Charity

I am in the privileged position of being able to align my personal charitable interests with the benevolent effort of my business.

I believe that all three of our causes are worthy pursuits. Our main charitable work is helping children in central Bosnia, which is linked to my military and UN service in 1994 – 1995. We also raise funds to give sight back to children across the developing world, which is something that I have been involved in for over twenty years. Most recently I have found myself moved by the vulnerability and questionable survivability of the world’s turtles whilst on holiday in Sri Lanka.

All proceeds from my first published book, No Place to Hide, will be distributed between my three nominated charities: GCF Bosnia, Sightsavers, and St. George's Society of New York.

We have set ourselves quantifiable and achievable targets for each charity for 2018 - 2019, and as a business we seek to identify a significant challenge which will test us individually and as a team to raise funds for our three chosen charities.

Our next challenge, in summer 2018, is a sponsored 90km cycle ride in a day from Sarajevo to Gorazde in Bosnia. All funds raised will be donated to GCF Bosnia and used to build Gorazde Primary School's first fully-equipped science classroom.

As Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

Maurice Evlyn-Bufton, Managing Director, Armstrong Wolfe

All donations will be split between our three chosen charities.

No Place to Hide; the role of the banking Chief Operating Officer

There is no definitive answer to the question, ‘What does a Chief Operating Officer, the COO, actually do?’ Every COO’s role is unique, and more so in banking.

It is to understand this exclusivity that Maurice Evlyn-Bufton has written the series of papers that have been brought together in this newly published book.

If you are an established COO, aspiring to be one, seeking to hire one or generally interested in the subject of executive management and leadership, this book offers an informed analysis of one of the most important and yet largely misunderstood leadership roles within banking today.

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No Place to Hide; the role of the banking Chief Operating Officer

There is no definitive answer to the question, ‘What does a Chief Operating Officer, the COO, actually do?’ Every COO’s role is unique, and more so in banking.

It is to understand this exclusivity that Maurice Evlyn-Bufton has written the series of papers that have been brought together in this newly published book.

If you are an established COO, aspiring to be one, seeking to hire one or generally interested in the subject of executive management and leadership, this book offers an informed analysis of one of the most important and yet largely misunderstood leadership roles within banking today.

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Storywriting Competition 2017

We are pleased to announce the two winners of our 2017 Storywriting Competition, which was open to all twelve and thirteen year old children in Gorazde Primary School, Gorazde, Central Bosnia.

Children were asked to write a creative story in English about a traveller in a faraway land. All of the stories were fantastic and even better than we imagined they would be. Choosing just two winners was incredibly difficult!

However, the two following talented children are our winners!

Naida Efendic, aged 13

Adnan Ferhatovic, aged 13

The children have won a trip to England for a week. Along with their teacher, they will spend time visiting London's historic sights before attending classes at Cheltenham's prestigious private school, Cheltenham Preparatory College, for four days.

This is an excellent opportunity for the children to practice their English speaking skills in a real life setting, experience English culture, and also enjoy a fantastic trip that they might not otherwise have been able to go on.

Armstrong Wolfe is committed to the development of Gorazde's new generation's academic and personal well being, giving them hope for a brighter future.


For more information about the work that GCF Bosnia is doing, please visit gcfbosnia.org

Storywriting Competition 2017

We are pleased to announce the two winners of our 2017 Storywriting Competition, which was open to all twelve and thirteen year old children in Gorazde Primary School, Gorazde, Central Bosnia.

Children were asked to write a creative story in English about a traveller in a faraway land. All of the stories were fantastic and even better than we imagined they would be. Choosing just two winners was incredibly difficult!

However, the two following talented children are our winners!

Naida Efendic, aged 13

Adnan Ferhatovic, aged 13

The children have won a trip to England for a week. Along with their teacher, they will spend time visiting London's historic sights before attending classes at Cheltenham's prestigious private school, Cheltenham Preparatory College, for four days.

This is an excellent opportunity for the children to practice their English speaking skills in a real life setting, experience English culture, and also enjoy a fantastic trip that they might not otherwise have been able to go on.

Armstrong Wolfe is committed to the development of Gorazde's new generation's academic and personal well being, giving them hope for a brighter future.


For more information about the work that GCF Bosnia is doing, please visit gcfbosnia.org


THE BOSNIA MARATHON

On Christmas Day 1994, Maurice, then a captain in the British Army, ran a marathon from the Serbian town of Visagrad to the Bosnian town of Gorazde to raise money for the charity Sight Savers. A cease fire was agreed to allow Maurice to do so, accompanied then by 4 of his soldiers.

Some 21 years later, he returned with friends and colleagues to run a marathon across the hills high above Gorazde, to raise funds for his charity born from his experiences when serving there as a soldier, The Gorazde Children’s Foundation, Bosnia.

Raising over £25,000, this success enabled the charity to meet its initial target to build an English speaking classroom and to relay the playground as an astro turf football pitch and tennis court.

Visit http://www.gcfbosnia.org for more information.


Having successfully provided funds to build an English speaking classroom, a library and a new astro-turf playground, we are setting our sights on building a chemistry and biology teaching laboratory for the school.

This laboratory will cost £7,500, or with 30 desks for the school pupils, £250 per permanent desk. This will give the children of Gorazde another foundation stone for a good education and for self-advancement.

In Spring 2017, Armstrong Wolfe will undertake a 100 km cycle ride in Bosnia to raise funds for this.

GCF Bosnia is also one of the three charities that will benefit from the proceeds raised by the 2017 release of Maurice’s book, No Place to Hide, the role of the banking Chief Operating Officer.

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There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 80 per cent of blindness could be prevented or cured. That’s 31.2 million people who are blind when it could have been avoided.

Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. They work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently.

Armstrong Wolfe is committed to giving 50 children their sight back.

Through Sightsavers, a child cataract operation costs £50, but whatever you can give will help restore another child’s vision.

We support the charity’s contention that no child should go blind from avoidable causes, but if they do, we can help restore their sight. £50 is not much in today’s world, but giving sight for one child would be a gift for life

Sightsavers is one of the three charities that have benefited from the proceeds raised by the 2017 release of Maurice’s book, No Place to Hide, the role of the banking Chief Operating Officer.

Baraka by his mother while she cooks. She finds it hard to get tasks around the house done as she has to watch him constantly

Baraka by his mother while she cooks. She finds it hard to get tasks around the house done as she has to watch him constantly

4 year old Arman plays with toys at his home in Kushtia district, Bangladesh, days after undergoing cataract removal surgery.

4 year old Arman plays with toys at his home in Kushtia district, Bangladesh, days after undergoing cataract removal surgery.

P.O.E.T is a charitable foundation run by Elliot Evlyn-Bufton which seeks to rehabilitate turtles through ongoing projects in Florida, Cyprus and Sri Lanka.

Six of the seven existing sea turtle species in the world are classified as endangered, due to human impact. The obstacles for survival are so numerous for baby turtles that only one in 1,000 survives to adulthood.

Donations will help to cage a nest on the beach to protect it from predators or can go towards the adoption of a turtle. as well as much needed ongoing research into the area.

Armstrong Wolfe will provide funds sufficient to save 300 turtles.

Fundraising challenge TBC.

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