Accountants register record sum raised for charity

From left, accountants Chelsea Wilshire, James Walsham, Emma Wilson, Kirsty Holmes and  Jayne Booth.
From left, accountants Chelsea Wilshire, James Walsham, Emma Wilson, Kirsty Holmes and Jayne Booth.
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A record-breaking sum of money has been raised for charity by a team of chartered accountants.

Staff at Moore Thompson, which has offices in Market Deeping, Spalding and Wisbech, netted more than £3,600 last year.

Their final fundraising event of the year saw a group of five staff members take part in a 16.9 mile hike around Market Deeping.

The team, made up of Chelsea Wilshire, James Walsham, Emma Wilson, Kirsty Holmes and Jayne Booth, set off from the firm’s offices in Market Place in the pouring rain and walked a set route, which took in many of the town’s well known landmarks before returning back to their offices.

The group hoped to raise around £500 for the firm’s fund by completing their walk, but they ended up beating their target raising £767.

Emma Wilson, senior accountant, said: “The walk was mentally and physically challenging.

“None of us realised it would be as hard as it was but we all kept going and we are absolutely delighted to have raised so much money.”

The walk was also a chance for the staff at Moore Thompson to mark the 10th anniversary of their Market Deeping office.

Other events held during 2015 included charity quiz nights and staff events where money was raised for the fund.

Mark Hildred, managing partner, said: “Everyone at Moore Thompson is absolutely delighted with the amount of money raised during 2015.

“This is the largest amount we have raised so far and will go a long way to helping support the charitable organisations that our fund supports.”