PRLog - Dec. 7, 2011 - BRISTOL, U.K. -- Members of staff from the Bristol office of Saffery Champness, based on Beaufort Road, Clifton, donated the funds to the South West Scorpians Wheelchair Basketball Club, after raising the money at this year’s Bristol Half Marathon.
Christina Hughes presents the cheque to Andy Fox
Staff from the office presented the donation at a Scorpions training session where they also found out more about the club and had a go at wheelchair basketball themselves.
The club provides recreational and competitive opportunities for disabled children to play wheelchair basketball. The money raised will help the volunteer-run club increase the number of young disabled athletes they support in the local area.
David Wragg, partner at the Bristol office of Saffery Champness said: “We’re really proud of our staff for raising such a fantastic amount for charity.
“We decided that we wanted to donate the money to a local cause focusing on sport.
“We were introduced to the South West Scorpians by the Quartet Community Foundation. It’s a brilliant cause and our donation will go towards helping the charity to send some of their older members on a leadership programme meaning more young athletes will be helped. These members will also learn valuable skills for when they leave school.”
The Quartet Community Foundation is an independent charity based in Bristol. They match those who want to invest money with those who volunteer within the local community.
Saffery Champness Audit Senior Christina Hughes ran the half marathon and went along to present the cheque. She said: “It was great to meet the Scorpions and get an insight into what our donation would be going towards.
“We were given a wheelchair basketball masterclass and really enjoyed our day. We were even invited back next year to take part in their world record attempt for the longest wheelchair basketball game ever!”
Established in 1855, Saffery Champness is one of the UK's top twenty accountancy practices and lead the field in the provision of advice to private clients and business owners.