Sheards kick off fundraising for Kirkwood Hospice

Over 50 local business professionals got together on Monday 15 May for Sheards Accountancy’s annual Curry Night to raise funds for Kirkwood Hospice.

The event, held at Chilli Lounge, raised over £720 for the charity, who provide free of charge, specialist care to adults across Kirklees who suffer from advanced or progressive illnesses.

Sheards announced their charity partnership with Kirkwood Hospice earlier this year. The partnership will see Sheards undertake a variety of fundraising activity throughout the year with a target of raising £4,000 which will go towards a pressure relief mattress – a vital piece of equipment to prevent patients developing pressure sores.

The evening also included a raffle, which had prizes donated by a number of local businesses.

Kevin Winterburn, Director of Sheards Accountancy commented:“Our charity curry night has become a popular event in the local business calendar and we were delighted with the turnout and the support at this year’s event. This was our first fundraising event for Kirkwood Hospice since announcing our partnership and we’ve already made a great start to reaching our fundraising total. I’d like to thank all those that attended and made the night a success.”

Kate Leadbeater, Partnership Development Manager of Kirkwood Hospice commented: “It was a pleasure to join everyone on Monday and to see so many local businesses supporting our charity. We can’t thank Sheards enough for choosing Kirkwood Hospice as their nominated charity this year.