EQ Accountants team exceeds year-long fundraising target
A team of accountancy staff have raised almost £30,000 for Maggie’s Centres this year, with the latest effort a celebratory Charity Ball at the weekend.
Around 170 guests attended EQ Chartered Accountants’ first Charity Ball at Dundee’s Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa on Saturday 10 November 2018.
With a silent auction, raffle and various games, guests raised a total of £16,000 on the night alone which, combined with a host of other activities and events held so far this year, brings the current total to £29,000.
Since the start of the year, staff from EQ’s four offices in Cupar, Dundee, Forfar and Glenrothes have held bake sales, race nights and pub quizzes, and taken part in a sky dive and a number of gruelling fitness challenges.
Annie Long, fundraising manager at Maggie’s Dundee said: “We are absolutely delighted by EQ’s contribution to Maggie’s Centres and so touched by their achievements throughout the year. It takes a lot of drive to continue the momentum of a fundraising campaign so we are very grateful for their ongoing enthusiasm as well as their imagination when it comes to the array of activities and events they have held. These funds will help ensure that our centres continue to function and hopefully make a growing impact on each and every person who walks through our doors.”
David Morrison, partner at EQ said: “We are thrilled to have raised such a significant amount of money for Maggie’s Centres and would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our staff who have embraced the campaign with passion and real commitment. Unfortunately, like so many people, many of our colleagues have friends and family members who have been affected by cancer and have really put their heart and soul into the activities we organised. We are also incredibly grateful to all of the individuals and businesses who donated prizes to our silent auction and other contributions on the night of the Charity Ball. What’s more, we’re not finished yet as we still have a few events up our sleeves before the year is out!”
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