Watch out for announcements of the launch of The Big Favour, coming in the next few weeks.
The Big Favour is the latest project from Award winning marketer and philanthropist, entrepreneur Andrew Reynolds.
15 Years of Charitable Giving
He has been doing a ‘Big Favour’ for a number of causes for more than 15 years. Those benefiting include The Princes Trust, which Andrew became a patron of. This he did shortly after becoming independently wealthy through his starting and running his own business.
Also to benefit were Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity. Through a Big Favour project money was raised to build a new 6 bed ward. This allowed the UK’s leading children’s hospital to accommodate a further 6 children at a time. Further projects followed, including further work on raising money for Great Ormond Street. This helped with the building of the new cardiac wing.
Make A Wish foundation also benefited from Andrews philanthropy. Through the raising of over £1million in charity donations they were able to fund wishes for young people with serious and life-threatening illnesses. Andrew Reynolds went on to become an Ambassador for the foundation.
Following an eyesight issue personally, Andrew then decided to switch his attention to a leading children’s eye charity. He supported Blind Children UK and raised over £130,000 to help them in their life-changing work.
Front Page News Brings Big Favour
Other contributions were made over the years to a number of great projects. A front page newspaper story featured a local disability charity needing some new equipment to help their clients with disabilities. Andrew called in to find out more at the charities HQ and met the team.
After chatting about what the charity did and how he could help, Andrew provided funding for several new pieces of equipment and continued to assist financially for several years after too.
Similarly Andrew also paid for a new Dial A Ride bus in his local town which would help local residents get to a local drop-in centre for lunches and to meet other people.
“I met a lady there who said that if it had not been for the bus picking her up and taking her to the lunches, she would not see anyone or have anyone to talk to week after week”.
That simple donation of the money to buy the bus changed her life – and the lives of so many others in the area.
More big favours followed as money was raised for Children with Cancer UK, a small charity based in Great Ormond Street in London, opposite the hospital, in 2016 – a charity that Andrew has continued to support though 2017.
So what is The Big Favour and when will it be announced? More details to follow in the next few weeks