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Lichfield workers take part in charity’s fundraising torch relay

Greg Pitts and Phil Burnell with their Dains colleagues

Greg Pitts and Phil Burnell with their Dains colleagues

Staff at a Lichfield-based chartered accountants have taken part in a nationwide event to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Dains employees joined more than 300 professionals taking part in the event, which runs from May until November and sees independent accountancy and legal firms relaying an Olympic-style torch across the UK.

The task can be completed by walking, running, cycling or using any other innovative mode of transport other than a modern car to get the torch to the Olympic Stadium in November.

With their chosen theme of support the suits, staff at Dains relayed the torch between each of their local offices in Derby, Burton-on-Trent, Rugeley, Lichfield and Birmingham before handing it over to J E Consulting in Sutton Coldfield.

The charitable accountants walked and cycled dressed in a variety of themed suits including shell suits and cabaret suits.  Lichfield team Greg Pitts and Phil  Burnell received the torch on behalf of the company and then set off on racing bikes for their leg of the challenge dressed in wet suits.

Dains spokesperson Manuela Pullinger said:

“We have chosen to support this event with the Alzheimer’s Society as the benefactor as we like to support charities that are important to our employees and clients. We also feel that they will benefit from the boost of funds in these difficult times, to continue their valuable research into effective treatments for dementia.”

“I would like to thank all of the staff for participating and of course, many thanks to everyone who has donated generously.”

Donations can still be made at www.justgiving.com/dainsinthecommunityUK200.

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