Thanks to Mitten Clarke and their great team for taking the time and effort to put on a superb evening in aid of The Peter Pan Nursery.
(PRWEB UK) 11 March 2014
Mitten Clarke chose The Peter Pan Nursery as their Charity of the Year after its funding of £100,000 was cut from the National Lottery. The charity provides education and care to children with special needs, including Cerebral Palsy, Down’s syndrome, and visual and hearing impairments, so it was vital that this funding was replaced to keep their doors open.
Mandy Mitten from Mitten Clarke said: “We visited the nursery and saw first-hand the great work being done by this unique charity on our doorstep in Newcastle – from developing and maximising the potential of the children in their care, to providing much needed respite and support to their parents.”
“We wanted to do our bit by helping to bridge the funding gap, and also to ensure that the nursery not only continues, but thrives. We arranged the private evening on 3rd March at The Arch in Newcastle, where their staff were also very supportive. The atmosphere was marvellous and we’re thrilled with how much we’ve raised.”
Over 100 business people attended the fundraising meal, helping to raise £10,439 for children with special needs. There were 42 different businesses that donated prizes on the night, including 8 auction lots ranging from a helicopter trip with lunch, to a corporate box at Uttoxeter Racecourse. There were also 26 raffle packages including concert tickets, car experience weekends and pamper days.
Geoff Wilson from The Peter Pan Nursery said: “Thanks to Mitten Clarke and their great team for taking the time and effort to put on a superb evening in aid of The Peter Pan Nursery. Above all, the major long-term aim is to raise our profile amongst the influential business community, and the guest list the team managed to deliver certainly achieved this. Successful fundraising is always welcome and Mitten Clarke certainly exceeded our expectations.”
The funds raised from the Mitten Clarke charity event will be put to good use immediately. The charity currently has a waiting list of over 30 children and they can now press ahead with recruitment plans to handle this. This will also allow them to put on an additional 200 half-day sessions with the funds raised equivalent to 4 children being taken from the waiting list and placed in their care.
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About Mitten Clarke
Mitten Clarke is a leading UK chartered accountancy firm located in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The award-winning company was founded in 1997 by Mandy Mitten and Adam Clarke, and has gone from strength to strength to become a trusted name in the industry. The company has a history of supporting charities through fundraising events and initiatives, including the Caudwell Children charity and Breast Cancer Research, and continues to make this a priority in the company’s development.