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Charities share in £32,800 cash boost thanks to Mattioli Woods

Charities share in £32,800 cash boost thanks to Mattioli Woods

Almost 80 charities are set to benefit after Mattioli Woods urged its staff to nominate worthy causes for a cash windfall.

The money is being paid out by the company after it received a “truly heart-warming” response from employees.

Now 77 organisations and individuals will share £32,866.68 donated by the wealth management specialist - £426.84 each.

It comes after chief executive Ian Mattioli asked for nominations to help it continue a charitable tradition started by Amati Global Investors Ltd, in which it now holds a 49 per cent stake.

Every year, investment funds business Amati hands a share of its profits to good causes.

Mr Mattioli said: “Our friends at Amati have an annual commitment to donate 10 per cent to charity.

“Because of our similar values we wanted to further that tradition and agreed that we, as 49 per cent owner, would continue the good work Amati had started”.

Staff throughout the Mattioli Woods group were asked to come up with suggested causes they felt deserving of a pay-out.

“I got to learn of so many causes who were worthy of our backing. I am not embarrassed to say that I found some deeply moving,” Mr Mattioli explained.

“The right decision was to split the money equally between them and I know they will use it well. As a group, it continues to be important to us to share our success with others”.

The organisations set to benefit...

Organisations nominated by its Leicester office included The Laura Centre, LOROS, SANDS, Birkett House Special School, Wigston, Friends of Birkett House, Heart Link (Glenfield), Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Headway, Ketan Radia’s Children’s Charity, ADAPT.

Bodie Hodges Foundation (Whetstone, Leicester), Gateway Women, CLIC Sargent, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, Leicester City of Sanctuary, Heart Link Children’s Charity (Glenfield Hospital), Healing Little Hearts (Leicester General Hospital), Pulmonary Hypertensions Association, RNIB, Syston Town Cricket Club, Rugby Baptist Church, the Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

West Indian Senior Citizens’ Project, Dove Cottage Hospice Day Hospice (Melton Mowbray), Springbridge Driving for the Disabled (Willoughby Waterleys, Leicestershire), the Richard Mayne Foundation, Autism Awareness Central UK, Focus Leukaemia, Prostaid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Prostate Cancer UK and the Air Ambulance Service.

Newmarket: Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Littlelifts (breast cancer), Niamh Henry Fairy Wish Fund, Blood Bikes, Keep Britain Tidy, Peterborough and District Samaritans and Burwell Print Centre.

Preston: Trinity Hospice (Blackpool), Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, 1st Brindle Brownies and Naseem’s Brain Tumour Charity.

Glasgow: The Antonine Trail Race, Solving Kids’ Cancer, Live Life Give Life and Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.

Buckingham: Buckinghamshire MIND, Oli’s Fight, Tony Elischer Foundation (Ballmoor, Buckingham), Great Ormond Street Hospital and Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis.

Aberdeen: Sport in Mind, Friends of Anchor, Charlie House, Sue Ryder – Dee View Appeal, the Sandpiper Trust, CHAS (Children’s Hospices Across Scotland), Aboyne Playgroup and the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals.

Solihull: Birmingham Dogs’ Home, Parkinson’s UK and Project Luangwa.