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Professionals prepare for annual Moore Thompson charity quiz

mark-hildred-prBusiness leaders and professionals from across the East of England are preparing for Moore Thompson’s popular annual charity quiz.

This is the fourth time that the competition, which regularly sees some of the region’s top business brains face off against one another to be crowned the winner, has been held.

This year’s event will take place on 5 October 2017 at the South Holland Centre in Spalding and will raise money for Lincolnshire Autistic Society, which is dedicated to building awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

This cause was specially selected in memory of Jenny Nicolson, a much loved former tax manager at Moore Thompson’s Spalding office, who passed away in 2016.

Jenny had worked for Moore Thompson for many years and was an extremely enthusiastic quiz aficionado, which is why her colleagues thought it fitting to hold the latest competition in her memory.

Speaking about the upcoming quiz, Moore Thompson’s Managing Partner, Mark Hildred said: “Everyone is really looking forward to this year’s quiz and we already have a number of teams who have expressed a strong interest in taking part in hopes of taking home a prize.

“This year is particularly special for our team in light of it raising money for a charity that Jenny was a keen supporter of and we hope that we will be able to raise a significant amount for this cause.”
The event will also feature a raffle, which will include prizes donated by a number of local organisations and businesses to help rack up the fundraising total.

The Moore Thompson Charity Fund CIO, the firm’s own in-house charitable organisation which hosts the quiz, was officially launched in 2014 and is led by a board of trustees made up of staff members from the firm’s three offices. Last year it raised more than £3,000 for LIVES and Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Accountants face their fears to raise money for charity

Moore Thompson’s team of daredevils have taken on The Orbit in London and abseiled down it to raise money for charity.
Moore Thompson’s team of daredevils have taken on The Orbit in London and abseiled down it to raise money for charity.

At 250 feet high The Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London is one of the more extreme abseil locations in the UK, but this hasn’t put a team of accountants from Moore Thompson of descending down the building to raise money for charity.

In total eight colleagues from the firm, which is one of the leading practices in the East of England, took part in the challenge to raise money for the Moore Thompson Charitable Fund CIO – the firm’s in-house charity.

Organised by two of the Fund’s trustees, Emma Wilson and Laura Grimer, the abseil saw Louise Feaviour, Julie Green, Kirsty Holmes, Hannah Watkins, James Walsham and Jordon Wingert swap their smart suits for a harness to enjoy fantastic views of the Capital from one of its most unique viewpoints.

Having completed the challenge, Emma and Laura said: “We are delighted with the efforts of the team and while it was fairly terrifying dangling from such a large London landmark, it was definitely worth it for the amount of money we have managed to raise.”

By taking part in the abseil, the team of colleagues managed to beat their original £800 goal, by raising £860 to date for their in-house charity, which itself supports a number of local causes each year.

Mark Hildred, Managing Partner at Moore Thompson, said: “Everyone at the firm is really proud of what the team has managed to achieve and we have been very impressed with their bravery.

“Last year we managed to raise around £3,000 for charity through events such as these and this year we look to be on our way to raising even more.”

Moore Thompson goes all out with charity race night

Emma Wilson, Jodie North, Carole Hughes (Anna’s Hope), Louise Bacon, Laura Grimmer and Laura Cook.
Emma Wilson, Jodie North, Carole Hughes (Anna’s Hope), Louise Bacon, Laura Grimmer and Laura Cook.
A charity race night organised by leading accountants Moore Thompson has raised nearly £1,600 for Anna’s Hope – the leading children’s brain tumour charity in the East of England.

More than 70 guests placed their bets at the event held at the South Holland Centre in Spalding, which was organised by the firm’s own in-house charity The Moore Thompson Charity Fund CIO.

The action packed night saw lots of the region’s business leaders making donations to Anna’s Hope, as participants bet on races and took part in the auction race, which was won by Pygott and Crone Estate Agents who donated all their winnings to charity.

Inspired by Anna Olivia Hughes, who tragically died from a brain tumour aged only three years and eight months, the charity was set up 10 years ago by Anna’s parents Rob and Carole Hughes and her five Godparents and has raised more than a million pounds since.

Anna’s Mum, Carole, joined us at the race night to explain how the money raised from our event will make a difference to youngsters and their families.

Mark Hildred, Moore Thompson’s Managing Partner, said: “Our race night was a fantastic success and we have been completely blown away by the £1,588 worth of donations we have received. We were also truly honoured to welcome Carole who provided such a moving account of the difference the charity makes to youngsters in our region.

“I am glad that the money raised at this event will go to such a wonderful cause and I would like to thank all the businesses that took part and donated prizes to this event.”

Last year the Moore Thompson Charity Fund CIO raised nearly £3,000 for charity helping two local causes, LIVES and Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

This year they hope to raise even more money for a number of organisations and charities, with a host of planned events over the next weeks and months.

Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance celebrate donation from local accountants

MT LNAACT One of the East of England’s leading firms of accountants, Moore Thompson, has handed over a cheque for nearly £1,500 to Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance following a year of successful fundraising.

The firm’s in-house charity, the Moore Thompson Charity Fund CIO, raised around £3,000 in 2016 by holding a range of events for members of the local business community, including its popular annual quiz.

The money donated at these events was then split equally between the charity LIVEs and Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, each receiving £1,464.25.

Mark Hildred, Managing Partner at Moore Thompson, said: “We were so delighted to finally welcome Lincolnshire Air Ambulance to our offices to present this cheque to them.

“All of our staff really enjoyed spending last year raising money for this fantastic cause and I hope the amount that we have donated goes some way to supporting it.”

This year the Moore Thompson Charity Fund CIO is raising money for a number of local causes, including Anna’s Hope, The Lincolnshire Autistic Society and the Priory School.

In order to do this, the firm is hosting a race night on Thursday 8 June 2017, their professional quiz of the year on 5 October 2017 and its staff will abseil down The Orbit in London on 22 July 2017.

To find out more about Moore Thompson Charity Fund CIO and its work, please visit www.moorethompson.co.uk/our-services/moore-thompson-Charity-fund-cio

Local accountants pledge their support to Spalding Beer & Music Festival

One of the region’s leading accountancy firms Moore Thompson is delighted to announce that it is sponsoring this year’s Spalding Roundtable Beer & Music Festival.

The event, due to be held between Friday 26 May and Sunday 28 June at The Castle Sports Complex, is expected to draw big crowds to enjoy the locally brewed beer and bands.

This year’s line-up includes Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, Revolver and Sounds Force 5 amongst many other talented local artists.

With this in mind Moore Thompson has decided to support the event which is fundraising for Spalding Round Table, which itself supports a number of local causes.

Speaking ahead of the event, Moore Thompson’s Managing Partner Mark Hildred, said: “We are delighted to be one of the local businesses sponsoring this exciting upcoming event.

“The bands that they have secured should deliver some fantastic entertainment and there will be plenty of refreshments on offer from local brewers to keep people happy all weekend.

“We hope this event helps to raise plenty of money for this important local organisation and we are personally looking forward to making the most of this festival.”

Moore Thompson has a long history of sponsoring and hosting events near to its offices in Wisbech, Spalding and Market Deeping and is a regular contributor to local causes through its own in-house organisation the Moore Thompson Charity Fund CIO.

To purchase tickets for the Spalding Roundtable Beer & Music Festival 2017, please visit http://www.spaldingroundtable.co.uk/beerfestival/

Local accountants under starter’s orders for charity race night

One of the East of England’s leading accountancy firms Moore Thompson is preparing to hold a charity horse racing night in aid of local charity Anna’s Hope.

Organised by the firm’s own in-house charity the Moore Thompson Charity Fund CIO, the event will see guests enjoy a night at the races all from the comfort of the South Holland Centre in Market Place, Spalding.

All proceeds from the fun-filled event, which is due to take place on 8 June 2017, will go towards Anna’s Hope, which is the leading children’s brain tumour charity in the East of England.

Inspired by Anna Olivia Hughes, who tragically died from a brain tumour aged only three years and eight months, the charity was set up 10 years ago by Anna’s parents Rob and Carole Hughes and her five Godparents and has raised thousands of pounds since.

Anna’s Mum, Carole, will be joining Moore Thompson at the race night to explain how the money raised from our event will make a difference to youngsters and their families.

Mark Hildred, Moore Thompson’s Managing Partner, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring Anna’s Hope at this fantastic night at the races in Spalding and are truly honoured that Carole has decided to join us.

“We are certain that this event won’t fall at the first fence and we look forward to seeing plenty of local businesses joining us during the evening so that we can raise as much as possible for this wonderful cause.”

Last year the Moore Thompson Charity Fund CIO raised nearly £3,000 for charity helping two local causes, LIVES and Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

This year it hopes to raise even more for a number of organisations and charities, with a host of planned events over the next weeks and months.

Moore Thompson raises hundreds for local charity LIVES

The in-house charity of accountancy firm Moore Thompson has donated nearly £1,500 to Lincolnshire’s voluntary emergency care service, LIVES, following a year of fundraising.

The firm, which has offices in Spalding, Market Deeping and Wisbech, has spent the last 12 months carrying out a number of events, such as charity quizzes, to raise money for LIVES – an organisation with more than 700 specially trained volunteers across the region.

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In total the Moore Thompson Charity Fund CIO – the practice’s in-house charity – raised £2,928 during 2016, half of which has been donated to LIVES, an organisation which helps on average 55 people per day.

A similar amount will soon be donated Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, the firm’s other chosen charity of 2016.

Moore Thompson’s Managing Partner, Mark Hildred said: “We are absolutely delighted with the amount we have managed to raise in 2016 and we are very happy that it is going to such wonderful local causes.

“Our staff have really enjoyed getting involved in the fundraising, so it is really rewarding to see the money being put to a good use.”

Later this year in July, nine colleagues from the firm are hoping to overcome their fear of heights by abseiling down The Orbit in London to raise money for the Fund, which will donate the money to a number of good causes.

Moore Thompson delivers festive treats to Pilgrim Hospital

Staff members from leading East of England accountancy firm, Moore Thompson, have given Santa a run for his money this year by delivering a package of gifts to children at Pilgrim Hospital.

Staff, friends and a few members of the public, who had heard about Moore Thompson’s call for presents, joined in the gift giving and went with them to the hospital in Boston.

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A range of festive favourites were handed out to the children, who were aged from just one  day old up to 16 years old, who would be in hospital on Christmas Day.

The presents were donated to Ward Sister Margaret Goodley, who was extremely grateful for the generosity shown by the firm.

Emma Wilson, a trustee of the Moore Thompson Charity Fund CIO who helped organise the day, said: “We were completely blown away with the amount of gifts we received for the children at Pilgrim Hospital, as were the staff we presented them to.

“I would like to thank all the staff and those who saw our call for gifts so much. The presents given to the children will make a massive difference and will really brighten up Christmas for them.”

The Moore Thompson Charity Fund CIO is well-known for its support of local causes and has spent the year raising money for Lives and Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

This follows on from their previous years fundraising which collected more than £2,600, which was donated between local branches of Cancer Research and the Princes Trust.

Daredevil accountants test their nerves for charity

Accountants at one of the East of England’s leading accountancy firms Moore Thompson are planning to abseil more than 250 feet down The Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London for charity.

A total of Nine colleagues from the firm are hoping to overcome their fear of heights by tackling the task on 22 July 2017, to raise money for the Moore Thompson Charitable Fund CIO – the firm’s in-house charity –  which this year is supporting two local causes Lives and Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

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Emma Wilson, Kirsty Holmes, Hannah Watkins, James Walsham and Jordon Wingert are part of the team taking part in the abseil from The Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London in aid of the Moore Thompson Charitable Fund CIO.

Organised by two of the Fund’s trustees, Emma Wilson and Laura Grimer, the event will see Claire Abbott, Hollie Abbott, Julie Green, Kirsty Holmes, Hannah Watkins, James Walsham and Jordon Wingert join the duo for the nerve-wracking descent.

Speaking ahead of their abseil, Emma and Laura said: “We are really excited, and also fairly scared, to be taking on this challenge but we have high hopes of raising lots of money for the Fund so it will all be worth it in the end.

“We are calling on everyone to get behind us and give what they can so that we are able to help wonderful local causes.”

Descending from the top of The Orbit will offer the team incredible views of London, but the team have admitted that they are more likely to have their eyes closed than enjoy the view of The Gherkin, St. Pauls, Canary Wharf and Wembley Stadium.

Mark Hildred, Managing Partner at Moore Thompson, said he had a lot of admiration for what his colleagues were attempting and hoped it would help raise hundreds for the charity.

“What the team are doing is immensely brave and I would like to wish them the best of luck next year with this tough challenge. I hope that this event raises significant funding for important local causes.”

Moore Thompson raised more than £2,600 through a number of charity events and sponsored activities last year, which it donated between local branches of Cancer Research and the Princes Trust.

If you would like to support the Moore Thompson team as they take on The ArcelorMittal Orbit, please make donations at www.mydonate.bt.com/events/mtabseilchallenge/

Moore Thompson thanks local businesses for donations

East of England accountants Moore Thompson would like to thank a number of businesses who helped with donations to their charity quiz night which raised nearly £1,500 for good causes.

The evening held at South Holland Centre in Spalding saw business leaders and professionals come together to take on the tough set of questions and to raise money for the Moore Thompson Charitable Fund CIO, which this year is supporting two local charities Lives and Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

During the evening a raffle was also held that included a range of prizes donated by local businesses, which included a family ticket to Burghley House and Gardens, Yorkshire Tea gift set and a Breville blender from Hughes Electrical in Spalding.

Mark Hildred, Managing Partner at Moore Thompson, said: “On behalf of everyone at Moore Thompson I would like to thank all of the businesses that donated prizes to our quiz night raffle.

“Your support helped us to raise £1,479.70 for our charity fund, which will be put towards our donation total for these two wonderful local organisations.”