Business lunch raises £32,000 for charities

Friday, April 5, 2019

Business people across Kirklees and Calderdale have handed over a life-changing total of £32,000 to two local young people’s charities, thanks to a phenomenal fundraising lunch and auction.

The third annual Kirklees and Calderdale Charity Lunch (KACCL), sponsored by Huddersfield’s Crowther Chartered Accountants, saw 290 people from the local business community come together in December to support the cause.

The money raised during the event on December 6 surpassed all expectations and targets with a record-breaking £32,000 donated on the day – over a third more than at last year’s KACCL.

The amount has been split equally between two charities, with £16,000 donated to Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and £16,000 going to The Orange Box choir; part of Square Chapel’s community outreach programme in Halifax.

The KACCL organising committee represents figures from local businesses across the region, which includes JR Group UK Ltd, Stafflex, Chadwick Lawrence, Faith PR, Eastwood & Partners, Brug Consultancy, Whimsical Events, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Hellomint, Cedar Court Hotels, Orange Box Young people’s centre and Crowther Chartered Accountants.

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