Accountants swap calculators for kayaks in aid of NSPCC
A team of Bolton accountants are putting their fitness to the test as they aim to raise thousands for the NSPCC.
Twelve members of the Cowgill Holloway team, a firm of chartered accountants and business advisers, are taking on NSPCC’s Lake District Adventure Challenge 2017 to raise funds for the charity.
The determined dozen will take on the challenge on the landscapes of the Lake District National Park on Saturday 10 June 2017.
The team will be made up of members from various departments across the firm and their spouses, and will take on a trio of activities with a target to raise around £4,000.
The teams from Tax, Corporate Finance and Audit and Advisory will be trekking to the summit of one of the Lake District’s most iconic peaks, the Old Man of Coniston, getting on their bikes through Grizedale Forest on a 12km bike ride, and then finishing with a kayak across Coniston Water.
Stuart Stead, Partner and Head of Audit and Advisory said: “The aim is to raise as much as we possibly can.
“We’re not treating the event as a competition, but admittedly the rivalry inside the firm has already started.”
“It’s great that we have a team entering this challenge, and we’re able to recognise and help raise funds for such a worthwhile cause.”
Deborah Sefton, Community fundraiser at the NSPCC said: “It is fantastic that Cowgill Holloway have taken on this challenge and we are so grateful they have chosen to donate to us. The money raised from this event will make a huge difference to local children and also help us to raise awareness for the charity and the vital work that we do.
“If anybody would like to help start a new fundraising group in Bolton we would love to hear from you, we are looking for people who would like to organise and take part in fun events whilst raising money for this great cause.”
Lorraine Dewhurst, Corporate Finance Researcher at the firm said: “It’s great to be able to do something exciting like this with my fellow team mates. Whilst it is for charity, I’m still determined that the Cowgill Holloway team do well and raise lots of money for the NSPCC in the process”
To donate to the Cowgill Holloway team, visit Just Giving link here.
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