In 2018, the Removers Benevolent Association (RBA) received a £76 donation from Kent-based BAR Member D.C. Groves & Son, which continues to operate a successful scheme that enlists its customers to raise funds for one of three charities. 

On each contract, clients are asked to tick one of three boxes to support either the RBA, the Hospice in the Weald or the Tenterden Lions Club, and the company then donates £2 to the chosen charity. If no box is ticked, D.C. Groves adds up the unallocated funds at the end of the year and divides them between the three causes. 

The scheme is working very well. In 2018, the company raised £166 for the Hospice in the Weald, £66 for the Tenterden Lions Club and increased its RBA contribution to £76 from £56 the year previously. 

All three charities are close to the company’s heart. The Hospice in the Weald provides care free of charge to terminally ill patients, their families and their carers around the West Kent and Northern East Sussex areas, and the Tenterden Lions Club raises money to carry out and support a wide range of projects within its local community. 

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