This is our third monthly celebration of sales fundraising stars! When we tell the inspiring stories of small businesses and the wonderful people behind them who are committed to making a difference by raising awareness and vital funds for nonprofits through their sales.
For September, we’re exploring the exciting charitable giving of companies like the accountancy firm that supports local charities helping their community, and the former PR expert turned award-winning fashion designer who creates colourful items in collaboration with incredible charities. Each of them goes the extra mile to give back to causes that mean something to them.
Read on to discover our four superstar businesses this month and the remarkable work they’ve been doing.
The Safari Social Club
I have long had a desire to alleviate food insecurity and tackle the problem head-on. Regardless of who you are, food has an amazing power to break down barriers and create amazing friendships, experiences and stories!”
- Callum Boyd, Founder and Director of The Safari Social Club.
Callum Boyd set up his catering company The Safari Social Club with two excellent purposes: to create delicious African-inspired cocktails and pizzas, and to use his business to help alleviate food insecurity.
Callum has been using his skills to help others for many years. After completing his master’s in 2018, he worked with Surfpop in South Africa, which offers underprivileged children programmes that focus on surfing, education and nutrition. He also volunteered with Refetorrio Felix, a community kitchen in Earls Court, London that worked in partnership withThe Felix Project, a charity that fights hunger and food waste; they rescue and donate surplus food.
Because he’s seen first-hand the benefit of how fundraising can impact people's lives, from the very launch of his business, Callum and his team have been dedicated to raising funds for charity and in a year, The Safari Social Club has raised over £1,590 for The Felix Project!
Callum plans to continue raising funds through sales and would eventually like to offer cookery classes so more people can have fun when cooking and create amazing experiences for their friends and families.
Mayfly Maven Ltd
Addressing mental health at an early age gives our youth the tools they need and the ability to navigate their future in a healthy mindful way. YoungMinds gets that, and I am happy to support them on this journey.”
- Raj Hayer, Founder of Mayfly Maven Ltd.
Raj Hayer, a strategy and management expert, believes in 'social leadership' and is driven by the desire to help people and their work succeed whilst also doing good.
Raj founded Mayfly Maven to create nurturing experiences that help people learn, grow and take action. Through her business she offers supportive communities, retreats, coaching, toolkits and other resources to bring people together who want to explore connection and grow awareness. She is also keenly aware of how mental health can impact wellbeing, and that support should be available from a young age.
Through Mayfly Maven, she’s been raising funds for the charity YoungMinds, which strives to provide young people with the mental health support they need for healthy living. So far she has raised a fantastic £1,200.00 and intends to increase donations as she builds her business.
Clear Vision Accountancy
Charities need support more than ever during the cost of living crisis and include those which have directly helped our loved ones and clients. In this way, our charitable support has become more personal and meaningful, which is something we all really value.”
- Matt Rogers, Managing Director at Clear Vision Accountancy Limited.
Clear Vision Accountancy is based in Corsham, Wiltshire and is led by husband and wife Matt and Sally Rogers. Leading a team of 16, an important part of the company culture is the enjoyment found in fundraising to support charities and contributing to the community - whether that’s in the local area, within the business or doing their bit for national campaigns.
Each quarter, the Clear Vision team members are given the chance to nominate charities they would like the business to support. A fixed donation is then made every quarter to four selected charities. Their giving is also in partnership with their clients, who support them in donating to a variety of charities close to their hearts.
To date, Clear Vision Accountancy has donated a fantastic £5,800 to a wide range of nonprofits including mental health charity Wiltshire Mind and Springboard Chippenham - a specialist centre that supports pre-school children with special needs and their families in North Wiltshire.
Scamp & Dude
A life-threatening illness inspired Jo Tutchener-Sharp to launch the purpose-led fashion brand Scamp & Dude.
Following life-saving brain surgery and a lengthy separation from her children, Jo was determined to find a way to give back and make a difference. Moving on from her previous career in PR, she decided to launch a colourful childrenswear brand that would help kids to feel empowered.
Scamp & Dude’s bold colours and animal prints quickly gained a strong following, and soon the brand grew to include womenswear in its offering. At the same time, Jo ensured the brand was raising awareness and funds for charities ranging from Bowel Cancer UK to Choose Love. In recent years they’ve collaborated with influencer Fran (School Run Mum) to create a jumpsuit for busy women. From every sale of the jumpsuit, a whopping £25 was donated to the charity The Children’s Trust.
In total Scamp & Dude raised an incredible £16,300 for The Children’s Trust through sales of their gorgeous clothing and accessories.