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Our local branches sponsor Jubilee street parties, the Schools’ Art Competition and a quiz night to raise money for Broadway charity


Jubilee party in the street

Jennifer Young-Thompson, sales manager of the Southfields office, first spotted the plans to host an afternoon tea party on Trentham Street in the local residents’ association newsletter, and sent an email to see if the organisers were looking for sponsorship. ‘They were delighted,’ she says. ‘The locals are very pleased that we offered funding and I hope they think of us as part of the local community.’

In Kingston upon Thames, two associations are benefiting from KFH sponsorship for their street parties after they contacted sales manager Lisa de Wit. And the West Wickham office is sponsoring the WWRA Diamond Jubilee celebration as a part of a KFH initiative that promotes participation in local communities.

Other 2012 local branch sponsorships include the Putney Hill office of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability and the Earlsfield office of the Swaffield Primary School playground regeneration project.


On your marks, get set, get creative…

As 2012 celebrates London in sport, it also marks the first KFH Primary Schools’ Art Competition, which gave one London school the chance to win £10,000 to spend on sports or playground equipment. Over 100 primary schools were invited to enter and entrants were from Years 4 and 5. They submitted drawings of sporting activities for a chance to win a first prize of £7,500, with three £2,500 regional prizes to spend on sports or playground equipment. The winning pupil from each school also received a £20 book voucher.

‘With such an enormous global sporting focus in London this summer, now is the time to turn the attention to facilities in our own communities in the Capital,’ said Robert McLaughlin, regional director of KFH. ‘Getting children playing and involved in sport from a young age is crucial, however with education budget cuts, sporting equipment is often put to the bottom of the list. Our aim through this art competition is to capture the imagination of children in London and to get them more involved with sport this year.’ View which London schools took part.


KFH gets quizzical

The teams at KFH and Completely London put their heads (and brainpower) together for the first KFH pub quiz to raise money for Broadway, the charity that supports London’s homeless. Compered by Andrew Johnson, regional financial services director, teams went head to head in rounds that included Celebrity Voices, 80s intros and, fittingly for this issue, the ‘Great’ round. And as competition grew fiercer, Kitty’s Litter clawed their way to victory. Cue victorious air punches by said team.

Paul Masters, group marketing and operations director, said: ‘We started working with Broadway charity a few years ago and raised money for them through a dress down day and cake sale. The quiz was such a fun way to bring our Head Office teams together. And it really brought out everyone’s competitive streak – people are already asking when they can have a rematch!’


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