Harrington Brooks takes to the airwaves to support Forever Manchester

Members of Harrington Brooks staff took to the airwaves to discuss the many fundraising activities we have been involved in support of Forever Manchester. The LDOK Forever Manchester Radio show is dedicated to highlighting and supporting Greater Manchester’s communities and people.

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Richard and Colin prepare to go on air.

Each year, Harrington Brooks staff members vote for a Charity of the Year, towards which all our business fundraising efforts go. Forever Manchester supports community groups and causes within the boroughs of Manchester, including Sale, where our offices are based.

We are proud to say that since August 2014, our staff have raised around £2000 for the charity. We have had activities including cake sales, a 52 mile cycle challenge, and even an abseil down the Printworks building in Manchester city centre.

Our Radio Stars

Colin Lowndes
Colin works in our Admin Support team, and has done an incredible amount of charity fundraising over the past year. He has run 10k and cycled over 125 miles, and also raised money for Macmillan, Sport Relief and The Christie. Unfortunately, he sustained a serious knee injury training for his next event, and so has been unable to undertake anymore physical challenges, though he has been supporting from the sidelines, as well as taking part in our Charity Pumpkin Carving contest.

Colin has signed up to 100 miles worth of cycle challenges, a 10k run and a 1 mile swim for when his leg has recovered next year.

Richard Gurney
Richard is one of our Personal Finance Managers, and was chosen by staff to represent Harrington Brooks following claims he has a “face for radio”!
Last year, Richard was awarded a Certificate in Money Advice Practice by DEMSA and The Institute of Money Advisers, recognising his excellent customer service and the level of advice he provides.

Jodi Hamilton
Jodi is Head of Marketing for the One Advice Group, and has been involved with promoting Forever Manchester activities to staff as well as working with local schools and communities so that they can be supported by Harrington Brooks, either through mentoring or provision of resources.

Jodi said of Forever Manchester:

“Supporting a local charity that puts money back into the community is really important to us. Harrington Brooks is based in Sale and a large proportion of its employees live in the Greater Manchester area. It is great to see so many of our staff getting involved and supporting Forever Manchester as it is a truly worthwhile and important cause.”