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As part of our business strategy and planning, we explore various ways that we can make an important contribution. This doesn’t need to be a cheque – as in our experience it is important to be part of what is happening. Our decision to provide professional services and time to develop the extension to the Samson Centre for Multiple Sclerosis has been extremely rewarding in many ways.

The extension was completed in May 2019 and officially opened in September. Tony Iannaccone’s friendship with Samson founder, John Hambly, goes back over thirty years – from when they both worked together as surveyors for Cyril Silver & Partners. Tony was delighted to be part of the official opening of the centre and returned to site last week for end of defects inspections when John asked him to take down a tea-towel which was apparently hiding a hole in the wall. On removing the tea-towel, Tony was completely taken by surprise to reveal a plaque dedicated to Silver for our contribution to successfully completing the project.

So, why is supporting charities good for business? It’s a simple answer and immeasurable. It is what you get in return when you witness the difference your contribution has made to this fantastic project and the people connected with the charity.

The images of the plaque and group photography courtesy of Graham Jelley.

Left to Right: Jackie Payne, Centre Manager; John Hambly, Vice-Chairman, Samson Centre; Tony Iannaccone, CEO, Silver; David Kitching, Commodore of the Wey Kayak Club