The Grant Thornton team voted to support MK Snap, which offers professional support to people with a range of learning disabilities and challenges, and has since visited the organisation’s base at Walnut Tree to see for themselves the charity’s work.
The office has also been raising money for other local causes including over £900 for the MK Rotary Club through a Swimathon; £220 for Cancer Research from a pizza lunch; a Royal Legion poppy sale in November which raised £160 and a summer internship challenge which raised £375.
Kevin Gale, Grant Thornton’s practice leader in Milton Keynes, said: “It is fantastic to see our team helping to raise money for these important causes in Milton Keynes which they themselves selected. We are very proud of what we have achieved this year and hope to raise even more money in 2015.”
Staff (pictured) also visited the Milton Keynes food bank to drop off a delivery of food that had been donated over the past month.
MK Snap chief executive Maureen McColl said: “We are thrilled to be supported by such a high-profile organisation as Grant Thornton and their contribution will make a real difference to those most in need.”
Grant Thornton has already raised over £600 through a Great Milton Keynes Bake Off, Dress Down Fridays and a Christmas raffle, with further plans for 2015 including a Shrove Tuesday Flipathon, a St George’s Day afternoon tea and a Barn Dance.
Mr Gale said: “MK Snap is a passionate organisation that makes a lasting and positive impact on the people it supports. The charity has great vision and ambitious plans to expand its learning programmes. We are excited to join them on their journey by helping to raise money, not just this Christmas, but throughout 2015.”
As part of an ongoing commitment to support local causes, Grant Thornton also donates a one off sum each year to a fund administered by the Milton Keynes Community Foundation which provides grants to local projects and community groups across Milton Keynes.