Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin’s Southwest offices (Exeter, Plymouth and Truro) have raised over £12,000 for Farms for City Children, during a two-year partnership with the charity, which began in 2020. The money raised will be able to subsidise around 39 children’s residential stay at a farm for one week.

Employees from all three offices took part in various fundraising activities to raise money, including Christmas auctions and raffles and the Brewin Dolphin 7-Day Challenge, which saw members from the respective offices walk, run or cycle 655 miles collectively over seven days. The team also took part in two volunteering days at Nethercott House, where they weeded the gardens and painted chicken coops and a potting shed.

The impact that Farms for City Children has on youngsters is visible, with one teacher saying: “This time provides invaluable opportunities for children to broaden their experiences. It provides children with important structure and routine and builds their physical and emotional resilience.” Another added: “Children who do not thrive in the classroom setting have embraced every opportunity. Their confidence and self-esteem have grown beyond measure. They will transfer these skills into the outside world.”

Tim Walker, head of office for Southwest, Brewin Dolphin, said: “It has been a genuine pleasure for us to work together to support this wonderful charity, over the last two years. The timing has been perfect, giving children the confidence building experiences they offer has never been more important.”