Double celebration at accountants

Published on: 21 Dec 2016

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STAFF from Copson Grandfield in Mangotsfield are taking part in a double celebration after hiking their way to raising thousands of pounds for charity.

The team of eight - Steve Copson, Debbie Copson, Bradley Grandfield, Vicky Grandfield, Teresa Thatcher, Kevin Thatcher, Stuart Andrews and Charlotte Detain - raised £4,612.17 for Action Medical Research after a 40-mile charity night trek on the Cotswold Way back in the summer.

And now they are raising their glasses for a second time after being told that out of the 32 teams - made up of 170 participants - across the country which took part, Copson Grandfield collected the most money - 80 per cent of which was raised by the company's clients.

To mark their efforts the charity, which funds medical research into problems in pregnancy, premature birth, sick children, children with disabilities and rare diseases, has handed staff a certificate as a thank you for their outstanding effort.

The team started the 'Plod Challenge' at midnight on a Saturday night in June and finished 16 and half hours later on Sunday afternoon at Cleeve Hill.

Their fundraising was boosted by the support of clients, who donated a stay in a guest house and a golf 4-ball, which were auctioned to bring in more cash.

Bradley said that staff were happy to support the charity and the well-run annual event.

"I was totally impressed with the organisation and enthusiasm on the day and whilst everyone said 'never again' immediately after they had finished, plans are already underway to support the event again next year."

Action Medical Research is currently funding over 75 projects in the UK.

Next year's Trek Night takes place from midnight on June 10. Visit https://www.action.org.uk/trek-night-cotswold-way to find out more.

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