Sunday 10 April saw the Amersham office host it's inaugural tea party for Contact the Elderly (CTE), entertaining a group of local older folk with tea, cake and plenty of cheerful conversation.
Barnett Waddingham provided a troop of willing volunteers in the shape of drivers, bakers and hosts - all of whom have committed to giving up their free time to support the initiative and ensure these afternoons are a happy success.
The firm partnered CTE in their Golden Jubilee year, and continue to support this incredible charity in its mission to alleviate and eradicate loneliness and social isolation among the older generation in our local communities.
Senior Partner, Nick Salter said:
“We are delighted to support the charity by hosting a monthly tea party at our Amersham office. It's a wonderfully practical way to get involved in our local community and the charity’s concern with older people’s welfare is in line with our own commitment to supporting people later in life through our pension management services.
"I must also credit our staff, who are willing to give up their Sunday afternoons to go along and help, and who, I'm told, enjoyed this first tea party almost as much as the guests!"
The afternoon was also attended by Mimi Harker, Chairman of Chiltern District Council, Mary Rance, CEO of CTE and was covered by the Bucks Free Press.
Mary Rance, commenting on this first Barnett Waddingham hosted event, said:
"I am thrilled to attend the launch of the first Barnett Waddingham group in Amersham. At Contact the Elderly we have been extremely impressed at the dedication of Barnett Waddingham and their team helping us in our mission to tackle loneliness and social isolation amongst our older population.
"Our relationship with Barnett Waddingham shows how simple and mutually beneficial becoming a corporate partner of Contact the Elderly can be. We hope this inspires more organisations to come forward and work with us in the future."
"We are delighted to support the charity by hosting a monthly tea party at our Amersham office. It's a wonderfully practical way to get involved in our local community. "