Mattioli Woods has a long history of supporting local communities. Therefore, it is with immense pleasure that we can confirm we are once again supporting charities across the country thanks to our involvement with the Amati charity pot.
Amati Global Investors Limited has continued their practice of donating 10% of their profits to charity and, with Amati being a part of the Mattioli Woods family, we are able to benefit from this incredible generosity. Each year our employees help us distribute these funds. This year we received 97 requests for donations to charities that either provide support directly to our colleagues or are areas important to them.
We were able to allocate a staggering £169,950, with every charity nominated receiving between £250 and £40,000.
Charities including Derian House Children’s Hospice, MND, Reach and The Wave Project received the funds at a time when donations have dropped due to increased expenses in the home. A recent report from ICAEW said although 40% of charities could rely on their reserves, many charities would need to implement ‘strong financial management and ingenuity to survive’.
Ian Mattioli, Chief Executive Officer of Mattioli Woods said, “Once again our colleagues at Mattioli Woods have made us proud with the vast amount of nominations sent in for us to choose which charities we should work with. While we continue to support our national charity, British Heart Foundation, we are always looking for ways we can help those smaller charities that are close to our colleagues’ hearts. The Amati pot gives us this chance to help those up and down the country.”
ADAPT Prembabies are one of the charities receiving a donation and Development Co-ordinator Sue Williams said:
“We are absolutely delighted to receive this kind donation and can confirm that this donation will be put towards purchasing items for the baby packs given to every new mum on the neonatal units. These baby packs give parents lots of useful information on how to cope with having a special care baby. We use over 1,500 of these baby packs each year. At a cost of £5.75 per pack, this donation will go a long way in helping to meet our funding requirements. The parents are so grateful for these packs as we are always hearing about and supporting mums who go to work in the morning and by tea time their baby has arrived unexpectedly very early and they have nothing organised for baby’s arrival.”