Dame Kelly Holmes Trust are delighted to announce that Brooks Macdonald has come on board as a silver partner for the Starting Blocks Challenge. The leading wealth management company are celebrating 30 years in business this year and will support the Trust through a number of fundraising activities over the next twelve months as well as supporting delivery in schools in London and Edinburgh.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the business, Brooks Macdonald has partnered with the Trust to design a programme which encourages fundraising and support through various initiatives. Activities employees can get involved with include volunteering in schools recommended by the Trust or putting their physical endurance to the test in a sponsored castaway challenge!

The partnership builds on the business’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, following the launch of the Inclusive Futures programme in 2021, and ongoing support for social mobility organisations such as Investment 2020, #10000BlackInterns and City Hive.

Andrew Shepherd, Brooks Macdonald CEO, said:

Company anniversaries offer an opportunity to reflect on what we stand for, and give back to the communities we operate in. Dame Kelly Homes Trust is a fantastic organisation whose mission to help disadvantaged young people reach their potential really resonates with our own values. We have achieved so much in the last thirty years, and the partnership announced today only underscores our ambition to continue to move forwards – particularly when it comes to building on our commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Ben Hilton, CEO of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust:

We are delighted to welcome Brooks Macdonald on board as a silver Starting Blocks Challenge partner. Thanks to their support, we will deliver much needed mentoring programmes in schools in Edinburgh and London. We’re also looking forward to working together on fundraising and team building activities as they celebrate their 30 year anniversary, including a Survival Challenge, which will see teammates using some of the skills and mindsets the Trust’s programmes develop in the young people we work with; and a Sports Day, where the team will get to experience the power of working with our world class athlete mentors, and see what a positive difference they make.

Over the next twelve months, the team at Brooks Macdonald will be taking part in a Survival Island challenge at the end of May, participating in a company wide quiz, as well as attending a Sports Day in the summer hosted by some of our incredible elite athletes. Alongside this, members of staff will be taking part in a Corporate Starting Blocks Challenge based around the distance of 1991 kilometres, representing the year Brooks Macdonald launched. 

To find out more about becoming a corporate partner in getting involved in the Starting Blocks Challenge, please drop us a line at [email protected]