Staff at Lovewell Blake’s Halesworth office have again raised a substantial amount for local good causes after organising another successful charity tenpin bowling evening.
More than 80 competitors from 14 local business teams took part in the annual event in support of Lovewell Blake’s LB150 Challenge
– an ongoing initiative to raise money for charities and local community groups across Norfolk and Suffolk.
Over £1,600 was raised on the night with the help of a raffle and auction where prizes were kindly donated by local businesses and the participating teams. Barclays Bank Plc will match-fund up to £1,000 of this and the amount will then be further matched by Lovewell Blake partners £1 for £1, bringing the grand total to over £5,200.
Event organiser Matthew Waters, an Assistant Manager at Lovewell Blake’s Halesworth office, said “With the continued support that we receive from teams taking part, the local business community donating prizes and the Lovewell Blake staff who help run the night, the event is one which we always look forward to holding. The evening has become an opportunity to bring together local businesses to raise vital funds for some of the region’s smaller charities and community projects while enjoying some friendly competition. We are very proud of the amount we’ve managed to raise this year and would like to thank everyone who helped us reach such a fantastic total. Although we have only just now totalled up this year’s proceeds, work is already underway organising next year’s event which we hope will be as well supported.”
The reigning champions Kerslake Construction
were unable to defend their title, which was reclaimed this year by 2015 champions GS Computers of Loddon
The evening was once again hosted by Rob Mayes-Smith and his staff at Richardson’s Family Bowl, Lowestoft
. Rob and his team again generously donated 4 novelty skittles, which were auctioned off at the end of the evening.
The LB150 Challenge was originally set up to mark Lovewell Blake’s 150th anniversary in 2008, with a goal of raising £150,000. Since then the firm has raised around £230,000 benefitting more than 100 charities with funding administered by the Norfolk and Suffolk Community Foundations.
Employees at Lovewell Blake continue to raise funds for local charities and community projects via the LB150 Challenge, despite surpassing the original target. For more information on the LB150 challenge, visit the Our Giving