Three members of Brewin Dolphin’s Plymouth team will be setting sail to raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West in June when they take part in the Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit. 

Business Development Manager and experienced sailor Philip Thitchener, from Exeter, will be joined by investment managers Rory Kilbride and James Holt in a 26-mile offshore race to and from Plymouth Sound in Bellatrix, Philip’s Beneteau yacht. Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of discretionary wealth management with offices in Plymouth, Exeter and Truro, has pledged to double the sponsorship money raised.

“We’re hoping to raise about £1000 for Children’s Hospice South West to help support the amazing work the charity does in providing respite and short breaks and emergency, palliative and end-of-life care in North Devon’s Little Bridge House, North Somerset’s Charlton Farm and mid Cornwall’s Little Harbour,” said Philip. “I’m delighted to be taking on the challenge with two of my Brewin Dolphin colleagues – may the wind be with us!”

The Eddystone Pursuit is an annual event which first took place in 2002. Having raised nearly half a million pounds since then, it is the third largest fundraising event in the South West.

Philip’s day job sees him working with independent financial advisors and other intermediaries across the region to meet their clients’ needs. With many years’ experience in the investment management sector, he joined Brewin Dolphin in June 2016. Out of office hours, he can most often be found on the water.

“Sailing is my hobby and I love it,” said Philip. “It’s a real privilege to be able to combine that interest with fundraising for such a worthwhile cause.”

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