At Ascend Broking Group we take our responsibility to the wider community seriously.

We engage in local charity, volunteer or ‘grass roots’ causes, especially where we can help make a difference, participate in local community football projects and take part in team charity events raising money for worthy causes.

Our 2023 Nominated Charity – Kids Inspire

We are delighted to announce that Kids Inspire (registered charity number 1129513) will once again be our Charity of the Year for 2023.

Ascend will be raising money in aid of Kids Inspire through various fundraising efforts, from taking part in physical challenges, adrenaline packed fundraisers, fundraising events and also attending events held by the charity themselves.

Kids Inspire, based locally to Ascend in Chelmsford, provide mental health and trauma recovery support for children, young people and their families through a range of therapeutic and community activities, promoting resilience, self-awareness, and relationship building to empower more positive life choices.

The founder of Kids Inspire, Sue Bell, identified the lack of support for children who are victims of distress, abuse and neglect as a key issue and proved that these children could have a positive intervention before they engaged in criminal or dangerous activities from the result of previous traumas.

The target set by Ascend is £10,000

More about our 2019 nominated charity – Little Belsteads RDA

Ascend Broking is the first sponsor of a brand new Riding for the Disabled group set up a couple of miles away from our offices, in Little Waltham.

Peter Adams set up the registered charity to help disabled children from all over Essex learn to ride and interact with horses. It is important we support our local community in the kind of activities local authorities do not always have the resources to fund.

We are here to support disabled children in reaping the benefits of riding and interacting with these animals.

In 2021 we hope to plan various charity fundraising activities.

“I would like to thank Ascend Broking for reaching out to us, especially in our infancy. Starting a new charity, it’s very hard to get going, but it has been made a lot easier by Matt and the team pledging their support. I believe every charity is a good cause and it’s very hard to pick which ones to support but to know you are supporting a small local charity where every single penny that we receive from Ascend is very much needed and being put to good use for Essex children deserves a big thank you to Ascend Broking”

Peter Adams
Little Belsteads School

Horse Riding and the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA)

The Belsteads School has excellent horse riding facilities on site, with a menage and several paddocks for the horses to enjoy, and has formed a positive link with the RDA, becoming a designated centre to enable our pupils and the local community to have an opportunity to access the benefits of riding and working with horses.

Where appropriate, we integrate horse riding into each pupil’s bespoke curriculum and encourage each pupil to become involved. Some children connect extremely well with horses and we have seen that riding provides physical benefits alongside helping the children develop friendships, relationships and social skills. Please find below the links to the RDA website.