The Batcheller Monkhouse offices are very much part of their local community and we take pleasure in supporting a wide variety of charities, events and organisations. Each office supports a cross section of local charity events and organisations, holding several small fundraisers throughout the year. In addition, we get involved with local schools and collages including Plumpton College, supporting their activities.
We are proud to be involved in supporting a number of charities from local, Sussex charities such as Friends of Sussex Hospices to national charities like Crisis and Save the Children. Read about the latest charity fundraiser events the firm have taken part in below.
Batcheller Monkhouse are pleased to support the Exe Enduro Round Britain Challenge, a team of four young men who are planning to row around Britain in July 2020 in support of Just One Ocean. If successful they will become the youngest ever team to have completed what is often referred to as the toughest rowing race in the world. Even more remarkable is the fact that before they decided to attempt this challenge, NONE of them had rowed before. The GB Row Challenge is a non-stop, unsupported rowing race around the UK mainland, setting off from Tower Bridge on the 1st June. It’s a formidable race that will see the team face all manner of dangers and obstacles, both physical and mental.
The Exe Endurow team, who had no prior rowing experience, left Tower Bridge in London at around on the 5th July to start the 2,000-mile GB Row Challenge 2020, known as one of the toughest races in the world, that is estimated to take them around 30 days to complete, in order to raise money for marine conservation charity Just One Ocean and the British Red Cross, in support of their COVID-19 response.
Art Exhibition at our Battle Office for Friends of Sussex Hospices
On 11 December 2019 the Batcheller Monkhouse, Battle office hosted an art exhibition of internationally renowned local artists and photographers to raise money for charity. The exhibition was curated by Lucy Bell of Lucy Bell Galleries and artists who exhibited their work were Rosti Romanoff, Russell Dorey, Kirsten Reynolds, Bruce Rae and the late Michael Putland.
Overall the evening was a huge success and over £300 was raised for Friends of Sussex Hospices, a local charity which raises funds to support the twelve hospice care providers that serve the adults and children in the Sussex communities.
Matthew Braxton, Partner at Battle said “This was a fun and different way of celebrating our three years at 68 High Street, whilst at the same time raising funds and awareness of Friends of Sussex Hospices for all the wonderful work they do. We were delighted to welcome Rosti Romanoff and Russell Dorey to the party and guests enjoyed hearing about their various art works.”
Be Brave Don’t Shave was the challenge from the Beating Bowel Cancer charity
Batcheller Monkhouse, encouraged by a colleague in the throes of cancer treatment took up the Beating Bowel Cancer, 2017 Decembeard challenge.
Several members of staff entered the annual Beating Bowel Cancer Decembeard challenge and with the whole firm behind them, and the support of friends and family, raised an incredible £8,010 for this charity.
Simon Henkel, Partner at Haywards Heath said “despite protests from our nearest and dearest we all decided it was a small price to pay to raise money for this extremely worthwhile charity. As you will see from the Leaderboard, amazingly Batcheller Monkhouse has raised the most of any team from across the whole country. As a firm, each office regularly supports a wide cross section of charities, and we look forward to taking up new fund-raising challenges in 2018.”
Batcheller Monkhouse are pleased to sponsor many local clubs and events including Claremont Clarefest, Heathfield Show, Fletchling Open Garden, Plumpton College, Mark Cross Primary School Fete, Brightling Flower Show and more!