The cold weather may have well and truly settled in for December, however this hasn’t deterred the Kirby & Knott team from getting involved supporting our friends with their charitable endeavours this month as well as celebrating our first year in business!
Nick Gazzard and Emma Provins from the Hollie Gazzard Trust ran an Active Bystander Community (ABC) Workshop across two sessions at Cheltenham Town Football Club which our very own Debbie attended. This is a 6-hour programme designed for the general public to learn more about domestic abuse, and how they can help combat it by learning skills to intervene as a positive bystander. The sessions were extremely informative, and we would highly recommend – thank you Nick & Emma.
As part of our team celebration to mark our first year in business, we attended the annual St. James’s Place Christmas party – it was a very enjoyable evening and gave us an opportunity to meet with colleagues that we speak to regularly but do not always get to see in face to face.
The Hollie Gazzard Trust kindly presented us with tickets to the Christmas Meet at Cheltenham Racecourse. It was a freezing cold but very sunny day – word to the wise, should you join the team for any future meets, ensure you get your racing tips from Catherine. She’s the only one who walked away from the day with more money than she started with much to husband Rich’s embarrassment in particular!
As part of their Gloucester Quays Rotary Club membership, Alex and Rich volunteered as Santa’s Helpers during two separate events. They joined Santa on his evening visit to see the residents of Churchdown as well as greeting shoppers one sunny Saturday morning at Aldi where they helped to raise £2096 for their chosen charities, Guide Dogs UK and Charlie’s Cancer Charity. Catherine couldn’t resist popping across to get a photo of them in their Santa Hats as well as giving her and Rich’s son Henry a chance to donate some money to two very worthy causes.
On Sunday 26 January, the Kirby & Knott team will be sponsoring the Gloucestershire Sporting Quiz to raise funds for the Hollie Gazzard Trust. If you would like to enter a team, further information can be found on their website - HGT Gloucestershire Sporting Quiz 2020
On our final note for 2019, we would like to say a massive thank you to all of our clients, friends and colleagues that we’ve met throughout the year – we’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you and look forward to continuing the work with you in 2020.
Happy New Year!
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