- Six local professional firms took part, representing Whittles in Colchester, Ashtons Legal, Birkett Long LLP, Rubious, Climbing Trees and Thompson Smith and Puxon.
- Enthusiastic teams of six pitched their skills against each other in a series of sporting and not-so-sporting events including basketball hoop, spaghetti tower, garden quoits, football target, badminton target, the egg and spoon race, gutterball race and the ultimate challenge the adult space hopper relay!Each team paid an entrance fee donated to the chosen charity, plus there was a raffle and auction held to raise extra funds. Fiducia provided BBQ food and refreshments for the event as a ‘thank you’ to participants for their support.
We are proud to announce that £750 was raised for this year’s chosen charity and will soon be presented to The Rob George Foundation, plus a further two auction items were donated to the charity – Surrey v Essex cricket tickets for 4 and a family football experience from Colchester United Football Club worth around £500 altogether.
The Rob George Foundation was set up by Philip and Lorraine George after their son Rob died of Leukaemia in 2013. The Foundation has two objectives: To provide practical and/or financial support to young people with a life threatening or terminal illness, or to provide financial support for young people who demonstrate exceptional commitment and/or ability in the worlds of sport or performing arts, but are held back by their financial position.
This year’s overall team winners were Solicitor firm Thompson Smith and Puxon, captained by Sharon Auton with Robert Ashworth, Adina Milleare, Nicola Ashby, Caroline Nicholls and Clare Sheeran.
Sharon Auton, Director at Thompson Smith and Puxon who captained the team said: “This is a really fun event and we have been pleased to support Fiducia and their chosen charity for a number of years now. We have not won before so this is a first for us, but we hope the first of many! Congratulations to them for raising £750 for The Rob George Foundation, which is such a worthy cause.”
Second place went to the joint team made up of web designers from Rubious and online monitoring company Climbing Trees. Whittles of Colchester claimed third place. Individual prizes were also presented to Joel Furniss from Ashtons Legal for the highest individual score in Basketball, Cara O’Donoghue from Birkett Long LLP and Grace Walker from Ashtons Legal jointly achieved the highest individual score in the badminton target, Grace also won the football target with the highest individual score, and, Oliver White from Whittles won the garden quoits.
Gordon Kearney, Director at Fiducia Wealth Management, said: “This is the third time we have run this charity event and it is always such a fun and well supported event with participants from the firms we work closely with, for charity. The weather was kind, and there was a wonderful atmosphere. Thanks to all who took part and well done to all of the individual and team winners!”
David Cant, a Trustee of the Rob George Foundation and Partner at Birkett Long LLP said: “The Rob George Foundation is now in its third year and depends on the support of local businesses and the wider community to raise much needed funds. Fiducia’s Charity Challenge event support is gratefully received and without support such as this we wouldn’t be able to help as many young people in need of practical and financial support.
“I attended this event to cheer on the Birkett Long team and, more importantly to thank everyone – especially Fiducia Wealth – for their amazing support. As a trustee of the Rob George Foundation it’s wonderful to watch professionals from our region coming together to raise funds for a charity that is close to my heart and makes such a difference – one individual at a time!”
To find out more about taking part in our next charity challenge or to discuss wealth management advice, please call Fiducia Wealth Management on 01206 321045.