Marie Curie Bowled Over by Fundraising Total
Thomson Cooper Accountants raised £7,000 for Marie Curie, the firm’s Charity of the Year, by hosting a tenpin bowling event in Dunfermline recently. Marie Curie is the country’s leading end-of-life charity, providing care and support to terminally ill people and their loved ones. Last year over 3200 visits were made by Marie Curie Nurses to people in their own homes across Fife.
Held at the town’s Holywood Bowl, 22 teams took part in the Battle of the Balls challenge with Sephra Europe Limited taking home the Best Team title, and Will Burns from Shand and Burns Financial Ltd claiming the Best Individual title. A raffle and auction, as well as donations from the firm’s clients, helped raise a total of £7,000. Plus, a bake sale hosted by the Cress Company Limited raised almost an extra £1,000 in addition to the total.
Andrew Croxford, Senior Partner at Thomson Cooper said, “We would like to thank our clients and business contacts for their generous donations and for taking part in the event. It was a great night and we are delighted to have raised so much for Marie Curie.”
Charlotte Gilbert, Community Fundraiser at Marie Curie, said, “The bowling event was such a fun event and we’re so grateful to everyone for their support and donations. Thomson Cooper has fundraised the equivalent of 350 hours of community nursing care for people living with a terminal illness and I’d like to say a special thanks in making Marie Curie its charity of the year.”
Cathy Scott, Chair of the Marie Curie Fundraising Group Dunfermline said, " All the people from the group who took part as representatives of Marie Curie, felt extremely privileged to be part of such a superb evening's entertainment. There was excitement, laughter and anticipation in the air. Some teams finished with exceptional high scores, while our team had lots of fun and managed what we thought was a fair score. The presentation of such a large cheque was the highlight of our evening, and was also overwhelming as donations such as this, only happen when companies or organisations put in a lot of hard work to make it happen. We are really grateful for the generosity of Thomson Cooper Accountants, and their clients and thank them all from the bottom of our hearts."
The picture shows Andrew Croxford (standing far left) and the Marie Curie team.