Over the last 18 months Sheards have carried out a range of activities such as various business events, quiz nights and seasonal dinner’s in order to raise money for their chosen charity of the year, Kirkwood Hospice.
Their events over the past 18 months have raised an impressive total of £13,283 which is a record fundraising total for Sheards since they started forming charity partnerships.
Sheards were originally hoping to raise £5,400 for the hospice so that they could purchase a pressure relief mattress- a piece of equipment to prevent patients from developing pressure sores. But having smashed their fundraising total, the Hospice can now spend the money on further equipment vital for the Hospice and its patients.
Kevin Winterburn, Director of Sheards Accountancy commented: We are thrilled to have raised such a significant amount for such an outstanding charity. We would like to thank every single business and individual who has come and supported our events as you are the reason we have been able to end the year with such a high total for Kirkwood Hospice.
Kate Leadbeater from Kirkwood Hospice said ‘We would like to whole heartedly thank Carolyn, Kevin and the whole Sheards team for all their time, effort, support and a truly amazing year! All funds raised will purchase mattresses for our in-patient unit ensuring the comfort and safety of our patients and for this we are truly grateful.