Charities

The Cure Parkinson's Trust
Help us to find a cure for Parkinson’s. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust was founded by people with Parkinson’s, with the sole aim of helping to find a cure for this degenerative neurological condition. Frequently considered as an old person’s disease, Parkinson’s can affect anyone at any time. The youngest person diagnosed is just nine years old, and many in their 20s and 30s are given this devastating diagnosis. Parkinson’s doesn’t kill, it imprisons, removing all control over natural movement, a life sentence for a young person with Parkinson’s. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust wants to reverse the condition. We have already made significant headway. Patient led, we are impatient to wrestle back control over our lives. We are engaging the whole Parkinson’s community, with scientists, with regulators, with industry and with policy makers because we believe Parkinson’s can be cured. No-one is more passionate about this than the people touched by this cruel disease. But we need everyone’s help. Join us, because together we can illuminate the issues and the research being undertaken to beat it and we are close.
Restart
Restart Creating safe space to restart lives. Restart is a charity focusing on the socially excluded. We are committed to offering healthy routes back into society for the homeless, the long term unemployed and the lonely. We believe that every person who finds the courage and power to change their situation, can Restart their lives. We focus on education, housing, employability programmes and emergency aid.
Naitbabies
Naitbabies are raising awareness about a serious genetic condition called Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT / FNAIT). This may cause unborn or newborn babies to bleed into their brain (ICH), and/or other major organs and may result in death or lifelong disability.

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The Psigma Foundation Fundraising Page

Fundraisers: 
Gareth Mason, Psigma Investment Management, Harry Schofield, Sara Walsh

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/PsigmaFoundation

About the Psigma Foundation

We take pride and enjoy contributing to the community and encourage our colleagues to participate in supporting our chosen charities.

This year signifies the second year since the formal incorporation of the Psigma Foundation (‘the Foundation’). This is an independent charitable foundation that focuses our corporate philanthropic activity in support of small and personal charities, nominated each year by our colleagues.

After a great deal of consideration we chose to formally support the following charities for 2016/17.


Our Next Big Fundraising Event:

Sponsored Bike Ride, Cherbourg-France

June 1st see's The Mighty XV from Psigma cycle the coast of Normandy in France, from Cherbourg to Dieppe, taking in the D-Day landing beaches for inspiration. The cyclists will be hoping for sunshine and low winds, as they cover a distance of 330km across three days and raise money for the Psigma Foundation.

Cycling from 'the fog on the Tyne' to the 'Sunshine on Leith'!

Richard Hyder, Simon Kay and  Tim Wishart from Psigma’s Scottish Office are cycling between Newcastle and Edinburgh the two most northerly Punter Southall offices on the 5th and 6th August to raise money for the Psigma Foundation. They will be covering 250kms over two days taking in the beautiful Northumbrian coast, before heading through the Cheviot Hills to the Scottish Borders. Once in Scotland they will follow the river Tweed to Innerleithen before heading through the Moorfoot Hills to Edinburgh.


Past Fundraising Endeavours during 2016/17:

2017 London Marathon

On Sunday 23 April, three brave souls from Psigma’s London office, along with Psigma veteran Tim Gregory, fearlessly took on the Virgin London Marathon.

Harry Schofield, investment manager, agreed to run the marathon for the first time after ‘a few too many’ with Tim. They both ran for Cure Parkinson’s Trust, part of the Psigma Foundation and a charity also close to Harry’s heart.

Nathan Hull, business development executive, had the privilege of being the first person to represent Age UK Essex in the marathon. Despite rupturing his knee at mile three, Nathan heroically soldiered on through the remaining 23 miles, completing the race in a successful, albeit painful, 7 hours.

Joining them was Andy Bresnahan from the operations team, running for the Psigma Foundation which supports three small charities nominated by Psigma colleagues.

Between them, the team raised over £10,000 for their chosen charities. Huge congratulations to Tim, Harry, Nathan and Andy!

Sleep Out, Kensington

On Thursday 9th March 2017 our colleague, Martin Van Zyl participated in a sleep out, the aim of the event was to raise funds and create awareness so that Restart can expand their operation to rehome and create employment opportunities for any homeless person.

The volunteers only had access to a sleeping bag and a piece of cardboard outside the location, St Augustine Queens Gate, Kensington, which is also where Restart hosts a meal every Saturday evening. 25 people took part in the event with 4 volunteers taking watch through the night.

  • Sleep Out, Kensington raised in excess of £2,000
  • Charity Darts Tournament, City raised £1,600
  • Charity Football Tournament, Coram’s Field raised £1,426
  • Quiz Night, Walkabout Embankment raised £1,252

Our three chosen charities are extremely grateful and appreciative of all our fundraising efforts. The monies raised is being put to excellent use. Look out for our fund raising summary later in the year.


Thank you for visiting us at Virgin Money Giving.  Through this page, you can sponsor us in our charitable efforts and donations will be processed quickly and efficiently to our chosen charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf, where the donor is eligible. We appreciate your support and thank you in advance for your donations.

Psigma Foundation (registered Charity Number 1163295)


 

 

Recent donors

24.05.17 Good luck Andy

24.05.17 Hvae fun!

24.05.17 Good luck - Fuelled with wine and cheese!

23.05.17 Good luck Peter!

23.05.17 Remember....pain is just French for bread.

23.05.17 Good luck and don't drink too much wine on route!!

23.05.17 As a thank you to all the Psigma staff for the invite to the event and especially to Jonathan Punter and John Howard Smith.

22.05.17

22.05.17 Looking forward to it.

22.05.17 I hope you all have an enjoyable ride and good weather - three very worthy causes. r

19.05.17

19.05.17

19.05.17 All the very best of luck and good wishes for your ride. Thank you so much for your support and efforts!

19.05.17 Good luck on the ride!

19.05.17 Good luck Andrew, enjoy the food and wine en route! love Uncle Stephen

19.05.17 Andy. Good luck with the pedal clips and the anti-chafing cream.

18.05.17 Good luck Toby!

18.05.17 Good luck in France

17.05.17 Good luck everyone. Go Toby!

17.05.17 Best of luck - wish I could join you, but whilst the mind is willing, the knees aren't able.

17.05.17 I am sure the cheese and wine will help to power you all along! I presume you will all have onions draped over the handle bars too? Good luck.

14.03.17

14.03.17 Well done!

14.03.17 Well done Martin - great cause.

13.03.17 Well done Martin!!

£7,388.00

Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£8,651.00
Total donors:
152
Last donor:
Ant
24.05.17  
Offline fundraising:
£1,597.00
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