Charity

 

We’re a lively bunch and love a challenge

Raising money for our charity partner enables us to give something back while testing our limits. Every year we come together to think of new fundraising ideas, and whether it’s trekking across mountains, jumping out of planes or baking cakes we put our all into it. And for a small company, we’ve raised some pretty hefty amounts. This means that each year our targets (and challenges) get bigger and bigger.

If you’d like to be considered as a charity partner, please email events@nucleusfinancial.com.

Our 2017 charity partner

Scottish association for mental health (SAMH)

Our charity parnter this year is SAMH, Scotland’s leading mental health charity. We’re busy hatching plans about how much we will aim to raise and what crazy stuff we’re going to do to get us there.

One in four people in Scotland will have a mental health problem at some point in their life. This means that you may know someone with a mental health problem, or maybe you’re worried about your own mental health.

SAMH believe there is no health without mental health. They aim to provide help, information and support; to campaign on behalf of people with mental health problems and to raise money to fund their vital work.

We ran the West Highland Way

On Friday 18th August, 33 Nucleus people ran the 95-mile journey of the West Highland Way between Milgavie and Fort William in support of our charity partner, SAMH.

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“I can’t believe how generous the people of Nucleus have been when it comes to raising money for the various charities we’ve supported over the years – we always go above and beyond no matter the challenge!

Amy Irving, Client relations manager

Our previous charity partners

2016 – Marie Curie

In 2016 we smashed out target of raising £35,000 for Marie Curie and went on to raise over £50,000! As usual, the dedicated hard work from everyone and Nucleus, our users and supporters helped us reach such an amazing amount. As well as our charity auction at our annual conference, we got down and dirty with over 30 Nucleus people taking part in Total Warrior, pretty much getting caked from head to toe in mud! On the flip side we also had a beauty fest night where nails were buffed and hair was waxed. We also did a ‘Chilli Challenge’ where some brave (or stupid) Nucleus people decided to take part in eating a wide array of very spicy chillies!

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2015 – Joshua Nolan Foundation

Last year we were delighted to smash our target of £30,000 with a grand total of £33,279 which we achieved through an ambitious combination of cycle rides, marathons and mountain treks for the Joshua Nolan Foundation, a mental health counselling charity.

Joshua Nolan Bike Team
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Laura Nolan

“We were very proud to be selected as the Nucleus charity partner for 2015. The support enabled us to significantly increase our impact on those in need to create a stable platform for the future. We were both impressed and humbled by the enthusiasm and commitment of Nucleus to raising funds and loved working with them over the year.”

Laura Nolan, CEO, Joshua Nolan Foundation

Bowel Cancer Charity 2014

2014 – Bowel Cancer UK

David, our CEO, and Stuart, our managing director, got their trainers on along with two others for the Glasgow marathon. Three daredevils jumped out of a plane, and 36 took part in a dragon boat race in Leith. This helped us raise a massive £22,704 against our £20k target in 2014.

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2013 – Alzheimer Scotland

This was the year of the bake sale, with a total of ten happening that year. We also held a pampering event involving Edinburgh-based beauticians who kindly volunteered their time as well as some great raffle prizes. A team of us also completed the Rob Roy challenge. This helped us raise £15,000 for Alzheimer Scotland.

Charity Alzheimer Scotland 2013
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Stuart Geard

“Fundraising for a good cause is very much part of our corporate DNA and everyone in the business is encouraged to participate. This builds a sense of community, demonstrates our commitment to helping others, is a great way to get to know each other better and inevitably results in a whole lot of fun. I’m proud to work with people who are so generous with their time and money – and am impressed by the creative and diverse ideas the charity team comes up with each year!”

Stuart Geard, managing director

Charity Cancer Trust Caledonian 2012

2012 – Teenage cancer trust

Ten of us abseiled down the Forth Rail Bridge and 12 took on the Caledonian Challenge walking 54 miles from Fort William to Loch Lomond in 24 hours. We smashed our £10k target raising £12k that year.

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