"What better way to bring people together than on a tennis court with some food and fun games!"
Huddersfield-based firm Crowther Chartered Accountants held a social event at Huddersfield Lawn Tennis Club (HTLC) last month (Friday 29th September) to raise money for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
Rallying together clients, business associates, partners and contacts, the day raised £365 from donations, a raffle and advertising opportunities.
Commencing at 11.30am with coffee, attendees of all skill levels were then invited to play doubles tennis against each other, in a bid to clinch the ‘most outstanding player’ accolade. Other awards included ‘hardest working’, ‘noisiest’ and ‘smartest dressed’ players, to name a few.
An extra £840 was raised on the same day by Huddersfield Lawn Tennis Club for Macmillan Coffee Morning, with Crowther Accountants pledging £100 towards the final sum.
The full-day event marked one month since the appointment of business development manager David Busfield from HSBC.
Michelle Crowther, business development director, said: “This was a really fun way to introduce David to our connections, socialise with new and existing associates and finish off the last of summer, while raising money for these fantastic charities.
“Last year we also sponsored Kirklees and Calderdale Charity Lunch (KACCL) — the group which raises valuable funds for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. This event was another way for us to support them. And what better way to bring people together than on a tennis court with some food and fun games!”
Jeremy Mills of Riley Dunn & Wilson clinched the top prize of best tennis player, with Crowther Accountants’ Kristian Lee taking second place. Tim Grimshaw — a business banking manager at HSBC — won ‘best entertainer’, after he dislocated his shoulder within five minutes of play.
Jess Lees, corporate fundraiser at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice said: “We are delighted that Crowther Accountants continually chooses to support our hospice.
“They are a long-standing supporter of our charity and help to not only raise funds, but also awareness of the hospice across Huddersfield and Kirklees. We really value what they do for us!”
Crowther Chartered Accountants provides accountancy, taxation and bookkeeping support to over 600 clients across Yorkshire and the rest of the UK.
The firm has also just announced the recruitment of a business administration apprentice and an account manager.