Robertson Bell is committed to making a positive impact on society.
We donate a percentage of our annual profits to a variety of charitable causes and carry out a number of activities to support those in need within our local community.
We are very proud of the fact that many of our employees get involved with charities by either raising money or volunteering. With so many charities to choose from, and not wanting to be biased, we set up the Robertson Bell Charity Challenge.
The scheme encourages our people to raise money or volunteer for causes that matter the most to them – those they feel passionate about. And at the end of the year, Robertson Bell matches the highest amount of money raised by an individual for their chosen cause.
Robertson Bell cake makers (and eaters!) went the extra mile to bake and eat their way through a mountain of deliciouness. Known far and wide for our "Fat Friday" metality our team is never one to shy away from a good bake sale, especially when its for such a worthy cause. As a team of foodies we hold regular bake sale in aid of Macmillan and make regular donations to the fantastic work they are doing.
Issy competed in the Ultra White-Collar Boxing match, an eight-week intensive boxing training programme. This consisted of multiple training sessions each week, covering cardio, weightlifting, technical boxing skills and sparring.
After a gruelling training period, Issy then had a match-up night to see who she would be fighting. A mentally and physically challenging experience, this really brought out the determination, ambition and drive that exists within Issy. In the first week of training there were 60 participants – but by the end, only 20 had the endurance to make it through.
Issy chose this particular event to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, allowing her to give back to a charity close to her heart. The team at Robertson Bell were fully supportive throughout the challenging programme, both through generous donations and going to watch the big fight!
Matt, along with another 15 colleagues, formed two teams to compete in a series of dodgeball tournaments. This was no ordinary dodgeball fundraiser though … it took place on trampolines!
There was healthy competition between the two groups, with Matt's team dodging, ducking, dipping and diving their way to the top spot! RB’s other team of 8 secured third place – out of over 20 teams.
Matt organised for Robertson Bell to take part in this particular event to raise funds for Cynthia Spencer Hospice, a local charity in Northampton, supporting those with terminal illnesses. The charity receives no government funding and holds a personal family connection for Matt.
This was a fantastic corporate team-bonding event, with half playing and half watching and cheering them on. There was incredible team spirit and a great turnout from Robertson Bell!
Grace took part in the Great Birmingham Run, completing the intense 13-mile course in two and a half hours. This challenge meant running for the first time since competing in long distance events at school!
Crossing the finish line, Grace raised money for in support of British Heart Foundation. The team at Robertson Bell made donations and checked in on her progress in the run up to the event, with Directors Stuart and Jax providing an additional donation!
Grace's belief is that it is often the case that donating your time, knowledge and skills rather than your money can prove just as valuable to charities and their work.
Yuon, along with four ex-rugby friends, cycled from London to Paris for MIND in September 2019. The ride covered more than 300 miles – which in truth was because they took a wrong turn!
The scale of the challenge was immense and, as a keen cyclist, being part of a team with a mix of abilities and supporting them through the ride was an incredible learning experience too. Youn chose to raise funds for MIND as it resonated with him and the rugby community that his friends are so closely linked to.
He self-funded and planned the ride, recognising the importance of 100 per cent of the money raised going straight to MIND, supporting their ongoing work. Yuon’s colleagues at Robertson Bell provided complete support throughout, with donations and ongoing well-wishes.