Chartered Accountants Dig Deep for Kids Charities

Dec 18, 2017

Ulster’s Chartered Accountants gave a boost to childrens’ charities this week by presenting hundreds of toys to the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Toy Appeal. Chartered Accountants Ulster Society also raised £7,600 for the Inspire and the Fostering Network. This total will be doubled to £15,200 by the event sponsor Barclays.

The toys and funds were collected at the Society’s Christmas Charity Lunch at the Europa Hotel in Belfast attended by 480 Chartered Accountants.

Pamela McCreedy, Chair of Chartered Accountants Ulster Society said: “Our Charity Lunch is one of our most important events and a fantastic opportunity to make Christmas brighter for thousands of children and families across Northern Ireland.

“Chartered Accountants have raised money and donated toys which will make a big difference to children this Christmas. The Charity Lunch is always one of our busiest and most enjoyable events and it’s especially important at this time of year that we can put a bit of sparkle into Christmas for local kids. We’re especially pleased that through the support of Barclays we have been able to make this a bumper year.”

John Mathers, Corporate Development Director of Barclays said: “Barclays is delighted to, once again, sponsor the Ulster Society Christmas lunch – an event where members get to welcome in the season with an enjoyable networking lunch.  Members are extremely generous in their donations of toys and money, helping to make a real difference to many families who are in a less fortunate position.”

Pictured before the charity lunch with just a few of the toys collected are Pamela McCreedy, Chair Chartered Accountants Ulster Society; John Mathers of event sponsors Barclays; Zara Duffy, Head of Chartered Accountants Northern Ireland; and Cara Fisher, Grace McConnell, Emma Cahill and Grace McQuade of John Paul II Primary School Choir.