Staff at Peterborough accountants raise thousands for charities.

Rawlinsons' staff with the five charity representatives.
Rawlinsons' staff with the five charity representatives.
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Staff at a Peterborough accountants have completed their 75th anniversary challenge and raised £8,500 for local charities - beating their £7,500 target.

Rawlinsons, in Lincoln Road, which employes 60 people, had set out to complete 75 charitable acts in 75 days to celebrate the company’s special landmark anniversary.

Staff took part in a series of events and volunteered for projects to support charities with either fund-raising or labour.

Activities ranged from a 75-mile static bike marathon to a human hound race at the city’s greyhound stadium. The charities to benefit are the NSPCC Peterborough Business Support Group, Shine, Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Peterborough Cathedral 900 Appeal.

Managing partner Colin Crowley said; “We have been part of city life for 75 years and it seemed fitting in this special year, we should choose to give something back to the communities we have served.

“We’re delighted with the commitment and final fund-raising total.”

“Over the last 75 years, we have shaped our services to meet the growing needs of the community and offer specialist services alongside traditional accountancy practices.”