Local financial services business, Gray Financial were looking to support a local charity and put Hollybank forward as their charity of the year and we're super grateful!

Gray Financial are part of a wider financial network called The Openwork Partnership who run a foundation that supports charities like Hollybank.

The Openwork foundation works with other organisations and businesses to support vulnerable children and adults in the UK and overseas. Each year their colleagues and advisers raise on average over £500,000 to support everybody from new born babies to people later in life.

They aim to make a positive difference to charities like Hollybank, where they believe it matters most. Over the years, they've donated more than £20.8 million.

They deliver grants, fundraising and volunteer programmes, designed to engage businesses, advisers and colleagues in The Openwork Partnership, to support our local communities.

As a nominated charity, we were able to apply for a grant towards our iPad appeal which was successful and we were awarded three thousand pounds, which will go towards buying iPads for the people who live and learn at Hollybank to use for educational purposes, and to keep in touch with their families with the click of a button.

In addition to choosing us as their charity of the year, and helping us secure the grant for our iPad appeal, Gray financial are also undertaking additional fundraising, including a sponsored walk and a raffle. You can find out more, including how to get involved here.

We can't thank Gray Financial enough for putting us forward for the grant and we're so happy to have been awarded such a great amount, it really will benefit the people we care for here at Hollybank.