Local accountants raise over £5,500 for charities

Chartered Certified Accountants and Tax Advisers, Bulley Davey, has raised £5,600 for a number of charities through dress-down days, sponsored silence, coffee mornings and half marathons.

The firm, which has eight offices across the region, including Peterborough, raised £2,664 for their chosen charity of the year – Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall. This was raised via dress-down days, a colleague selling eggs, a tuck shop in the company’s Spalding office, and Director Mike Gregson taking part in last year’s Great Eastern Run. The funds were then matched by company directors.

As well as this the company raised £1,236 during their last Macmillan coffee morning – with coffee and cake being sold across their eight offices. They also formed the largest team (twenty people) at NSPCC’s Rutland Water cycle challenge, raising £694.

Finally Julie Culverhouse at the Peterborough office raised £931 for Children in Need by completing a sponsored silence; and a company-wide Christmas Jumper Day raised £75 for Save the Children.

Bulley Davey’s Marketing Manager, Becky Covington, and Director at the firm’s Peterborough office, Mike Gregson, visited the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice to deliver their cheque.

Mr Gregson said: “At Bulley Davey a huge part of our ethos is giving back to local communities and local charities. The Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall Hospice is a perfect example of a fantastic local facility doing life-changing work. So many of the charities that we raised money for over the last 12 months rely solely on funds from the public – it was a privilege to be able to support them.”

Nilesh Patel, Hospice Fundraiser, said: “We are really grateful for all the effort staff at Bulley Davey have put into raising money for us during the past 12 months. It’s great to hear about such commitment to supporting a local cause. The £2,664 raised could pay for more than 160 hours of incredible care for hospice patients.

“It’s thanks to support like this from businesses and individuals across the region that Thorpe Hall can be here for our patients and their families when they need us most.”