Moore and Smalley racks up £5k hospice funds

Accountancy and business advisory firm Moore and Smalley has raised over £5,000 for charity as part of its annual corporate challenge.

Staff at the firm’s Blackpool office have organised a flurry of events to raise the cash for Blackpool-based charity Trinity Hospice and Brian House Children’s Hospice.

Starting with an initial £50 fund, staff organised a series of events including a virtual silent auction, name the bear competition, coffee morning, football tournament and an 80s themed disco night.

The funds raised from the Trinity Hospice Corporate Challenge have been handed over to the two charities and will help provide palliative care to patients across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre areas.

Moore and Smalley’s Lisa Hopwood, who helped organise the charity drive with Joanne Spencer and Danielle Taylor, said: “This year’s corporate challenge has been a huge success with a number of events taking the initiative firm-wide. In true Bake-Off style we ran a ‘guess the cake weight’ competition and our ‘guess the baby partners and directors’ competition was a great laugh.

“We more than doubled our original £2,000 target and smashed the £1,500 that our Financial Planning department raised for Trinity Hospice last year.”

Sian Ellis, fundraising assistant at Trinity Hospice, added: “Moore and Smalley’s contribution to this year’s corporate challenge has racked up an incredibly generous donation and it has been a joy to see the fun they have had.

“Trinity Hospice relies on the support of the local community to provide care to patients and their families, and the fantastic donation from Moore and Smalley is helping us to do just that. We’re truly grateful and are looking forward to seeing what exciting events the firm comes up with next year.” Trinity Hospice and Brian House Children’s Hospice provides care and support to patients and the families of those with life threatening and life limiting illnesses across the Fylde coast.