Charity & Fundraising

Symonds & Sampson' Charitable Activities

Every year, as a firm, we support charities selected by our staff. Most recently, these have included the local branches of Mind, Future Roots, Wessex Heartbeat, The Royal Bournemouth Hospital Foundation, Go Girls to name but a few.

We hold a number of fundraising events and join in challenges each year, encouraging staff, clients and friends to have fun whilst raising funds for the invaluable work that the charities do. You'll find details of any events in the pipeline on our events page.

Generally, our policy is to invite staff who wish to do so to nominate a charity to support each year. Suitable charities are then shortlisted (if necessary), and staff cast a vote to select which one(s) are chosen. Sometimes, however, other factors dictate those selected, such as a retiring partner being invited to nominate a charity, or a charity nominated in memory of a staff member.  As a rule, therefore, regrettably, we cannot consider proposals received directly from charities.

Our chosen charities for 2024

We are delighted to continue our support of two fantastic charities in 2024.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI), an award-winning national charity providing local support to the farming community across England and Wales. Established in 1860, they have been offering guidance, financial support and practical care to farming people of all ages for generations.

YFW (Yeovil Free Wheel) Blood Bikes, a group of emergency volunteer bikers operating out of Yeovil, Wincanton, and Dorchester Hospitals and carrying blood, platelets, blood and tissue samples, medication, breast milk, documents, CT scans, and equipment to hospitals, hospices, and nursing homes as well as private addresses across much of Somerset and all of Dorset, saving the NHS well over £200,000 each year while easing patients’ suffering and helping to save lives.

Please keep an eye on our events page and social media for upcoming charity fundraising events during the year, we look forward to your sharing our fund-raising mission.