Timely support from Beaufort Asset Management

The team at Beaufort Asset Management chose World Cancer Day on February 4 to announce its adoption of our charity as its Charity of the Year.

The independent financial advisory practice, which has clients in Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and the South of England, offers a comprehensive service to clients looking for a personal, bespoke approach to their financial affairs.

Some members of the 18-strong Beaufort team, last year joined the Ark100 team which raised money for the charity by taking part in the 2015 Destination Basingstoke Phillips Half-Marathon.

Beaufort director Mark Dolby was one of the runners, and just before Christmas, Mark joined friends and business associates Craig and Claire Killick, who run the Truly Scrumptious Beauty salon business, in a sponsored head shave that raised more than £7,000 for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Mark was inspired to support the charity after losing close members of his family to cancer, and he said that the whole Beaufort team are now keen to rally behind the charity after adopting it as their Charity of the Year.

Mark said: “World Cancer Day, when everyone is encouraged to unite in the fight against cancer, was the perfect day for Beaufort Asset Management to announce that we have chosen to support Ark Cancer Centre as our Charity of the Year. I and other members of the team were delighted to support the charity last year, and we have already got some great fundraising ideas in the pipeline for 2016.”

In July, Mark and his colleagues Graeme Bone and Andy Coles will be taking part in the JOGLE16 fundraising event, created by Basingstoke businessmen Craig Killick, Gary Livingstone and Rob Jones.

This will involve a team of cyclists raising funds by riding from John O’Groats to Land’s End. A few of the group will complete the whole 10-day journey while others will take part in a three-part journey from Basingstoke to Land’s End.

As well as three of the team actually taking part in the event, Beaufort Asset Management is financially supporting JOGLE16 as one of the Silver sponsors.

Ark Cancer Centre Charity trustee Merv Rees said: “I am delighted that the team at Beaufort Asset Management are supporting the charity and this important project. Mark Dolby, Graeme Bone and Christopher Shaw were all part of the successful Ark100 team which raised nearly £10,000 in last year’s Basingstoke half-marathon, and Mark went the extra mile by taking part in the pre-Christmas fundraising head shave. The support from all of the Beaufort Asset Management team will help to make a real difference. It is great that they have joined the growing band of businesses which are raising funds for, and awareness of, the charity and the cancer treatment centre project.”