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Beard raise over £12,000 for SATRO

To help celebrate the company's 125th birthday, staff at Guildford-based construction firm Beard raised £12,231 for the educational charity SATRO

Posted by Julian Owen | February 28, 2018 | People, policy, politics, money

Employees at Surrey-based construction firm Beard fundraised £12,231 for educational charity SATRO, as the company celebrated its milestone 125th anniversary.

Over the past 12 months, staff at the family-owned firm have been holding special events to raise money for the charity which helps young people develop science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills through hands-on project experiences working with industry professionals.

“With Beard celebrating such an important birthday, our Guildford team really wanted to mark the event with a big donation to support the excellent hands-on experiences which SATRO gives young people interested in STEM-related skills,” says Guy Hannell, Beard regional director. “Our staff put their heart and soul into organising all sorts of fantastic fundraising activities over the year, from bake sales to charity golf and auctions, and their efforts to help support SATRO have paid off. I’m extremely proud of them.”

“We have been so thrilled with the hard work all the team at Beard Guildford have done. To raise this amount of money for us is just incredible!'

The money raised, which has been match-funded by the company through the Beard Foundation, is part of a company-wide campaign to raise £125,000 for local charities across the South of England.

Lucy Miguda, SATRO fundraising manager, says: “We have been so thrilled with the hard work all the team at Beard Guildford have done. To raise this amount of money for us is just incredible! They came up with some really lovely ideas to raise money and it looks like they had a lot of fun doing it too! Beard has worked with us for several years to inspire over 1,000 young people into the construction industry. We are particularly pleased as we know how many young people will directly benefit from us being one of its charities of the year. It is particularly apt as, not only was last year the 125th birthday of Beard, but this year is the Year of Engineering, and the Institute of Civil Engineering’s 200th birthday!”

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