Family businesses come together to support the homeless

Family Business United sees support from Seven Investment Management as it looks to help the homeless in the run up to the festive season.

Family Business United received sleeping bags from Seven Investment Management (7IM) this morning at the grounds of Essex County Cricket as part of its campaign to help the homeless in the run up to the festive season.

Family Business United champions the contribution that family businesses make to the economy. This week, Paul Andrews, the CEO set up a ‘taxi dash’ (in lieu of a Santa running race) to collect physical, as well as financial, donations. The project sees Paul driving around as many of his family business member firms as he can in a hired taxi over this week.

7IM is also a sponsor of Essex County Cricket’s T20 series and enlisted the support of the squad and, in particular, four of the team’s players – Aaron Beard, Matt Dixon, Matt Quinn and Paul Walters – to help raise awareness for the project.

Family Business United are driving the initiative and collecting donations of blankets, warm clothes, scarves and gloves as part of the campaign which ends on Friday 9 December. Over the week they are visiting at least 20 family firms.

In addition, the team have launched a 'cost of a cuppa' digital campaign to encourage people to forgo just one tea or coffee and instead donate the amount to help the homeless. 

Paul Andrews, Founder of Family Business United, explains, "While the amount may not seem significant on its own, collectively donations mount up and help make a difference.  The funds will enable us to buy more sleeping bags and blankets to distribute to the homeless and help them to keep warm during the winter."

7IM is delighted to be able to help support the campaign. And if you would like to donate to this cause, please click here to go to the dedicated JustGiving page.

Thank you from everyone at 7IM if you can give some support.

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