12th February 2014
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The Brewin Dolphin team, headed up by Administration Manager Rhiannon Bates, arranged two separate collection days for the donation of unwanted items including clothes, jewellery, toys and home-ware.  The businesses on Pynes Hill rallied behind the cause by bringing in donations and also dropping in at the Brewin offices throughout the two designated shopping days to browse and buy.

A temporary shop was set up in the company’s conference room and delicious homemade cakes baked by members of Brewin Dolphin staff and tea were on offer, proving very popular with neighbouring business colleagues.  £500 was raised and the unsold items were taken to the two Exeter–based CHSW charity shops located inSidwell StreetandFore Streetto raise further monies.

Richard Pike, Brewin Dolphin Head of Charities South and South West says:  “We are looking forward to supporting CHSW as our new Charity of the Year and it has got off to a flying start with the ‘Pop up Shop’ event.  The donation of unwanted items was very generous and the event created a wonderful community spirit with great support from nearby offices on the business park.  There were lots of bargains to be had, and the tea and cakes went down extremely well.  Because of the inclement weather, Rhiannon and other members of staff made further monies by personally delivering a selection of the sumptuous treats to busy office workers whilst they worked at their desks which was warmly welcomed and also a great way to meet the neighbours.”

Naomi Dymond, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser – CHSW says: “We are extremely excited to have been chosen by the Brewin Dolphin team as their charity for 2014 and the ‘Drop and Shop’ event was a brilliant way to get their fundraising underway.  We want to say a massive thank you to all the Brewin Dolphin team on behalf of all the children and families you help us to support. Every single penny raised will make a huge difference and help us to deliver our promise to make the most of short and precious lives.”


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