Corporate Social Responsibility
At BDO Northern Ireland we are committed to being a responsible business, both in how we work with our clients but also in terms of how we contribute to the wider community.
At BDO Northern Ireland, support for CSR has been long standing, with a range of initiatives not only raising money for important and worthy activities but also providing an opportunity to reflect and reinforce our business culture and its values.
Fundraising activities that BDO regularly organise include ‘Happy Friday’ events, coffee mornings, Halloween dress up days, volunteering days and once a year members of the firm try and do something a little crazy for our charity.
Some of these ‘crazy’ charity activities have included:
- White Collar Boxing
- Dublin Marathon
- Belfast Marathon
- Tough Mudder
- BDO’s Production of the Aladdin Pantomime
Every two years the BDO CSR committee announces their support of one charity around which the fund raising activities during this time will focus.
Since April 2016 BDO Northern Ireland have focused their charity efforts with local charity Friends of the Cancer Centre . Friends of the Cancer Centre have a long and proud history of helping local cancer patients across Northern Ireland over the last 30 years. Based at the heart of the Cancer Centre at Belfast City Hospital, the charity funds life-saving and life-changing projects that make a real and lasting difference to the lives of thousands of local people affected by cancer and in the last year alone, Friends of the Cancer Centre has put £1.4 million back into the Cancer Centre.
As part of their support for the Friends of the Cancer Centre, BDO Northern Ireland are also getting set to conquer Northern Ireland’s highest peak to support the local charity and are encouraging local businesses and their employees to join them.
On Saturday, 2nd September 2017, people from across Northern Ireland will take on Friends of the Cancer Centre’s Slieve Donard Challenge, sponsored by BDO Northern Ireland to raise vital funds to support the charity’s work.
The 850m climb to the summit of Slieve Donard will take in incredible views of the Mourne Mountains, where participants can capture breath-taking views of the County Down coast. Check out the video below for information and how to register.
Since fundraising began for Friends of the Cancer Centre in June 2016, we are proud and delighted to announce that the team at BDO NI have raised over £10,000 for the charity. In addition, employees have donated 18 hours volunteering time so far to Friends of the Cancer Centre.