Fundraisers Honoured As Part Of Evolution Corporate Challenge

Mon, 2001-02-12 00:00

CHARITY champions have been rewarded at a ceremony for helping to raise over £21,000 for good causes as part of the Evolution Corporate Challenge.

Teesside-based accountants, business and tax advisory firm Evolution LLP marked the end of its three-month fundraising drive by handing out awards to organisations that participated in the initiative.

The Student Team Award went to East Durham College for their enthusiasm, despite this being their first year in the Challenge. The 16 teams that took part from the College raised over £3,000 between them.

Of the 53 entries that took part in the Challenge – a competition to raise as much funds for three local hospices as possible – staff and pupils at Nunthorpe School, for the second year running, landed the title for raising the largest amount.

The school beat the Northumbria Water team by just £4.49, however the utilities giant did walk away with the Special Judges Award for its range of original ideas – including running a live mannequin display at Debenhams in Middlesbrough.