14th March 2016

Firms bowled over by charity event success


Thirty two teams took on a bowling challenge last month and raised over £2,671 for two charitable causes.

The Sutcliffe & Co and McCarthy Taylor bowling night was hosted by Bowl  Xtreme at the end of February to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The teams came from a wide range of businesses and professions and were joined by employees from both the organising firms.

Competition was strong with Lloyds Bank being awarded the winner’s trophy and the Hallmark Hulme team being presented with the wooden spoon.

As in previous years McCarthy Taylor and Sutcliffe & Co each matched in £s, the total number of strikes on the night – 242.

Duncan Sutcliffe of Sutcliffe and Co said “the support for this event is overwhelming year on year, raising more for the charities and adding to the fun we all have, regardless of ability! Our thanks once again go to everyone who joins us on the night, for those that help out and to Bowl Xtreme who make it all look so easy.”

Clive & Steven from McCarthy TaylorMcCarthy Taylor CEO Paul Taylor said: “We are delighted to have raised this money for St Richard’s Hospice and Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The event was very well attended and enormous fun, we’d like to thank everyone who joined us as well as Bowl Xtreme who supplied the venue.”

St Richard’s Fundraising Manager, Rachel Jones added, “we are delighted to have been chosen as one of the chosen beneficiaries of this popular event again- it’s always a highlight in the corporate networking diary and we are always so grateful to everyone who supports it.”

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,600 patients and family members in Worcestershire with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 17-bed In-patient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team as well as many trained volunteers.

In the In-patient Unit, specialist staff are on hand 24 hours a day to manage patients’ symptoms and where, if appropriate, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity. St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it to continue its work.

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