Menzies 2023 Local CSR Events

Our policy has always been to support and to fund projects that result in tangible outcomes and real benefits to the people in our communities.

Here follows a summary of our offices, and the local charity that they’ve chosen to support for 2023/24, showing what we’ve achieved and what we have planned for the year:


Charity of the year: The City Hospice

Based in Whitchurch, Cardiff, The City Hospice Team cares for patients across Cardiff, managing their symptoms and offering essential support. They help patients with diagnoses such as Cancer, Dementia, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or other life-limiting illnesses.


  • Sparkle Walk – We lit up the North of Cardiff for a 10km walk in the night time along the cycle path and cobbled streets of Llandaff.
  • Mince Pie munching – During October, November, and December we judged different shop’s versions of mince pies and discussed pastry/filling and appearance.
  • Curry-Off – Cookery contestants from the office brought in their favourite home-made curries for us to judge the winner.
  • Jolly Jumper Day – Wore festive jumpers and cardigans to the office, to raise money for their local charity.


Charity of the year: Brightest Stars

Brightest Stars charity runs monthly sessions where children that have lost a parent or a sibling can get together to play and make friends with others who understand what they are going through. It also gives parents the chance to make connections and, for some, get much needed advice on what practical steps need to be taken when a loved one passes away.

  • 100 Mile Bike Ride – Sue from our Farnborough office did a 100 mile bike ride for the charity
  • Football Tournament


The Little Roo Neonatal Fund is the local charity for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, Surrey.

Charity of the year: Little Roo’s Neonatal Fund

  • 50k Walk – Samantha Bucksey, Sean Hill and Mike Ward from our Heathrow Office completed a 50k walk in the summer
  • Valentine’s Bake Sale
  • Charity Quiz


Charity of the year: Mary Frances Trust

Mary Frances Trust is a mental health and emotional wellbeing charity, supporting people in Surrey.

They offer a variety of online support and face to face services available to adults living in Surrey who wish to restore and maintain their mental health. Safe Haven is their local walk-in service for people in mental health crisis.

  • Games evening: Hosted a games evening, with Partners running Countdown, The Cube and Family Fortunes.
  • Raffle and Tuck Shop
  • Several colleagues ran a half marathon in aid of the charity


Charity of the year: Marylebone Project

The Marylebone Project provides a life-changing service for homeless women and is the largest and longest-running centre of its kind in London and the UK with over 90 years of experience supporting vulnerable homeless women in crisis affected by

  • Domestic abuse
  • Human trafficking
  • Domestic servitude
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Unemployment
  • Multiple complex needs
  • Loneliness
  • Learning disabilities
  • Minority ethnicity issues


Charity of the year: Sophie’s Legacy

Sophie was 9 when she was diagnosed with cancer and she died aged 10, the charity was set up to make the changes that Sophie wanted after spending so much time in hospital.

Sophie’s Legacy aims to make more play specialists available in hospitals,  improve hospital food, feed parents, increase training for professionals in relation to childhood cancer and increasing the funding that does into childhood cancer.

  • Collected Easter crafts for Queen Alexandra hospital in Portsmouth for the children wards
  • Pizza Party


Charity of the year: Woking Hospice

Woking & Sam Beare Hospice and Wellbeing Care is a charity that cares for thousands of patients and their carers and families each year. We specialise in delivering holistic care for patients with complex life-limiting and terminal illnesses.

  • Christmas Giving Food Bank – Goods and supplies were collected for the Woking Food Bank. The Food bank was arranged for Christmas deliveries to each family in need.


Charity of the year: Garden House Hospice

Garden House Hospice care are a local charity providing free, compassionate end of life care and support to patients and their families. Our services are available to people living in the communities of North Hertfordshire, Stevenage and surrounding towns and villages in Central Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

  • Boss Bonanza: The Stevenage Team got involved with ‘Boss Bonanza’, where the Partners and Directors had to complete a series of games to beat their colleagues and raise funds for their local charity.
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