud, exclusive sponsor of a fantastic local charity called The Rugby Portobello Trust operating in Notting Hill and North Kensington. The Trust contributes to our local community through a wide range of activities and learning programmes which aims to raise the self-esteem and independence of the vulnerable and homeless. At present, they work with about 750 young people under the age of 25 every week and have achieved outstanding results for our local community.
We support the charity in various different ways. Each year, we have up to six volunteers from Marsh & Parsons who run the London Marathon to raise money for the Trust and we also have 10 staff members running
The British 10k London Run.
We also support the annual Drinks Party & Shopping Night and Christmas Fair which are always a huge success offering great stalls ranging from shoes to jewellery to pickles. There is always a significant turn-out of supporters who have the opportunity to enjoy a few glasses of wine while they do their Christmas shopping. The silent auction also contributes a huge amount to the night which includes, for example, signed books, spa weekends, signed sporting memorabilia and holidays abroad. We are fortunate enough to boast our very own in-house ‘Hot Air Balloonist’ and last Christmas we offered shoppers the chance to bid on an exclusive flight.
In 2007, the total money raised reached in the region of £20,000 and all proceeds will be going towards an extremely worthy and local cause. For more information about any projects in 2008, please contact Lucy McGinley on 020 7313 5275.
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