Charity of the Year

Petes Dragon Logo

This year Gard & Co, have chosen Pete’s Dragons as their charity of the year.

Based in Plymouth for almost 200 years, Gard & Co are proud to support local charities each and every year. Gard & Co are delighted this year to be supporting Pete’s Dragons, who help people living through the suicide of a loved one.

Via crowdfunding Pete’s Dragons have raised funds so that they have a designated Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer working face to face with families in Plymouth. They would like to start offering all those in Plymouth impacted by this issue counselling, wellbeing treatments, holistic therapies and to run Children and Family Fun Days, as they do in other areas in Devon.  And any money we can raise in Plymouth will be spent on services in Plymouth.

To raise funds this year various members of staff have:

  • Taken on Partner Challenges – Ice Bucket, Cream Pie, Chilli Eating, Bushtucker…
  • Ridden from Lands End to John O’Groats on a tandem bike
  • Participated in BubbleRush – a running event with bubbles!
  • Taken part in various sales – Books, Ice Creams, Cakes, Bacon Rolls…
  • Paid forfeits for dressing down and mentioning Brexit!
  • Held raffles

This has been topped up by the generous donations made by clients in the boxes on the reception desk.

If you would like to know more about Pete’s Dragons pop over to their website:

Last year Gard & Co.’s raised £4,010.75 for Friends & Families of Special Children.

Friends and Family logo for Charity of the year page