Local chartered accountants, George Hay, have commenced twelve months of 80-themed activities to mark 80 years since their Biggleswade office was first established, with a donation to Bedfordshire-based charity – The King’s Arms Project.


Earlier this month, Senior Partner at George Hay, Nick Willis, and Marketing Assistant, Ashleigh Coombes, visited the charity’s headquarters to deliver a donation of 80 winter items, comprising hats, gloves, scarves and socks, for those who find themselves on the streets during the winter months.

The King’s Arms Project supports homeless and disadvantaged individuals and families across Bedford by providing outreach, accommodation and opportunities for them to transform their circumstances for the better.

With a large team consisting of both employees and volunteers, the charity runs a number of invaluable services for those in need, including; a local night-shelter, weekly outreach meals, ‘move-on’ accommodation and a pathways to employment programme.

In addition, they support a number of refugee families, resettling them in Central Bedfordshire and helping them to integrate with the local community.

“The King’s Arms Project are extremely grateful to the team at George Hay for the Winter clothing donation. The items will help us to provide a warm welcome to those who use our services in the coming months and will make a big difference to the lives of our homeless and disadvantaged clients.”

“We have supported hundreds of people in Bedford, through their journey out of homelessness, since 1989 and it’s always a great feeling when local businesses want to join us in helping to make a change.”

Senior Partner at George Hay, Nick Willis, said, “We are delighted to be able to make this donation to The King’s Arms Project and to know that the items will make a real difference to those who, unfortunately, find themselves out on the streets during such harsh Winter weather.”

“Having been established in Biggleswade for 80 years, Bedfordshire is clearly a place that is close to our hearts at George Hay and we are pleased to be able to support a local organisation which is doing such wonderful work.”

“We are very much looking forward to supporting a whole host of other fantastic causes over the course of the next twelve months, across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.”

Left to right: Ashleigh Coombes, Marketing Assistant at George Hay, Steve Westwood and Phillipa Harries of The King’s Arms Project and Nick Willis, Senior Partner at George Hay

To find out more about George Hay Chartered Accountants, based in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, visit www.georgehay.co.uk