This year I am joining fellow CAs by taking part in Foundation 25 to raise funds for the ICAS Foundation. I have chosen to share the experience with my wonderful colleagues from the Aberdeen Business School at the Robert Gordon University and we are going to walk 10 miles (leaving the Garthdee Campus to walk to the Milltimber Bridge and back). This is going to be an inclusive event to encourage staff with varying fitness levels to join in so whilst 10 miles may not sound like a marathon this will not be a stroll in the park! We also have a track record of organising walks in torrential downpours so we expect that we might also get pretty wet!
Foundation 25 is asking for 25 CAs to fundraise together to support the next generation of accounting professionals, and collectively raise our target of £25,000.
The ICAS Foundation supports academically talented students from disadvantaged communities to study accountancy and finance at university, offering bursary funding, mentoring support and help with finding internships and graduate jobs.
As a charity that relies on donations, the Foundation couldn't do what they do without the help of ICAS members, and they need your support more than ever before. Applications continue to rise each year, and this year we saw a record-breaking number of young people apply for funding.
Please join me in supporting future CAs by donating to the Foundation 25 fundraising campaign today.
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