PKF Smith Cooper Systems, an award-winning Sage business partner, has launched its 2023 Christmas campaign, ‘Spare A Chair’.

The company is asking local businesses to donate the cost of an extra seat at their Christmas party. The total raised will be split between three charities: the NSPCC, Shelter, and the Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance.

This campaign follows previous work fundraising for charities based across the country, including donations to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, Winchester Basics Bank, and The Cowshed as part of their event earlier this year in Reading.

PKF Smith Cooper Systems’ Managing Director, Chris Smith, said:

“Over the last few years we have done some great things working specifically with food banks local to our offices. This Christmas, we really wanted to take things up a level and had this idea as we were organising our own Christmas party! For the price of one extra attendee at the Christmas party, businesses can make a major contribution to one of the charities below and help the most vulnerable at a particularly tough time of year.”

Companies who want to donate to the campaign can do so by going to the campaign’s dedicated page on GiveWheel    

About Shelter: Shelter exists to defend the right to a safe home and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people and society. Shelter believes that home is everything. Learn more at www.shelter.org.uk.

About NSPCC: The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is the leading children’s charity in the UK, working to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through its helpline, therapeutic services, and campaigning efforts, the NSPCC aims to ensure that every child has a safe and nurturing childhood. Learn more at www.nspcc.org.uk.

About Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance: Initially created to respond to the immediate needs of people in Derby at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance now supports people experiencing food poverty, through food provision, signposting, education, and advice. Learn more at www.derbyfood4thoughtalliance.org.uk.

About PKF Smith Cooper Systems: Founded in 2014, PKF Smith Cooper Systems is a Sage business partner, based in Derby. They work across the UK, in multiple industries, to implement Sage’s business accounting software into companies of all shapes and sizes. The company has a proud track record of supporting causes both local and national.