Charity race night raises more than £1,500 for local cause

We would like to thank everyone who generously supported our recent charity horse racing night on 8 June, which raised an incredible £1,588 in aid of local children’s charity, Anna’s Hope.

Organised by our firm’s own in-house charity, the Moore Thompson Charity Fund CIO, the event saw more than 70 guests enjoy a night at the races – all from the comfort of the South Holland Centre in Market Place, Spalding.

All proceeds from the action-packed evening were donated to Anna’s Hope, which is the leading children’s brain tumour charity in the East of England.

Inspired by Anna Olivia Hughes, who tragically died from a brain tumour aged only three years and eight months, the charity was set up 10 years ago by Anna’s parents Rob and Carole Hughes and her five Godparents and has raised thousands of pounds since.

Anna’s Mum, Carole, joined us at the race night to explain how the money raised from our event will make a difference to youngsters and their families.

Mark Hildred, Moore Thompson’s Managing Partner, said: “We were delighted to sponsor Anna’s Hope at this fantastic night at the races in Spalding and were truly honoured to welcome Carole who provided such a moving account of the difference the charity makes to youngsters in our region.”

During a hotly contested auction race, Pygott and Crone estate agents just pipped Buckles and Keeping HR Simple to the post.

Mark Hill from Mossop & Bowser won a bottle of Champagne on the tri-cast, whilst Moore Thompsons’ James Walsham placed the highest bid on the auction race and came joint first on the Jackpot 7, which predicted the most winners over all races.

Special thanks go to all our race night sponsors, to everyone who donated raffle prizes and to Pygott and Crone and Ringrose Law who generously donated their winnings from the night to charity.

Last year the Moore Thompson Charity Fund CIO raised nearly £3,000 for charity helping two local causes, LIVES and Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

This year we hope to raise even more money for a number of organisations and charities, with a host of planned events over the next weeks and months.