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NOTTS ACCOUNTANTS SHOW SUPPORT FOR LOCAL COMMONWEALTH GAMES ATHLETES

NOTTINGHAM-based accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young swapped their suits for sports gear this week (28 March) to show support for the Commonwealth Games, taking place next month on Australia’s Gold Coast.

As part of its fundraising for the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) UHY’s Nottingham team – which has raised £3,500 for the charity this financial year – held its own ‘Office Olympics’. The team competed in paper plate discus, bucket basketball and paper aeroplane javelin, raising £300 on the day.

The national accountancy firm was also invited by its client, Commonwealth Games England, to record a video message of good luck to local Commonwealth Games athletes including: gymnast Ellie Downie and Beeston Hockey Club players Mark Gleghorne, Adam Dixon, Sam Ward and Ollie Willars.

James Simmonds, partner at UHY Hacker Young, said:

“This was our final fundraising event for our national charity MHF, which we have been supporting for 2017/18. It was a fantastic to hold our very own ‘Office Olympics’ to raise awareness for MHF and also be able to show support of the Commonwealth Games, which kicks off next month. Nottingham has some really talented athletes competing and we can’t wait to see them in action!”

UHY Hacker Young chose MHF as its national charity for 2017/18 and funds were raised across its 22 offices. The MHF delivers programmes, training and guidance which help to prevent mental health problems and support good mental health, the charity works to influence policymakers and advocate for change.

To find out more about MHF or host an event of your own, please visit: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/get-involved.


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