Staff and Partners at chartered accountants Price Bailey donned fancy dress and raised cash this week for the firm’s annual charity fun day in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity.
Work was put aside for the day in Price Bailey offices across the country as staff dressed up and took part in scavenger hunts, raffles, tombolas and many other activities. In Bishop’s Stortford, a Wild West theme saw staff dress as cowboys and Indians and take part in target shooting and horse-shoe tossing, while in Cambridge, staff dressed as their favourite film characters and took part in movie-themed activities. Fundraising events also took place in PriceBailey’s offices in Ely, Norwich, London and Guernsey.
In addition, many employees donated the day’s pay in the knowledge that they are supporting a good cause, with some wishing to match a salary sacrifice in favour of the charity.
The company-wide fun day was the latest in a year-long fundraising campaign for the charity which has seen Price Bailey employees undertaking a wide range of activities to raise much needed cash.
James King, Partner and head of the firm’s charity committee said:
“Price Bailey is proud to be working together as a firm to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The commitment and the inventiveness of the staff has once again been amazing. Last year we raised more than £60,000 for our chosen charity throughout the firm, and given the result today I’m confident we will be able to match or even exceed that amount.”
Jessica Hiscocks, Community Fundraising Officer at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:
“We’re thrilled to have Price Bailey’s backing and couldn’t be more grateful for their support – we know their staff and Partners are a committed group and we look forward to seeing them in action. The money raised through this partnership will be able to provide crucial resources and equipment for our scientists, helping to drive the next breakthrough.
“Currently over 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK, and with that number on the increase we urgently need to find new treatments and ways to prevent the condition. Research has the power to transform people’s lives, but we rely on the public to help us fund our vital research projects. It’s thanks to supporters like Price Bailey that we’re able to continue our work.”