A Bury-based accountants firm has shown its generosity towards a borough cause.

Several Horsfield and Smith staff members dusted off their running shoes to take part in the Bury 10K event this year in aid of Age UK Bury.

The charity and its executive committing governing body have a passion for improving services for older people in Bury.

The cause provides vital services such as footcare, walking groups, yoga, handy person service, coffee mornings, dementia support group, nutrition and hydration resources among other activities.

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Marketing manager at Horsfield and Smith, Jane Hawarden, said: “We are delighted to support such a worthy cause in the community and raise vital funds for the older, more vulnerable people who live in Bury."

The staff members raised £1,260 for the charity following the running event.

According to Age UK, almost 1m older people in the UK feel lonely, more than 4m live alone and 1m had no one to spend Christmas with last year.

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Age UK Bury chief officer Andy Hazeldine added: “We are extremely grateful to the staff at Horsfield and Smith for taking on such a difficult challenge to raise funds for our charity.

"This donation is a great achievement, and we are so grateful for the support of Jane and the team at Horsfield and Smith.

"The company has been a great help to our charity over many years and they really came to our rescue during the pandemic, supporting us with the very complicated furlough scheme, so we could pay our staff properly.

"The company has a great team and we are lucky to have their backing”.

Age UK Bury also provides expert advice, practical support, crucial friendship, and campaigns to ensure older people's voices are heard on key issues.

Horsfield and Smith is a firm of chartered accountants and business advisors based on Walmersley Road, Bury.