Nottingham-based accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young hosted a ‘spooktacular’ event on Wednesday raising awareness and more than £150 for FareShare – the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste.
UHY Hacker Young has announced FareShare as its national charity for 2018/19, with each of its 22 offices now fundraising for the charity through a series of themed events.
During the Halloween-themed event, UHY Hacker Young’s team enjoyed a number of seasonal activities from pumpkin bowling to mummy making, all while wearing their very best costumes and spooky clothes, raising in excess of £150 for its national charity.
Simon Browning, partner in charge of UHY Hacker Young’s Nottingham office, said: “Following a number of fantastic fundraising events earlier this year, we wanted to have fun this Halloween while also raising much-needed funds for FareShare.
“Our Halloween event saw our team get dressed up in spooky costumers or Halloween colours, bringing some festive fun to our office. Every £1 we raise for the charity will provide four meals to vulnerable people across the UK, so it’s an amazing and very important cause.”
The charity reaches 1,300 towns and cities through its 20 regional centres, including its centre in the East Midlands. Food has been redistributed by FareShare to 6,273 frontline charities and community groups including homeless hostels, children’s breakfast clubs and lunch clubs for older people, domestic violence refuges and community cafes.