Official launch of the David Hoyle Foundation on 21 January 2018
Haberman Ilett’s CSR programme was set up to provide an opportunity for both the firm and our staff to give back to the causes we care about. Every decision made, be it a one-off charity day or ongoing CSR partnership, represents the interests of everyone in the firm and this, we believe, has in no small part contributed to its success.
Each year the CSR committee choses charities from those nominated by members of our firm. For 2018 we have chosen the David Hoyle Foundation, a charity close to the heart of our managing partner, Frank Ilett, who knew David through the football team that their children play for.
The David Hoyle Foundation is a relatively young charity which was started in January 2018 in memory of David Hoyle, a social scientist who devoted his life to protecting African forests and natural ecosystems.
The charity helps the town of Nguti in Cameroon, the home of David’s widow Marceline, by providing further education to local children and contributing vital investment in the schools and hospital. It also gives tools and training to farmers to allow them to move from subsistence farming to trading surplus goods for the benefit of their families and their local community.
This year we have also partnered with Benefacto, a social enterprise which works with 40 small charities in London and allows us the flexibility to volunteer our time around our client commitments. Benefacto partners with charities that cover a broad range of causes that really benefit from one-off corporate support. This gives us the opportunity to give back to our local community.
To find out about our activities in support of these and previous charity partners, please click on the news articles in the column to the right or contact Lexi Boyes.