Azets announces NHS charity partnership and ‘Strive for £25k’ initiative

Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy and business advisor to SMEs, with 14 offices in the Midlands, is delighted to announce a new partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity as it pledges to raise £25k in the next 12 months.

The top 10 firm has launched a campaign called ‘Strive for £25k’, which aims to raise enough money to cover the cost of a full-time peer support worker for Forward Thinking Birmingham, the city’s youth mental health partnership for 0-25s, as part of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity’s ‘Fight For All The Feels’ campaign.

Fight For All The Feels aims to support children and young people as they cope with all they experience, both now and in the future, to allow them to achieve their dreams. The campaign has been launched following a year uncertainty as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, on top of all the turmoil and challenges of growing up.

Fundraising efforts will include dedicated charity events run by Azets, involvement in events run by the hospital charities, and volunteering opportunities across Azets’ Midlands offices. As part of its contribution, Azets employees will also provide mentorship for children and young people requiring professional support, including CV reviews and work experience.

Helen Miles, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We believe there’s always more we can do for our patients and that’s why we’re so grateful for the kindness, generosity and hard work of our supporters like Azets. Raising these funds for our charity means that we are able to do more and helps take us closer to achieving our vision.

“It is thanks to the kindness of individuals, community groups, businesses and charitable trusts that we have been able to invest in innovative new equipment, major redevelopment projects and other initiatives such as Fight For All the Feels. This is a critical moment for our children and young people, and our focus is firmly on improving access to support and remaining at the forefront of care provision.”

Paul Clifford, Regional CEO with Azets, said: “As a national business with significant regional presence, we are always looking to give back to the areas we serve. We are proud to partner with Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in support of such an important initiative for children and young people after an unprecedented time of hardship.

“By launching ‘Strive for £25k, we have set ourselves a minimum goal to help the Trust recruit a full-time peer support worker and continue its inspirational work across the region.”

Helen Miles, Corporate Fundraising Manager, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity; Paul Clifford, Regional CEO, Azets