MORE than 200 accountants descended on Cheshire County Sports Club for a range of fun and games.
Employees from the 12 branches of Baker Tilly in the North of England and Scotland competed in the sports day, in an event which aims to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
The Chester branch of Baker Tilly teamed up with staff members from the firm’s Warrington and Liverpool offices to raise money for Claire House Children’s Hospice, Centre 56 and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Other charities to benefit from the event include the Manchester Children’s Critical Care Fund, the Donna Louise Trust and The Douglas Macmillan Hospice.
Jill Jones, office managing director at the Chester office of Baker Tilly, said: “The sports day was a tremendous success. Although the Chester team didn’t win, everyone had a great time competing and spending time with colleagues from other offices. The weather played its part also and certainly didn’t let us down.
“Although the purpose of the day is to give staff the opportunity to get out of the office, we also aim to raise as much money as we can for charity. Although the final amount is still to be confirmed, it’s likely it will once again be a significant amount.
“A great deal of organisation was required and I’d like to give special thanks to our office manager, Dot Lawless, and her team of helpers for making the day run so smoothly.”
Kevin O’Connor, Baker Tilly’s northern region managing partner, explained: “Baker Tilly has held this event for the last two years and it has been tremendously successful, particularly as we raised such a significant amount of money for charity.
“Many of these organisations had to work even harder during the economic downturn to raise funds and we are confident we can continue to help.”