In 2019, Bishop Fleming celebrated its centenary year and to mark this unique milestone its people set the ambitious target of raising £100,000 through a range of fundraising challenges. At the heart of this target was our largest mass participation challenge - our title partnership of the Bath Half Marathon. This is the largest charity fundraising event in the South West and is a great community celebration for the city.
We entered a team of 120 runners which is nearly one third of our total staff, forming the largest corporate team in the 29-year history of the event. Uniquely, we invited all runners to run for a charity of their own choice and Team BF100 went on to raise £35,000 for over 60 different charities. The firm also pledged to give away £2,000 by helping 20 Bath Half runners through a social media competition which was launched on the day of the event. The event was such a success that Bishop Fleming has agreed to be title partner of the 2020 event and is entering an even larger team of 130 runners. Our £100,000 target was smashed in July 2019 and we went on to raise an amazing £150,000.