Good News Corner: UK Pensions Awards raises over £10,000 for charity

PP awards gala raises more than £10,000 for children’s charity Go Beyond

Martin Richmond
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Good News Corner: UK Pensions Awards raises over £10,000 for charity

The UK pensions industry collectively raised more than £10,000 for charity at the 2024 UK Pensions Awards.

At a glittering gala dinner hosted by comedian, broadcaster and quizzer Paul Sinha at The Brewery in London last week (6 June), a total of £10,598 was raised for the event's chosen charity partner Go Beyond through a silent auction and donations.

Go Beyond gives respite breaks in the British countryside to children and young people who face serious challenges in their lives – aiming to give them the chance for a "break that lasts a lifetime".

From splashing in the river in their wellies to braving the dizzying heights of a rock climbing wall, each Go Beyond break is packed with activities intended to encourage self-belief and inspire adventure. By getting out and getting involved, Go Beyond's biggest hope is for each child to go home knowing they can achieve more than they ever thought possible, inspired by what the world can offer them, and what they in turn can offer the world.

Go Beyond business development manager Vanessa Fairfax-Woods said: "What a privilege to be showcased at the UK Pensions Awards. Everyone was so supportive and so incredibly generous!"

"With the amount raised on the night, we can welcome nine more children on a Go Beyond break. That's nine more towering rock-climbing adventures, nine more hearty roast dinners with seconds (and thirds!) of Yorkshire puddings, nine more stories around the campfire, and nine more memories that will last a lifetime."

"Thank you to everyone on the team who made it all possible."

Further information about Go Beyond can be found at: www.gobeyond.org.uk. If you would like to get in touch about working with Go Beyond, email [email protected].

They say there is never any positive news in pensions… "Good News Corner" is Professional Pensions' occasional column supporting the charity and not-for-profit efforts of our industry. Tell us your stories by emailing Jonathan Stapleton at [email protected]

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