Blevins Franks team: from left, Georgina Watling, Sharon Farrell, Adrian Hook, Gareth Allan, Celia Watling, Genevieve Norbrega, Ionela Bodrug, John Poulter, Dionne Curry
Blevins Franks team: from left, Georgina Watling, Sharon Farrell, Adrian Hook, Gareth Allan, Celia Watling, Genevieve Norbrega, Ionela Bodrug, John Poulter, Dionne Curry

Blevins Franks sees red for charity

Blevins Franks Charitable Foundation hosts ‘Paint the Firm Red’ event

Blevins Franks Charitable Foundation hosted an awareness day on June 24 at the Blevins Franks Wealth Management office in Loulé.

Blevins Franks dedicates one day a year to raise the profile of the Foundation and collect contributions. Called ‘Paint the Firm Red’, offices across Portugal, Spain, France, Cyprus, Malta and the UK organise events or initiatives in support, usually with a ‘red’ theme.

Over the five years since its inception in 2017, the Charitable Foundation has supported over 264 causes across six countries, donating over €172,000. Funds are contributed by Blevins Franks management and staff, clients, and through fund-raising events.

John Poulter, Private Client Manager, Blevins Franks and Sharon Farrell, Partner at Blevins Franks
John Poulter, Private Client Manager, Blevins Franks and Sharon Farrell, Partner at Blevins Franks

The Foundation helps causes that support the communities in which the company operates. Its grants fund work with disadvantaged children, vulnerable adults, homelessness prevention, animal rescue, anti-bullying projects, lifesaving medical treatment, food banks and community canteens, promoting positive mental health, children and adults with disabilities etc.

This year, the Blevins Franks Portugal team were joined by local clients, friends and, most importantly, representatives from the charities supported so far in 2022: APAV Victim Support; Special 21; Agrupamento de Escolas Silves Sul, and Cadela Carlota.

Adrian Hook, Partner at Blevins Franks, and fiancé Nina
Adrian Hook, Partner at Blevins Franks, and fiancé Nina

Dionne Curry, the local Foundation committee representative, shared their appreciation to all in attendance, thanking them for the kind support given on the day and throughout the year by so many. This enables the Foundation to make an impact in our local community and support those who are in need of a helping hand.

A member of the Tribulum catering team
Dionne Curry, Blevins Franks Marketing & Charitable Foundation committee member, and David Trubshaw, Silves Rotary Club
Dionne Curry, Blevins Franks Marketing & Charitable Foundation committee member, and David Trubshaw, Silves Rotary Club

The Charitable Foundation is always seeking local organisations and causes to support; if you would like to learn more about what it does, or nominate an organisation, email dionne.curry@blevinsfranks.com

“Finally, special thanks to Tribulum Restaurant and Prime Wine for their kind support of food and wine for the event.

Sharon Farrell, Partner at Blevins Franks, and Cyril Griffiths, Director of Special 21
Sharon Farrell, Partner at Blevins Franks, and Cyril Griffiths, Director of Special 21

“A number of other partners donated wonderful prizes for a fundraising raffle. Thanks to Vila Vita Parc; Cascade Wellness Resort; Tivoli Carvoeiro; Praia D’el Rey Marriot; Quinta do Lago Golf; Tribulum Restaurant and Edmond de Rothschild – your generosity was extraordinary,” concluded the Blevins Franks Portugal team.

Cake selection
Cake selection
Silvério Guerreiro, Rotarian and Loulé council member
Silvério Guerreiro, Rotarian and Loulé council member
From left: Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV) - Algarve office representative, Sharon Farrell, Partner at Blevins Franks, and Dionne Curry, Blevins Franks Marketing & Charitable Foundation committee member
From left: Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV) – Algarve office representative, Sharon Farrell, Partner at Blevins Franks, and Dionne Curry, Blevins Franks Marketing & Charitable Foundation committee member
Winning cake by Mrs Allan
Winning cake by Mrs Allan