After a busy year of fundraising, St James' Square has raised a staggering £40,000 for Heel and Toe Children's Charity.
The team at St James’ Square have certainly had a busy year. The firm, which is only two years old, has been welcoming new members of staff, establishing new departments and continuing to provide an excellent service to their clients – all whilst raising a huge amount of money for charity.
Local children’s charity, Heel and Toe, was voted by staff of St James’ Square to be the firm’s Charity of the Year 2019.
The charity provides free conductive education therapy to children who have cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities in the North East.
A range of fundraising events have taken place throughout the year after the firm pledged to raise the ambitious target of £40,000.
St James’ Square hosted its inaugural Charity Ball in October with Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy, as the headline act of the evening. Two hundred guests turned up to support the evening at The Biscuit Factory which raised over £20,000.
Fundraising efforts have also included the annual St James’ Square client karting event at Karting North East and will conclude this month with a festive screening of Elf at Tyneside Cinema for clients and their families.
Members of staff have completed sponsored events, including a skydive, the Blaydon Race and the Simplyhealth Great North Run, as well as several dress down days to raise money for the charity who provides therapies to over 160 children from all over the North East area.
Paul Monaghan, Managing Partner, said: “We knew that raising £40,000 was a huge undertaking, but we are always up for a challenge!
“Raising money for those less fortunate than ourselves has always been high on the agenda for us and I’m delighted that we are in a position to help. Handing over £40,000 to such an amazing charity is an incredible feeling and I know what a difference this will make to the lives of the children at Heel & Toe.”
Amanda Tweedy, Fundraising Executive at Heel and Toe added: “We’re so grateful for the amazing support of St James’ Square this year. The firm have gone above and beyond to raise money for the charity and their events have been a real success.
“Heel and Toe is not government funded and we rely solely on donations and fundraising so support from generous businesses like St James’ Square is vital for the charity.”