Accountants Stick Their Oar In For Charity

Accountants Stick Their Oar In For CharityCaption: Team B, left to right: Caroline Eaves (Castlegate Financial Management, Grantham), Andy Clift-Hill, Amber Haresign (both Grantham), George Kendall (Sleaford), James Goodrich, Andrew Freeman, Matthew Lawson (all Grantham), Sophie Eaves (daughter of Caroline Eaves), Debbie Chambers (Grantham, seated), Kieran Taylor (Grantham).

Two teams from chartered accountants Duncan & Toplis rowed across the English Channel on Saturday – without ever leaving dry land!

Employees from the firm’s offices in Lincoln, Louth, Grantham, Newark and Sleaford, as well as representatives from sister companies Datcom and Castlegate Financial Management, helped to raise over £2,500 for the Nomad Trust.

“The rowing challenge was hard work but great fun, and our staff really enjoyed the day,” said Simon Syddall, a Partner at Duncan & Toplis.

“We have ten offices across the East Midlands and the event was an opportunity for staff to meet and socialise with people they don’t normally see in their day-to-day work.

“We were really pleased to be able to enter two teams this year and delighted to be able to contribute to raising a significant sum of money to help homeless people in Lincolnshire.”

In total nine teams took part in the indoor 35km sponsored team rowing challenge at Priory City of Lincoln Academy on Saturday (8th February).

The team which crossed the line first was the Priory of Lincoln Academy, who rowed the 35km in 1 hour, 52 minutes and 15 seconds. The Duncan & Toplis teams finished in fourth and fifth places.

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