£1,431 raised for charity as local businesses go head to head

Six local businesses came together for the Big Charity Sports Day at Meriden Community Centre this week, to take on a range of activities to claim the title as the event’s first ever winning business. The winning team? Penman Sedgwick LLP.

Although there was the natural competitiveness on show, as well as a few fancy dress costumes, it was all in aid of two important local charities; Herts Inclusive Theatre (HIT) and Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust (Watford FC’s CSE Trust).

£1,431 was raised overall through sponsorships and a raffle held on the night. That money will now be split between both HIT and Watford FC’s CSE Trust and go towards helping them continue making a positive difference to the lives of local people within the community.

The Big Charity Sports Day, organised and delivered by a team of staff and volunteers from HIT and Watford FC’s CSE Trust, was sponsored by Metro Bank and supported by Anytime Fitness and Merchant Taylors School. It may have been Penman Sedgwick that came out on top, yet the five other businesses performed admirably, getting stuck in to the activities and raising vital funds, they were James Hallam Ltd, Herts Chamber of Commerce, The Athena Network, De Lage Landen and Metro Bank.

On an evening when the rain poured down, spirits were certainly not dampened as Emma Harrington of Herts Inclusive Theatre explains;

“For our first ever Big Charity Sports Day, we’re delighted at how everything went, the businesses involved were great sports and we are hugely thankful for their involvement and of course generous sponsorships.”