Positive Solutions has pledged to raise £100,000 for charity through charitable trust the Harrison Foundation.
Outgoing PosSol executive chairman David Harrison asked 1,000 advisers at the firm’s annual partner forum in Birmingham last week to dip into their pockets for charity, promising to match their donations through PosSol and Aegon.
He said: “Today, why don’t we give £100,000 to charity? There is the headline, just to make sure that none of our friends in the press get it wrong – ‘Positive Solutions donates £100,000 to charity’. If each and every one of you gave £50 from your wallets today, I will match it through the Harrison Foundation. Together we can raise £100,000, just like that.”
He said the foundation would prefer to give bigger amounts to small group of charities but is open to suggestions from advisers about what these should be. Outgoing PosSol chief executive Neil Johnson is the trust’s secretary.
Trustee and True Potential senior partner Daniel Harrison says: “It is something that the family have been talking about doing for some time, about how we can use the business for more than just commercial purposes. It seems to be really successful so far and we are all pleased.”