Stockport Business Awards is now celebrating its 5th year having initially been set up by Clarke Nicklin in 2012. Each year organisers choose a different local cause to support and this year’s fundraising efforts will see money raised go to Francis House Children’s Hospice.
Francis House is a very special hospice caring for children with a short life expectancy. All children that go to the hospice have been diagnosed as having ‘no cure’ so Francis House try to improve the quality of their short lives. Francis House not only supports the child, but the family as a whole, both emotionally and physically in the many months before, and after, a child’s death. It’s free of charge to all who stay, and is a loved and treasured place by the children and families that use it.
Money is raised on the night through a raffle, with heaps of fantastic prizes up for grabs, Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner at Clarke Nicklin commented; “The businesses in Stockport are so generous year on year and we’re extremely grateful for them getting behind the event to help raise funds for such a great cause. This year we have some of the best prizes yet with iPads, champagne and generous gift vouchers amongst the treats to be won!”
This year organisers hope to raise even more for Francis House thanks to the generosity of local business Miss Ellies Travel. They have donated an incredible star prize of a 7 night luxury holiday in the 5-star Daios Cove Resort in Crete, Greece for two including a deluxe sea view room, return flights and transfers which is worth in excess of £3,000.00.
Andrew continued; “Miss Ellies have been incredibly generous and we can’t thank them enough, this prize is better than we could’ve ever hoped for and one person in the room on the night is going to be incredibly lucky to win!”
Stockport Business Awards 2016 takes place on 13th October at Stockport Town Hall. It is an event set up for businesses by businesses. It is organised by accountancy practice Clarke Nicklin, and headline sponsors are high profile businesses from the region; Gorvins Solicitors, Orbit Developments and NatWest.