The winners of the Everybody Counts Awards Scheme, run by the ICAEW in conjunction with Accountancy Age, will be announced next week during the institute’s annual dinner.
The judging panel, including ICAEW President, Graham Ward, faced a challenging task choosing five winners from a very high standard of entries.
The scheme has attracted members from all areas of the country. Chartered accountants from practices and businesses of all sizes demonstrated huge commitment to a variety of projects and charities in need of voluntary support.
Ward expressed his delight at the scheme, saying: ‘Chartered accountants possess a range of skills of enormous value to individuals in need of help, who are operating on little or no money. By donating even a small amount of time, members can contribute so much.’
Institute staff are supporting the scheme, visiting Lauriston Primary School in Hackney once a week to read with a group of 10 and 11-year-olds.
The ICAEW’s John Collier explained: ‘Staff were inspired by the members’ involvement and felt they wanted to take part in the scheme.’
– The ICAEW, in conjunction with Accountancy Age, will be running the awards again next year.
Go to www.everybodycounts.co.uk for more information or contact Alison Portlock at firstname.lastname@example.org
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