KPMG raises £60,000 to help homeless families

23 January 2013

Young girl holding sign saying thank you

KPMG – a leading UK provider of audit, tax and advisory services – has raised more than £120,000 to share between its charity partners Shelter and Action for Literacy.

The company’s ‘First Hour’ appeal asked more than 1,600 employees and partners to donate the first hour of their salary for 2013.

Staff contributions were matched by the firm, bringing the record amount raised to £123,770.

Shelter’s Chief Executive, Campbell Robb, said: ‘Thank you all so much for your generous donations. The money raised for Shelter will help fund our advice for families struggling with homelessness.’

KPMG entered a two-year partnership with Shelter in November 2012. The firm aims to raise more than £1 million for charity, supporting Shelter through fundraising initiatives and skilled volunteering.

Marianne Fallon, Head of Corporate Affairs at KPMG, said: ‘We’re delighted with the fantastic response from staff to raise funds for two great causes. We’re looking forward to working closely with both charities and supporting the vital work they do.’

Find out more about KPMG’s work with Shelter on our charity partnership page