Following a year-long partnership, accountancy firm Clement Keys has raised over £8,000 for Ronald McDonald House Birmingham, smashing its original target of £5,000.
Staff completed numerous fundraising activities including dress down days, raffles and an in-office nail bar. Most notably, a 23-strong team from the firm took part in the Whole Hog Challenge, a gruelling 7.5 mile assault course across tough terrain in Staffordshire.
Ronald McDonald House Birmingham opened its doors to families of children being treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 2009. It is run by an independent charity – Ronald McDonald House Charities – which gives families with sick children a free place to stay.
Joe Bates, managing partner at Clement Keys said: “The service that Ronald McDonald House offers is invaluable and I’m proud that we’ve been able to contribute to its continued success.
"I pass on my sincere thanks to our whole team for being a part of our efforts, and especially the staff members who joined me in completing the Whole Hog Challenge, the aches and pains were definitely worth it for the amount we were able to raise.”
Libby Aston, house manager at Ronald McDonald House Birmingham, said: “Corporate partnerships like the one we’ve enjoyed with Clement Keys make a positive difference to our organisation and the work that we do.
"We’re really grateful to staff for their sustained fundraising efforts. The money raised will be used to provide respite accommodation to the parents of children being cared for at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.”