The inspiring team at Bridges Fund Management (a sustainable and impact investor) set out to raise funds for Jigsaw (South East), after learning that we had been supporting the family of their much-loved former colleague Jenny. On the 2nd July 2021, a group of them completed a countryside walk (followed by a team lunch), in memory of Jenny.
Thanks to the generosity of over 60 supporters, they managed to raise over £7,500 in donations; this was then matched by the Bridges Impact Foundation, the firm’s philanthropic arm, bringing their fundraising total to an incredible £15,712.
Barbara Storch, Director of Bridges Impact Foundation, said:
“Through our Matched Giving initiative, the Bridges Impact Foundation actively encourages and supports every member of the Bridges team to fundraise for causes that are close to their hearts. Jenny worked for Bridges for many years and her tragic loss affected a number of us very deeply. So when we heard about the vital work Jigsaw has been doing with Jenny’s family, we were keen to do our bit to help this brilliant charity. We’re very glad that the Foundation has been able to match the money raised from our supporters, and we hope this donation will enable Jigsaw (South East) to support other children dealing with the loss of a loved one.”
Frank Sims, Charity Director of Jigsaw (South East), commented:
“We are blown away by this generous donation in memory of Jenny. We are a small charity with a big job to do and rely on fundraising to help us raise the £300,000+ we need each year to run our service. In Surrey and West Sussex alone, an estimated 1,000 children lose a parent every year and last year our Jigsaw Support Workers were able to help 500 of those children. This donation will enable us to offer support to more children and their families within our community during 2021 and beyond.”