At MJH Accountants we have always endeavoured to support the local community; from taking part in charity events, to working with the local schools and colleges through to organising fund raising projects of their own.
For 2019, we decided to take it up a notch and chose a deserving Charity that they could support throughout the year, with various events and initiatives allowing our entire team to embrace and get involved with the effort.
We chose to work with The Space Centre, which is not only a local charity based in Preston but also extremely unique in that it provides the largest multi-sensory environment in the UK, for both adults and children with special needs. The Space team work tirelessly each and every day to provide a safe haven where those who suffer with physical, learning and emotional difficulties so they can socialise and acquire practical skills.
We took great inspiration from the Space Centre themselves and organised our inaugural Charity Ball in September in hope of raising awareness and much needed funds for new facilities at Space.
Merely describing the night as a resounding success would be an understatement! The evening was held at the Preston Marriott Hotel in Fulwood, where Libby Blackwell (the Events Manager) helped to create a night of wonder and compassion.
The turn-out was immense with over 180 guests in attendance ranging from individuals through to local business clients who paid for entire tables.
What’s more, H2 Photography provided some fantastic images, Maxine Rose played the harp beautifully whilst the evening had its very own crooner with vocals from the very talented Sean Perkins.
The event raised a staggering £7,475 which we are going to round up to £7,500!
Our Managing Director, Mark Hall, said “I, on behalf of the Space Centre and all at MJH Accountants would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to all those who made the event the resounding success it was, including all the local businesses who provided their services, (Preston Gas Centre, Moments Creations, West One Signs, Cranden Press and Frame & Fame to name but a few) but most importantly all the guests who paid for tickets and made the evening so enjoyable. Be sure to keep an eye out for further details about next year’s Ball which will take place at the same venue on Friday 5th June 2020