Deloitte and St Oswald’s Hospice create paw-fect partnership

The Newcastle office of business advisory firm Deloitte is delighted to have raised over £9,000 for St Oswald’s Hospice since the beginning of their charity partnership in June 2015, and the firm is continuing the partnership through sponsorship of the charity’s Great North Snowdogs project.

The local charity was selected after a vote by the 200 staff in the firm’s Newcastle Quayside offices. Since the partnership began staff have been raising much needed funds through a range of activities from the traditional dress down days and bake sales to the more adventurous, including a team running 13.1 miles as part of the Great North Run.

As well as raising funds, Deloitte has also provided pro bono support to the Hospice’s finance team, including providing advice on tax efficient giving and supporting the fundraising staff to become more financially aware.

Deloitte continues its partnership with St Oswald’s Hospice through the Great North Snowdogs project.

Presented by creative producers Wild in Art, working in partnership with St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice, Great North Snowdogs will bring together businesses, artists, schools and community groups to create a public art trail of beautiful Snowdog sculptures, based on the story The Snowman ™ and The Snowdog, by Raymond Briggs.

The North East’s streets, parks and open spaces are currently home to a series of individually designed Snowdog sculptures, painted by both well-known and undiscovered artists. Deloitte is sponsoring one of the Snowdog sculptures, which is based outside the Deloitte offices on Broad Chare in Newcastle.

Stephen Hall, office senior partner at Deloitte in the North East, said: “Through our corporate responsibility programme at Deloitte, our aim is to play a proactive role in helping our local charity partner deal with key organisational challenges, not just raising funds but also providing time and expertise through volunteering and pro-bono support.

“With 200 people based in our Newcastle office we have seen some fantastic fundraising efforts for St Oswald’s and I am delighted to continue to support the charity through the Great North Snowdogs – a truly exciting and inspirational project!”