Staff at Nottingham chartered accountants Clayton & Brewill are set to take on this year’s Nottingham Post Corporate Challenge to kick-start a 12-month programme of fundraising for its charity of the year, Ben’s Den.
Held as part of the annual Ikano Robin Hood Full and Half marathon on Sunday 24th September, which attracts thousands of entrants each year, the Nottingham Post Corporate Challenge will see Nottingham’s business community go head to head to compete for the winning title.
The team representing Clayton & Brewill consists of: partner, Doug Perry; office manager, Michele Skelton; accounts manager, Lisa Smith; trainee accountants, Charlotte Purnell and Josh Smithurst; payroll administrator, Julie Braithwaite; and marketing manager, Jemma Taylor-Smith. Whilst, accountant Hayley Purdy will be taking on the full marathon in support of the charity.
The firm is also planning a programme of fundraisers such as a fashion show, dress down days, cake sales and weekly weight loss weigh-ins, to raise money for the Ben’s Den (The Ben Parker Trust Fund) charity, which was set-up in 2004 by Tracey and Darren Parker after their son, Ben, lost his fight to leukaemia.
Tracey and Darren created the charity to support the families of children fighting leukaemia or cancer, by gifting them a free holiday and allowing them to spend much needed, quality family together away from the overwhelming hospital environment.
The charity now has three fully equipped caravans, named ‘Ben’s Den 1’, ‘Ben’s Den 2’and Ben’s Den 3, at the Haven holiday site in Mablethorpe.
“We are grateful that Clayton & Brewill has chosen Ben’s Den as its charity of the year. As a small, local charity, without the support of the community, we would not have come as far as we have. The money raised will help allow us to continue to provide much-needed family holidays that help improve the quality of life of the children and their families.”
Clayton & Brewill’s Doug Perry, says:
“Clayton & Brewill is delighted to join the army of fundraisers and supporters of Ben’s Den. Supporting a small, local charity means that the money we raise will make a real difference. It’s also great to see so many members of the team taking on the Nottingham Post Corporate Challenge to kick-start our fundraising.”
The Clayton & Brewill team are hoping to raise £1,000 by taking part in the Nottingham Post Corporate Challenge. Visit their fundraising page to donate http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=claytonbrewill&isTeam=true
The Ben Parker Trust Fund is a registered charity (reg no. 1106708) by the Charity Commission in England.