Business 'Olympics' boost hospice

TEAMS from a range of Suffolk businesses were put through their paces at the second PKF Ransomes Olympics, held at the David Lloyd Centre at at Ransomes Europark, Ipswich.

TEAMS from a range of Suffolk businesses were put through their paces at the second PKF Ransomes Olympics, held at the David Lloyd Centre at at Ransomes Europark, Ipswich.

The event, sponsored by Ipswich-based accountants and business advisers PKF and held in aid of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), saw a team from business call-handling contact centre Ansaback emerge victorious after competing in a series of unusual events, including an office chair relay, a fancy dress relay and a rugby ball penalty shoot-out.

Tony Golding, a volunteer for EACH, presented the trophy to the winning team.

Peter Harrup, partner at PKF, said: “The 2008 Ransomes Olympics proved very popular so we were keen to run it again this year.


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“I must commend all the teams on the passion and enthusiasm with which they embraced all the events - and, of course, we're delighted to have raised so much money for EACH which is such an important regional charity. It does fantastic work.”

Carl Brooks from EACH added: “The PKF Ransomes Olympics are a fun and innovative way to raise funds. We would like to thank the sponsors, hosts and not least staff from the participating businesses, who gave up their time to raise much-needed funds for our charity.”

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Matthew Taylor, account manager at Ansaback, said: “A big thank you is due to PKF for organising the competition. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the money raised is going to a great cause in EACH. We look forward to defending our title next year!”

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