Randall & Payne Accountants | Abseil Challenge in Stroud 17 September 2022
Category: Charity

The many reasons for taking part in the Abseil Challenge in Stroud

This month, four amazing local charities are joining forces to take a leap of faith, along with the people of Stroud who will be joining them.

Allsorts, the Nelson Trust, The Door, and Stroud Valleys Project have organised this Abseil Challenge which is taking place at Ecotricity’s head quarters in Stroud on Saturday 17 September 2022.

With Randall & Payne being located at Rodborough Court for many years, we like to keep in touch with the Stroud community so we are co-sponsors of this event alongside WSP Solicitors which is also being supported by Ecotricity. We have team of four who are taking part and abseiling the 50 feet from the top of the building.

Will Abbott said “Supporting our local community is a key driver for our business. We are therefore delighted to support this super challenge that a number of our team are bravely taking the plunge to participate in.”

Stroud charity abseil | Randall & Payne co-sponsor

Let’s hear why the team decided to take part…

Rob Case, Partner

“I have a fear of heights that is becoming increasingly challenging for me to deal with.  I want to show my children that even though you may have a fear, you are still able to conquer it, whilst at that time raising some funds for Charity.”

Rob is taking part for Stroud Valleys Project who with communities on a wide range of conservation and natural habitat maintenance projects. From building an eel pass at Arundel Mill Pond to planting over 5,000 native trees across the district; from monitoring Great Crested Newts at Rackleaze Wetlands in Cam to working with the community at Bisley Old Road Allotments, each of SVP’s projects involves local people from the outset.

If you would like to support Rob you can donate here:

Justin Whithorn, Facilities Manager

“I love to take part in the more adventurous things in life. So doing a charity abseil for a really good local charity let’s me check another item off my bucket list and hopefully raise a nice amount of money for them.”

Justin is taking part for one of Stroud’s most visible charities, The Door, which has been part of the town’s social fabric for over 30 years. The charity supports young people and parents to overcome challenges, by providing them with a safe space to be heard and empowering them to take positive steps towards their future. This is achieved through youth clubs, mentoring, support groups and more. The charity currently supports over 250 individuals every week on a one-to-one basis with many more attending youth clubs across the district.

If you would like to support Justin you can donate here:

James Geary, Client Director

“After a tough couple of years where it has not been possible to do many practical things to support our firm’s charity, this was a great opportunity to do something challenging and fun whilst raising both money and awareness for Maggie’s, and I am very much looking forward to that challenge.”

Rachel Roberts, Senior Tax Accountant

“I have decided to take part in the abseil challenge as I enjoy setting myself new challenges and thought this would be a great opportunity to do something new and help raise awareness and funds for a fantastic charity.”

Both James and Rachel are supporting our corporate charity for 2022/23 Maggie’s in Cheltenham. If you would like to support them you can donate here:

More about the other two charities which are part of the challenge:

Allsorts provides activities and support groups for children and young adults with additional needs and their families in Gloucestershire. Based in Stroud, the charity has an inclusive Activity Hub which includes a Toy Library and Sensory Room. Here, members can borrow a wide range of specialist toys and equipment and meet with other families.

Last but not least, the team at the Nelson Trust believes that everyone who comes to them has the capacity to overcome addiction and trauma, to put their past behind them and enjoy lifelong recovery. Events such as this help make such change possible.

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