Kent firm of accountants, Accounting Workshop, selected The Kent Foundation as their charity of the year for 2016.
Julian Kirkness, Chairman of The Kent Foundation was delighted to accept a donation of £1,500 from the philanthropic team from Accounting Workshop, Ashford. The adventurous team, comprising Senior Partner, Lisa Brown and colleagues Georgina King and Lawry Vorster trekked 50 kilometres around the Peak District National Park. At their highest point, Kinder Scout, they reached over 2,000 feet in altitude. Lisa and Georgie met The Kent Foundation at a business seminar early this year, Lisa said:
“We immediately realised we had found the perfect charity for us. We like to support new businesses as much as we can and this charity helps young people to achieve their ambitions with practical, easy to access business advice and mentoring. We enjoyed the challenge and are so pleased we have been able to raise funds to help keep these vital services free”
Julian Kirkness, Chairman of The Kent Foundation said:
“We rely on Kent’s businesses to support our charity. Kent businesses, supporting potential new Kent businesses has obvious synergy and we are constantly interested to promote anyone who wants to get behind our fantastic cause. Thanks to Lisa and her team we are now able to further develop our business mentoring services around the County of Kent. Kent Foundation supports young people who are the future of the Kent economy.”