Wellbeing comes from five interconnected sources:

  • financial wellbeing
  • career wellbeing
  • social wellbeing
  • physical wellbeing
  • community wellbeing

Engaging in your community is a particularly good source of wellbeing as you see the positive impact around you.

Over the years we have been proud to get involved with local charities and organisations. Here are some of the charities we’ve been involved with;

It’s In The Bag

Ovation is excited to be sponsoring It’s in the Bag Cancer Support’s Test Fest Festival 2024! It’s in the Bag’s chair Michael Perry has a great respect for Ovation and agreed the support with Chartered Financial Planner and Director Tom Morris.

Test Fest is a music festival with a message – the only one of its kind in the UK and maybe the world! Most testicular cancer awareness campaigns focus on sport, colleges, universities and workplaces. However, stats reveal that young men are the largest group of attendees at music festivals, so why not focus on music to encourage awareness. The Festival has recently been recognised in the UK Festival Awards and been shortlisted for Brand Activation, alongside big companies like Brewdog, Lidl and Amazon Fashion and also finalists in the Somerset Business Awards for Charity of the Year.

Charity founder and event organiser Sue Brand says:

It has been difficult for businesses and quite a challenge to find sponsors. We are very pleased to have Ovation Finance on board and we really look forward to working together. It is a difficult time for charities, but having such a well-respected local business support us, really does help. The team at Ovation Finance understands what we are trying to achieve and we hope that people in the west country come and support us too.

Do follow this link for further information about It’s In The Bag’s brilliant work.

It’s in the Bag’s chair Michael Perry with Chartered Financial Planner and Director Tom Morris from Ovation Finance.

Penny Brohn

Ovation is incredibly proud to support the Penny Brohn UK National Centre. Penny Brohn employs a groundbreaking holistic approach to treating cancer, focusing on improving the Wellbeing of patients with their skills in mindfulness and nutrition.

It was a conversation about Penny Brohn that sparked the idea for The Financial Wellbeing book, which galvanized and brought together concepts that Ovation had held for many years relating to money and happiness.

It felt right to hold the book launch on the wonderful grounds of the centre.

City Funds

Ovation is proud to announce City Funds as our new chosen charity. City Funds believes Bristol can be a thriving and healthy city, built on a fair social foundation within sustainable environmental boundaries. As a Bristol-based company, we are pleased to have found a way to help address key priorities in our own community.

Jessie May

During 2017 a member of staff from Ovation spent half a day each week volunteering at Jessie May Children’s Hospice.

Since its creation in 1996, Jessie May has supported over 175 children and their families in the Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset area. We’re in awe of the work they do and we were delighted to help raise money for them by running the Bristol 10k.

Bristol Symphony Orchestra

An opportunity arose to sponsor Bristol Symphony Orchestra’s wonderful evening, Jazz Meets Bristol Symphony on 25th June 2017 at Clifton Cathedral.

A unique programme from the orchestra that attracts the region’s best professional, semi-professional and amateur players. Joined by saxophonist Andy Sheppard the aim was to play with passion and communicate the joy in making music together to as wide an audience as possible.

Backwell Festival

Ovation has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Backwell Festival for successive years.

We were delighted to sponsor the Festival in 2016, which boasted the 8-Piece band Brass Junkies alongside other incredible artists.

Gloucestershire Cricket Club

In 2015 Ovation expanded its long-running friendship with GCCC by sponsoring the club as they embarked on their Royal London One-Day Cup journey.

Following a string of remarkable triumphs, the team made it to the final at Lords. The stage was set for a momentous occasion, and the boys won the trophy after a tight and tense finish.

We were incredibly proud to sponsor the 2015 Royal London One-Day Cup Champions – the mighty Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.

Paul Groom

Our good friend Paul Groom held a two-month exhibition of his Owl Photography in 2015 at the Tobacco Factory, which we jumped at the opportunity to sponsor.

We also held our Connections Event at the venue on one evening during the exhibition, which a real owl attended!

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