Our 2022 Charity Year – The first of our chosen partners revealed

Our charity year is now underway and we thought we’d take the opportunity to provide you with an update. As you may know, to celebrate 90 years of Brunsdon Financial, we are hoping to raise £22,000 in 2022 for nine worthy causes based locally and nationally. Not only that, we’re also giving back with our time by pledging 90 hours of service to the community and many of our chosen charities have areas for us to take part in.​​​​​​​

Our range of fundraising events will be taking place throughout the year. From golf days to football tournaments, marathons to bake sales, there will be plenty of opportunity to get involved and help raise money for some fantastic causes.

Our 2022 Charity Partners

With the help of our wonderful team here at Brunsdon Financial, we have selected nine charities that do sterling work in their communities and beyond that we are very proud to support over the course of 2022. We can now reveal the first five out of these nine below.


Caring for Communities and People


Who do they help?

CCP exists to transform the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults by preventing homelessness, strengthening families and promoting independence. The charity has grown to become one of Gloucestershire’s foremost voluntary sector social care providers and has expanded to now work across five counties in the South West.

Which projects will benefit from our fundraising?

CCP’s Pantry Project. This opened in July 2019 as an alternative to the standard food parcel. Members can visit the Pantry each week, where CCP support workers can develop a relationship with the clients and signpost them to other services that can provide debt, housing, mental health and family support.

Where are they based?

Their Head Office and ‘Pantry’ is on the High Street, Cheltenham.

Click here to find out more


Footsteps Counselling and Care 


Who do they help?

Footsteps Counselling and Care provide support to those affected by fertility or pregnancy issues, traumatic birth and baby loss. Their vision is that anyone can access compassionate personalised support on the journey of coping with their traumatic experiences. Their help is available to both couples and on a one-to-one basis and they do not charge for their counselling service.

Which projects will benefit from our fundraising?

Money raised will go towards funding support staff to ensure that the charity can deliver their support to as many people as possible.

Where are they based?

Their office and charity shop are on Westgate Street, Gloucester.

Click here to find out more


MNDA – Motor Neurone Disease Association


Who do they help?

MNDA stands for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association. The charity operates a range of services to support those living with both MND and Kennedy’s disease including through: running the MND Connect helpline; equipment loans; financial support grants; communication aids services; care centres and community services; and through their online forum. Both conditions affect the nerves called motor neurones, leading them to share some symptoms.

Which projects will benefit from our fundraising?

Money raised will go specifically to helping those affected with MNDA and their families, in Gloucestershire.

Where are they based?

The charity works nationwide but has regional branches and groups across the country.

Click here to find out more


Sunflowers Suicide Support 


Who do they help?

Sunflowers Suicide Support work with those who have been affected by loss through suicide. It was set up in memory of Pete Morris by his family after he died by suicide in 2016. Sunflowers endeavours to provide other families with practical and professional support so they do not feel overwhelmed and alone. They offer tailored support by either telephone, email or face-to-face, as well as acting as a signposting service to help those bereaved find further professional support.

Which projects will benefit from our fundraising?

Our donation will go towards the ‘Befriend a Project’ where volunteers check in and provide additional support to those affected by suicide, their Grief Recovery Courses and to help fund an additional Trainer for their courses.

Where are they based?

Their office is located at Bonds Mill, Stonehouse.

Click here to find out more


Pied Piper Appeal


Who do they help?

Founded in 1992, The Pied Piper Appeal’s mission is to make a difference to the lives of sick and disabled children in the county.

They do this in four main ways: Funding the Children’s Centre at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and other county hospitals, supporting all of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) schools in Gloucestershire with equipment and resources, sending children with life-limiting illnesses and their families on Wish Holidays to make lasting memories and improving children’s experiences at mental health facilities in the county.

Which projects will benefit from our fundraising?

Our donation will go towards work on the Emily Kent paediatric oncology unit, creating one big room for day patients to have their treatment without staying overnight. It will also help to fund the updating of a SEND unit at a primary school in Tuffley, creating a new facility for disabled children from all over the country to have short breaks after school, at weekends and in the school holidays.

Where are they based?

The Pied Piper Appeal operate out of their office in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and run fundraising events and initiatives throughout the county. The appeal also have charity shops located in Hucclecote and Brockworth, Gloucester.

Click here to find out more


Teckles Animal Sanctuaries

Who do they help?

Teckles Animal Sanctuaries is a rescue centre that cares for and rehabilitates homeless cats and dogs, hoping to find them forever homes. The charity aims to support around 250 cats and 150 dogs per year. Teckles never put a healthy animal down, something which couldn’t be done without their sponsors, donors and volunteers. They provide active rehabilitation and training with the aim of finding the best possible home for the animals in their care.

Which projects will benefit from our fundraising?

The money we donate will help towards the centre’s day-to-day bills; it costs approximately £1,000 per day to run Teckles. There may also be opportunities for Brunsdon Financial to sponsor a paddock where dogs can get one-on-one time outside with a volunteer or a dog show at the charity’s Big Summer Fete.

Where are they based?

They are based in Whitminster in Gloucestershire.

Click here to find out more


Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Who do they help?

GARAS opens the door to support those seeking asylum in Gloucestershire, welcoming them when they arrive, advocating for them in their daily struggles, supporting them if they face being sent back and helping them adjust to their long-term future if they are recognised as ‘refugees’. The charity’s drop-in centre provides: a safe space for those who have suffered the indignity of passing through a variety of official bodies; information and advice on a range of topics including health, education and benefits; access to other services; food, bedding and household items for urgent needs; and trauma counselling. They also help with all aspects of multiple bereavement faced as a refugee and asylum seeker, helping them to transition into life in Gloucestershire.

Which projects will benefit from our fundraising?

The money we donate will help to support the work GARAS does in the community. The charity also has a project currently underway to help develop the small garden based at its office. It is wonderful space to welcome people in and was even more important during lockdown as the charity remained open.

Where are they based?

GARAS work across Gloucestershire and also liaises with other agencies in the county who encounter asylum seekers. The Trust Centre is based on Falkner Street, Gloucester.

Click here to find out more


Hollie Gazzard Trust

Who do they help?

The Hollie Gazzard Trust was set up by Hollie’s family after her tragic death at the hands of her abusive ex-boyfriend. It exists not only to help other victims but to raise funds to support young people. Hollie had suffered from domestic abuse, violence and stalking in the time leading up to her death and tackling these issues is at the forefront of the work the Trust does. The charity raises awareness, provides education on healthy relationships and also developed the free Hollie Guard app.

Where are they based?

Their office is based at Corinium House, Barnwood Point Business Park.

Click here to find out


We’d like to say a special thank you to our team for their suggestions and to all the charities involved so far. We look forward to keeping you updated as more charities are announced and on our progress throughout the year!

To find out more about our dedicated charity year, see how we’re getting on or to make a donation, please click here

Brunsdon Financial is not responsible for the content of third-party web sites.

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Our 2022 Charity Year – The first of our chosen partners revealed

Our charity year is now underway and we thought we’d take the opportunity to provide you with an update. As you may know, to celebrate 90 years of Brunsdon Financial, we are hoping to raise £22,000 in 2022 for nine worthy causes based locally and nationally. Not only that, we’re also giving back with our time by pledging 90 hours of service to the community and many of our chosen charities have areas for us to take part in.​​​​​​​

Our range of fundraising events will be taking place throughout the year. From golf days to football tournaments, marathons to bake sales, there will be plenty of opportunity to get involved and help raise money for some fantastic causes.

Our 2022 Charity Partners

With the help of our wonderful team here at Brunsdon Financial, we have selected nine charities that do sterling work in their communities and beyond that we are very proud to support over the course of 2022. We can now reveal the first five out of these nine below.


Caring for Communities and People


Who do they help?

CCP exists to transform the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults by preventing homelessness, strengthening families and promoting independence. The charity has grown to become one of Gloucestershire’s foremost voluntary sector social care providers and has expanded to now work across five counties in the South West.

Which projects will benefit from our fundraising?

CCP’s Pantry Project. This opened in July 2019 as an alternative to the standard food parcel. Members can visit the Pantry each week, where CCP support workers can develop a relationship with the clients and signpost them to other services that can provide debt, housing, mental health and family support.

Where are they based?

Their Head Office and ‘Pantry’ is on the High Street, Cheltenham.

Click here to find out more


Footsteps Counselling and Care 


Who do they help?

Footsteps Counselling and Care provide support to those affected by fertility or pregnancy issues, traumatic birth and baby loss. Their vision is that anyone can access compassionate personalised support on the journey of coping with their traumatic experiences. Their help is available to both couples and on a one-to-one basis and they do not charge for their counselling service.

Which projects will benefit from our fundraising?

Money raised will go towards funding support staff to ensure that the charity can deliver their support to as many people as possible.

Where are they based?

Their office and charity shop are on Westgate Street, Gloucester.

Click here to find out more


MNDA – Motor Neurone Disease Association


Who do they help?

MNDA stands for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association. The charity operates a range of services to support those living with both MND and Kennedy’s disease including through: running the MND Connect helpline; equipment loans; financial support grants; communication aids services; care centres and community services; and through their online forum. Both conditions affect the nerves called motor neurones, leading them to share some symptoms.

Which projects will benefit from our fundraising?

Money raised will go specifically to helping those affected with MNDA and their families, in Gloucestershire.

Where are they based?

The charity works nationwide but has regional branches and groups across the country.

Click here to find out more


Sunflowers Suicide Support 


Who do they help?

Sunflowers Suicide Support work with those who have been affected by loss through suicide. It was set up in memory of Pete Morris by his family after he died by suicide in 2016. Sunflowers endeavours to provide other families with practical and professional support so they do not feel overwhelmed and alone. They offer tailored support by either telephone, email or face-to-face, as well as acting as a signposting service to help those bereaved find further professional support.

Which projects will benefit from our fundraising?

Our donation will go towards the ‘Befriend a Project’ where volunteers check in and provide additional support to those affected by suicide, their Grief Recovery Courses and to help fund an additional Trainer for their courses.

Where are they based?

Their office is located at Bonds Mill, Stonehouse.

Click here to find out more


Pied Piper Appeal


Who do they help?

Founded in 1992, The Pied Piper Appeal’s mission is to make a difference to the lives of sick and disabled children in the county.

They do this in four main ways: Funding the Children’s Centre at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and other county hospitals, supporting all of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) schools in Gloucestershire with equipment and resources, sending children with life-limiting illnesses and their families on Wish Holidays to make lasting memories and improving children’s experiences at mental health facilities in the county.

Which projects will benefit from our fundraising?

Our donation will go towards work on the Emily Kent paediatric oncology unit, creating one big room for day patients to have their treatment without staying overnight. It will also help to fund the updating of a SEND unit at a primary school in Tuffley, creating a new facility for disabled children from all over the country to have short breaks after school, at weekends and in the school holidays.

Where are they based?

The Pied Piper Appeal operate out of their office in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and run fundraising events and initiatives throughout the county. The appeal also have charity shops located in Hucclecote and Brockworth, Gloucester.

Click here to find out more


Teckles Animal Sanctuaries

Who do they help?

Teckles Animal Sanctuaries is a rescue centre that cares for and rehabilitates homeless cats and dogs, hoping to find them forever homes. The charity aims to support around 250 cats and 150 dogs per year. Teckles never put a healthy animal down, something which couldn’t be done without their sponsors, donors and volunteers. They provide active rehabilitation and training with the aim of finding the best possible home for the animals in their care.

Which projects will benefit from our fundraising?

The money we donate will help towards the centre’s day-to-day bills; it costs approximately £1,000 per day to run Teckles. There may also be opportunities for Brunsdon Financial to sponsor a paddock where dogs can get one-on-one time outside with a volunteer or a dog show at the charity’s Big Summer Fete.

Where are they based?

They are based in Whitminster in Gloucestershire.

Click here to find out more


Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Who do they help?

GARAS opens the door to support those seeking asylum in Gloucestershire, welcoming them when they arrive, advocating for them in their daily struggles, supporting them if they face being sent back and helping them adjust to their long-term future if they are recognised as ‘refugees’. The charity’s drop-in centre provides: a safe space for those who have suffered the indignity of passing through a variety of official bodies; information and advice on a range of topics including health, education and benefits; access to other services; food, bedding and household items for urgent needs; and trauma counselling. They also help with all aspects of multiple bereavement faced as a refugee and asylum seeker, helping them to transition into life in Gloucestershire.

Which projects will benefit from our fundraising?

The money we donate will help to support the work GARAS does in the community. The charity also has a project currently underway to help develop the small garden based at its office. It is wonderful space to welcome people in and was even more important during lockdown as the charity remained open.

Where are they based?

GARAS work across Gloucestershire and also liaises with other agencies in the county who encounter asylum seekers. The Trust Centre is based on Falkner Street, Gloucester.

Click here to find out more


Hollie Gazzard Trust

Who do they help?

The Hollie Gazzard Trust was set up by Hollie’s family after her tragic death at the hands of her abusive ex-boyfriend. It exists not only to help other victims but to raise funds to support young people. Hollie had suffered from domestic abuse, violence and stalking in the time leading up to her death and tackling these issues is at the forefront of the work the Trust does. The charity raises awareness, provides education on healthy relationships and also developed the free Hollie Guard app.

Where are they based?

Their office is based at Corinium House, Barnwood Point Business Park.

Click here to find out


We’d like to say a special thank you to our team for their suggestions and to all the charities involved so far. We look forward to keeping you updated as more charities are announced and on our progress throughout the year!

To find out more about our dedicated charity year, see how we’re getting on or to make a donation, please click here

Brunsdon Financial is not responsible for the content of third-party web sites.