We are passionate about supporting charities and causes that are important to us.
Our goal is to make a positive impact through sponsored charity events, working with charities as trustees or fundraisers and donations. We support charities that are either close to our hearts or of our valued clients.
We made a charitable donation to Shelter and The Philippines Disaster Appeal.
We made a charitable donation to the DEC Ebola Appeal.
Mark walked the GR20 in Corsica, the longest ‘waymarked’ route in Europe. We then made a charitable donation to The Archway Project.
Mark and Avril travelled to Costa Rica in November, where they encountered torrential rain, tropical storms and the first recorded hurricane. Many people sadly lost their homes and lives. We therefore decided to make a donation to the Costa Rica Hurricane Appeal.
We made a donation to Royal Trinity Hospice, in memory of Pauline Davis, our aunt and valued client.
At Tina’s suggestion we made a donation to War Child, which stands up for children caught up in war conflicts. Tina nominated this charity as she has three daughters and the following quote really resonated with her: “The only way to eliminate war is to love our children more than we hate our enemies”.
This year Jonathan nominated Guide Dogs for the Blind. He chose this charity as he has close family friends who have had the invaluable support of their guide dogs throughout their lives.
Rebecca has chosen Winston’s Wish, which supports children and young people after the loss of a parent or sibling. Rebecca nominated this charity as she and her younger sister, sadly lost their father at a young age.
Waymark made a donation to Motor Neurone Disease Association. We nominated this charity as sadly, several of Waymark’s clients have been impacted by this disease, for which currently there is no cure.
Our theme for this year was children’s charities including The Smile Train, EveryChild and responding to an appeal for a child with a rare disease to have an operation in USA.
A longstanding client is a great golfer and we provided an advertisement in the brochure for her charity golf day. We continued to support this event for several years.
We sponsored two clients who participated in the London Marathon for Diabetes UK and March for Men for Prostrate Cancer UK. They both have these conditions.
We made a microloan through Lendwithcare which makes small loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries, and helps them work their way out of poverty.
A longstanding client is a supporter of Turner’s House in Twickenham, the home designed and built by the artist JMW Turner. We invited a few local clients to a private tour of the House and made a donation.
We invited clients to select their favourite books for World Book Night and made a donation to The Reading Agency.
We also made a donation to Thrive after the Waymark Flower Show competition.
Following the launch of the Waymark cook book we asked clients to make a donation to their local food bank.