An accountancy firm in Bury has raised more than £600 for a popular borough organisation at a sports day event.

The Bury office of PM+M M - the chartered accountancy, business advisory and financial planning group, staged a sports day which has so far raised more than £600 for Bury Hospice.

The firm invited clients and fellow members of the local business community to its office on Waterfold Business Park who participated in a range of events including static cycling, crazy golf and ‘Bury bin ball’ which involves 20 ping pong balls and a bin.

Helen Clayton, partner and head of PM+M’s Bury office, will be raising even more money for the hospice later this year when she takes part in two half marathons and the Bury 10k.

Bury Times:  PM M staff, guests and a rep from Bury Hospice attend the sports day PM M staff, guests and a rep from Bury Hospice attend the sports day

Under Helen’s direction the team was also involved in the recent Bury Hospice Young Business Innovation Team Challenge.

The "Apprentice" style challenge saw Philips High School, Unsworth Academy and Bury College take part.

Helen mentored the Bury College team who designed an escape room as their business idea which raised over £500 and won the award for the best video.

The firm was also a co-sponsor at the Bury Hospice Sportsman’s Dinner which was staged at The Stables in Bury on Friday, March 11 and raised £21,000.

Helen Clayton said: “Bury Hospice provides a vital service to the local community, and is part of the region’s fabric, so we are delighted to be helping raise as much money as possible.

“We hope we are making a small difference and we look forward to partnering with the Hospice on future fundraisers.”

Alison Holland, corporate fundraiser at Bury Hospice, added: “Helen and the team have done a huge amount for the Hospice this year, so we’d like to thank them for all their ideas and efforts.

“Partnering with local businesses is an essential part of our fundraising operations and helps us provide the specialist care and support our patients and their families need.”