Accountants wheel plants 10km for Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice donation

PUBLISHED: 13:35 14 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:35 14 September 2017

McBrides staff set off on a 10km hike for Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice on Wednesday

McBrides staff set off on a 10km hike for Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice on Wednesday


Around 40 members of staff set off on Wednesday

Fundraisers set off on a 10km walk on Wednesday to deliver new plants to Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.

Led by two wheelbarrows, 40 members of staff from a Sidcup accountancy firm set off from the town to Abbey Wood, where they planted their donation.

The green donation came as part of McBrides Chartered Accountants’ year of fundraising for the hospice, which requires £8million a year to keep providing support and services to residents in the borough.

So far the firm has managed to raise £5,350 for the hospice.

Tanya Hamilton, staff partner at McBrides, says: “The Hospice Hike was a great team effort. The wheelbarrows were full of plants and were tricky to manoeuvre but we worked together, to reach the hospice in a respectable time of 2 hours 15 minutes.

“The hospice provides a fantastic service to those in our community and has to raise an incredible amount of money each year to do this. We are really happy to raise as much as we can for the hospice.”

Kate Heaps, Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice chief executive says: “Local businesses play a big part in supporting the work of the Hospice. We’re grateful for the support shown by individual members of staff at McBrides and by the firm as a whole. It was a pleasure to see the walkers arriving with donated plants for the Hospice garden.”

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