A unique fundraising event sponsored by accountancy firm Mercer & Hole, at the home of Watford Football Club, Vicarage Road Stadium, raised a total of £11,127 for Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust (Trust).
People of all ages took on the steps of Vicarage Road with Under 16s and Over 16s routes. Everyone successfully completed the feel-good challenge and in doing so have supported a community charity that delivers projects and activities to tens of thousands of individuals, tackling societal issues such as mental and physical health, anti-social behaviour, and disengagement in education.
Inflatable games and refreshments courtesy of registered charity The Blue Tangerine Café made for a fun-filled family event, as well as the inclusion of a few familiar faces of course … Dean Russell MP and Watford FC legend Luther Blissett were on hand to offer words of advice and good luck to those taking part; whilst fellow former hornet Steve Palmer was joined by Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, in completing the route alongside event attendees.
Another person taking part was the Community Director at the Trust, Rob Smith, who said of the event:
“It has been a really positive event and it’s great to hear of the fantastic amount of money that has been raised for us to continue making a positive difference in our communities. I’d like to thank each and every one of the people that have been involved, they should all be proud of their achievements, both on event day and with the funds raised. I’d also like to thank Dean, Peter, Steve and Luther for coming along and of course, a special thanks must go to our volunteers and our brilliant event sponsors Mercer & Hole, without them, this simply couldn’t have happened.”
As well as sponsoring the event, Mercer & Hole also entered two teams, which included Jo Upshall, Audit and Business Advisory Partner at Mercer & Hole. Jo said:
“I am proud Mercer & Hole sponsored the Step Up Challenge, it is important for us to give back to the community in which we live and work in. It was fantastic to see so many people turn up and step up to fundraise for Watford FC Community Trust, I really felt a sense of community spirit today. Myself and our team thoroughly enjoyed today, we had two teams competing against each other which gave us a competitive edge to keep running.”