40 Reasons to Raise Money for Charity with JCP Director and Swansea Bay Business Club
- AuthorAmy Seppman
Following a two-year term as Deputy President of Swansea Bay Business Club, Amy Seppman - Marketing Director and one of the business owners at JCP Solicitors - is taking the helm as the Club’s President, following in the footsteps of JCP Solicitors CEO Hayley Davies, who was President of the Club from 2015 to 2017.
To mark the start of Amy’s new role, which happens to coincide with her 40th birthday, the new President is launching the ‘40 Cubed Challenge’: aiming to get together 40 people, to do 40 activities, with the aim of raising £40,000 during her two-year tenure.
Faith in Families, the President’s chosen charity for 2024 and 2025, will receive all funds raised through the challenge. To kick off the campaign, there are 40 places for Swansea Bay Business Club members to take part in the Swansea University Swansea Half Marathon to raise money for the local community support centres.
Speaking of her appointment, Amy said: “Swansea Bay Business Club provides the opportunity to meet with other businesses in the South West Wales area, connecting with business leaders working to benefit our region. Having been on the Board of the Club since 2013, I’m looking forward to further improving diversity and inclusion amongst our members and guest speakers and continuing to provide a high calibre relationship building community for the transformation of regional business.
“When discussing how to mark the Presidency with Cherrie Bija, CEO at Faith in Families, it came up that it’s also a milestone year for me personally. We thought, what better way to mark a momentous year than through an ambitious charitable effort?”
With three “community cwtches” in Swansea East, Faith in Families offers accessible opportunities for children, young people and their families to change their lives for the better. Providing lunch clubs, food poverty prevention and support, help with childcare, interventions for children with additional needs, support for understanding emotions and enhancing wellbeing for families, the centres make a profound difference to the areas in which they run.
Amy continued: “I chose Faith in Families as the President’s charity for 2024 and 2025 after visiting their centres, as it was clear that our funds could make an immediate impact. The charity has a strong history of support, and its board of trustees work hard to ensure every penny raised can bring tangible benefits to local families in need.
“I know our Club members enjoy a challenge, and I hope to see many people taking part in this worthwhile effort to help a local charity.”
Cherrie Bija, CEO of Faith in Families, said: “We were thrilled to be selected as the chosen charity for the next two years, and we are extremely grateful to Swansea Bay Business Club for their support. So much of our work relies on charitable donations, particularly from corporate organisations, and this support for our work will be invaluable.”
To keep up to date on the fundraising challenges, or to donate to the cause visit: 40 Cubed Challenge Swansea Bay Business Club Localgiving
What challenge do you want to do for Faith in Families? Contact Amy with ideas and to find out more. Email Amy Seppman: email@example.com
Swansea Bay Business Club is the longest established and largest business networking club in the region, with nearly five hundred members and over a thousand supporters who regularly attend the events. Founded in 1949, the Club now covers the Swansea Bay region from Neath Port Talbot to Pembrokeshire. To learn more about the Club, and its Board, and/or to become a member please visit: www.swanseabaybusinessclub.com