On 29 March, Price Bailey held their first annual charity ball in Guernsey to raise funds for a group of staff who are taking part in a 311-mile cycle ride from London to Paris in July in aid of Action Medical Research.
Held at the St Pierre Park Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort, the ball saw over 80 guests and Price Bailey employees come together to raise as much money as possible. The team organized a raffle and an auction which helped to raise a total of £2,013.
The ball was the latest effort in a two-year fundraising campaign for Action Medical Research and specifically in support of their ‘Saving Tiny Lives’ campaign. The campaign is focused on generating funds in order to carry out vital research into reducing premature births. According to Action Medical Research, around 60,000 babies are born prematurely in the UK, and sadly 1,000 tragically die making it the biggest cause of death in babies; for those that do survive, it’s also the leading cause of disability.
Kirsty Warner, Partner at Price Bailey, said: “We are extremely thankful for the generosity of our guests at our ball. To raise such a large amount of money in one evening is very impressive. The research that we help Action to fund for their ‘Saving Tiny Lives’ campaign is valuable in improving the futures of premature babies and is a very worthy cause.”
Action Medical Research’s Community Fundraising Manager, Lyndsay Wood added: “Action Medical Research was thrilled to be the beneficiary of Price Bailey Guernsey’s Charity Ball, in relation to their staff members taking on the London to Paris bike ride in July 2019. The money raised will enable Action to continue investing in life-changing research that leads to medical breakthroughs in various childhood illnesses and diseases, including cerebral palsy, epilepsy and asthma. The event also helped us to raise awareness of our new campaign, ‘Born Too Soon’, which highlights the issue of premature birth, and the 61,000 babies born too soon each year in the UK. Thank you to everyone on the island of Guernsey who supported the event, and Action Medical Research.”
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About Price Bailey
Price Bailey is a top 30 accountancy practice specialising in providing accountancy, tax and business advice to enable the growth of regional, national and international businesses. In addition to traditional accounting services, the firm has a range of specialists in many areas which combine to provide a complete, integrated business offering. These include tax consultancy, corporate finance, strategic planning, insolvency & recovery and employment law.
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