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Cooper Associates Foundation celebrates £100,000 donation milestone

Cooper Associates Foundation, the philanthropic arm of award-winning financial advice firm Cooper Associates Group, has reached an impressive donation milestone of £100,000 in donations.

Since its inception in 2018, the Foundation has supported a wide range of charities and community projects throughout the South West, most of which have a key focus on the physical and mental wellbeing of children and young people. Charities and good causes supported include PROMISEworks, Reminiscence Learning, All Sorts Gloucester, Ark at Egwood, JOGLE for Jude and The Nelson Trust.

The Foundation raises funds through the generosity of the people within Cooper Associates Group. This includes donating money through their earnings as well as their time setting up fundraising events. These have included skydives, charity cycle rides, black tie poker nights, golf days and litter picking.

Through the Foundation’s support, charities can overcome hurdles in their efforts to support their communities and reach fundraising objectives. One example is JOGLE for Jude, a charity event set up by the parents of three-year-old, Jude Chinn, who sadly lost his life in 2020.

Laura Jones and Richard Chinn needed £4,950 to cover the accommodation costs of a team of cyclists travelling from John O’ Groats to Lands’ End in memory of Jude, while raising money for Bristol Children’s Hospital.

As a result of Cooper Associates Foundation donating the required £4,950, Jude’s parents along with friends, family, and other companies, managed to go on to raise more than £150,000.

Brainwave, a Somerset-based charity which helps children with disabilities and additional needs achieve greater independence, was another charity to receive vital funding from the Foundation. Keith Sinclair, CEO of Brainwave, said:

“We are beyond grateful to Cooper Associates Foundation for their generous donation of £4,500, which will have a huge impact on the Somerset families we support. Thank you for walking alongside us on our journey to support even more children and families both locally and across the UK. We are fortunate to have you in our Brainwave Family.”

Samantha Jackson, CEO for Cooper Associates Group and a Trustee of Cooper Associates Foundation, said: “The whole team at Cooper Associates Group is beyond proud to have reached this momentous goal. I know I speak for us all when I say we are honoured to support such important charities and enable our local communities to thrive. Here’s to raising and donating the next £100,000.”

Any charity or good cause looking for funding support can contact Cooper Associates Foundation via its website here: The Foundation welcomes applications all year round.

To see more about the impact the Foundation has had on local charities, good causes, and individuals in the local area, watch the 2023 Foundation video here:

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