Accountancy firm raises £5,000 for children’s charity MedEquip4Kids

HURST Pink Ladies and T Birds taking part in the charity challenge.
HURST Pink Ladies and T Birds taking part in the charity challenge.

Superheroes, super-fit cyclists and the Pink Ladies and T Birds from the hit movie Grease helped accounting and business advisory firm HURST to raise nearly £5,000 in a charity challenge.

Six teams of staff each undertook an activity for the day to raise money for MedEquip4Kids, HURST’s charity of the year.

More than 40 people took part in the activities, including chief executive Tim Potter, partners, managers and PAs.

The 2018 HURST Charity Challenge saw staff dressed as superheroes such as Batman and Superman posing for selfies with members of the public in Stockport town centre.

Another team collected old mobile phones and ran a face painting, cake sale and tombola stall in the town centre, while nearby a team ran a raffle.

One group offered a car wash and valet service from HURST’s Stockport office car park while another, dressed as Grease characters, washed cars from the premises of HURST clients HMG Paints and Acrobat Carbon Services, in Manchester, Middleton and Ashton-under-Lyne.

The team which raised the most money – £1,500 in total – undertook a static cycle challenge at The Gym Stockport Redrock. They completed the equivalent of seven laps of the M60 – each 58km long – in under six hours while collecting donations.

HURST partner Simon Brownbill, the firm’s director of practice development, said: “We’re delighted with the result of our first charity fundraising day of this kind and we are grateful to everyone who supported our teams to help make the event such a huge success.

“Along with raising a fantastic amount of money, we were able to get involved with the community and spread the word about the great work that MedEquip4Kids does for our local hospitals.”

MedEquip4Kids raises money to provide paediatric medical equipment and facilities for hospitals and community health teams that are not funded by the NHS.

HURST aimed to raise £7,000 this year but has now smashed the target with the total currently at £9,200.

A group from the firm recently completed the Three Peaks Challenge of climbing the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in under 24 hours, while fundraising events still to come include HURST’s annual corporate football tournament.