Accountants cash up for charity

TWO employees of a Felixstowe firm of accountants and business advisors are changing their appearance to raise cash for Children in Need.Boss of Beatons Group Roger Beaton is going to become receptionist for the day at the company - and will even wear a skirt as his staff have managed to raise £1,000 for the charity.

TWO employees of a Felixstowe firm of accountants and business advisors are changing their appearance to raise cash for Children in Need.

Boss of Beatons Group Roger Beaton is going to become receptionist for the day at the company - and will even wear a skirt as his staff have managed to raise £1,000 for the charity.

His duties will include making tea for all staff and visiting clients, collection of milk and coffee supplies, scanning, filing, franking, photocopying and post, meeting and greeting clients, and answering the phone.

Now tax director John Oakley decided to join in the event and has agreed to shave off his beard of more than 20-plus years if his colleagues double the money.

Staff had raised the £1,000 in a week to force the managing director to take up his challenge of wearing a skirt.

Mr Oakley has had his beard for longer than anyone can remember - not even his wife has known him without it!

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“We needed to up the stakes in order to maximise the amount of money we could raise for this worthwhile charity,” said director Steph Hammond.

“It is all in good humour and we are delighted that both directors have agreed to make such a commitment.

“If we reach our target of £2,000 we may need to look at raising the stakes even further.”

The company has thanked all the individuals and companies that have already pledged sponsorship but there is still time for people to join in to support the daring directors.

People can send pledges to Louise Berrill, marketing, Beatons Group, York House, 2/4 York Road, Felixstowe. IP11 7QG. Cheques should be made payable to BBC Children in Need Office.

Are you taking part in a charity event? Write to: Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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