Corporate Social Responsibility

Grant Thornton NI completes charity mission

Richard Gillan Richard Gillan

Leading business advisory firm makes major contribution to Belfast Central Mission’s Christmas food and gift programme

Grant Thornton Northern Ireland has made a significant contribution to Belfast Central Mission’s annual Christmas Support Programme, which distributes food and gift parcels to the most vulnerable members of the local community.

Over 50 presents were donated by the Belfast-based firm to the Mission’s Christmas appeal, which last year distributed over 3,070 toy and gift parcels to children and young people, and 1,680 food parcels to older people and families who needed them most.    

The contribution to Belfast Central Mission comes at the end of a successful year for Grant Thornton NI’s CSR programme. The company held its second Runway Run in June, which raised money for the Mary Peters Trust, as well as several other fundraising activities including Grant Thornton’s global CSR Day, a Christmas Jumper Day, bun sales, raffles and a dress down day.

Richard Gillan, Managing Partner at Grant Thornton NI, said:

“Grant Thornton NI continued its strong focus on CSR throughout 2016, and I’m delighted with the support and commitment all our staff have shown for the initiatives this year.

“Our second Runway Run built on the success of our inaugural event and saw more than 500 runners take to the runway of George Best Belfast City Airport, raising a phenomenal amount of money for a very worthy charity, the Mary Peters Trust.

“We had our Global CSR Day in September, where all the Grant Thornton offices across the world  participate in fundraising and volunteering. Our Northern Ireland team raised significant funds for MacMillan Cancer Support, and volunteered at Oxfam warehouse, Storehouse and East Belfast Mission.

“I’m pleased we have continued to support Belfast Central Mission with its Christmas appeal, which is something we have done for a number of years. The gifts and food parcels make such a difference in the local community and I commend the ongoing efforts of the organisation.”