UK200Group 2017 Annual Conference raises over £2,000 for Newcastle based children’s charities

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The UK200Group is very pleased to announce that attendees at our recent Annual Conference raised a fantastic £2085.50, which will be split equally between the two charities selected as the beneficiaries for this year’s event. Suggested by Newcastle based UK200Group member firm Robson Laidler; The Chronicle Sunshine Fund, and Metro Radio Cash for Kids, both help children in the North-East area.

UK200Group is the UK’s leading association of independent chartered accountancy and law firms, with connections around the world. The association brings together around 150 member offices in the UK with more than 500 partners who represent c150,000 SME business clients and with international links in nearly 70 countries.

Cash for Kids is Bauer Radio’s network of local charities, which operate across 22 areas around the UK. Their mission is to respond to the needs of children in local communities, and they aspire to enable all children to live life to the full and achieve their individual potential. All the money raised on behalf of Cash for Kids stays in the area it was raised in, helping local children and young people who are suffering from abuse or neglect, who are disabled and have special needs or who simply need extra care or guidance.

Amy West, Metro Radio Cash for Kids Charity Executive said; “Each year Cash for Kids raise funds and collect toys to bring the magic of Christmas to the lives of local sick and disadvantaged children, something that would not be possible without the support of local businesses and the general public. The support offered by the UK200Group has been invaluable, and the funds raised will allow us to make sure that lots more children across the North East wake up to a gift on Christmas morning. We can't thank you enough.”

The Chronicle Sunshine Fund provides specialised equipment to children with disabilities in the North East of England, individuals, groups, registered organisations, special and mainstream schools and hospitals can ask for our support to improve the lives of children with disabilities. The Chronicle Sunshine Fund was founded in 1928 by King George V; he came to Newcastle to open the Tyne Bridge, while he was here he donated £15 to give underprivileged children a day out to the coast, the Chronicle adopted the idea of giving to children in the area and the Chronicle Sunshine Fund was established.

Lauren Thompson, Community Fundraiser, The Chronicle Sunshine Fund said; "It is only through the support of organisations, and communities across the North East, that we are able to provide specialist equipment to so many children with disabilities. We are overjoyed with the donation from the UK200Group and wholeheartedly thank all who supported."

Declan Swan, UK200Group CEO said; “As a business association it’s important to us that we support valuable work at a local level. That’s why the UK200Group and its members are delighted to have been able to help raise funds for these two charities, who clearly make a difference to the lives of so many children in the Newcastle area.”

The conference took place on the 15th, 16th and 17th of November at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead. Delegates from around the world came together to cover topics including Brexit, Digitalisation, Futureproofing and Immigration.


UK200Group Limited is a company registered in England & Wales. Company Number 10634903. Registered office; The Hart Shaw Building, Europa Link, Sheffield, S9 1XU.

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