Charity work honoured at awards

Accountants who work with charities that promote awareness of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, provide holidays for disadvantaged families and manage welfare services are among the winners of this year’s Everybody Counts Awards.

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The winners of the awards, which have been run by the ICAEW and Accountancy Age for the last five years, were each presented with £2,000 for their charity by institute president Paul Druckman this week.

This year’s member in business award went to Christopher Wilby for his work with the ADHD UK Alliance. The alliance gives information and advice to families about ADHD and campaigns for its full recognition as a medical condition in the UK.

Keith Graham, who has been involved with the Family Holiday Association for 20 years, received the member in practice award. The charity provides grants for holidays for disadvantaged families and children.

The award for young member was presented to Christian Grobel for his work with Contact the Elderly, a charity that provides vital friendship links for frail and isolated elderly people in the UK.

Owen Bourgaize, who works with the Guernsey Welfare Service, won the retired member award. The charity assists the less advantaged in the area. For more information on the Everybody Counts awards and how to enter or nominate in 2006, visit:


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