We'd like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the clients, associates and other Manchester businesses that took part in our charity bowling night, raising more than £2,500 for two young Cerebral Palsy sufferers.
Our charity bowlers took to the lanes at Dog Bowl to support Charity Challenges for Kids, which aims to raise funds for 11-year-old Nicholas Bamforth, from Middleton, and Marley Fenton, aged six and from Clayton.
Both struggle with day-to-day tasks like carrying school bags, bathing themselves and playing with friends.
Charity Challenges for Kids is hoping to raise £10,000 to fund a return trip for Nicholas to St Louis Children's Hospital in America for a two-year post-operative review, where he'll undergo intense physiotherapy and be assessed for potential future surgeries.
More than £16,000 is also being raised to pay for Marley to undergo a life-changing SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) operation at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, which will help him to walk.
The money raised by our Charity Bowl will be split between the two appeals.
Our competition saw 12 teams compete for the prestigious trophy (pictured), including teams fielded by Hill Dickinson, Platinum Recruitment, 90 Degrees and Spinningfields' Neighbourhood restaurant.
The team from planning consultancy NJL Consulting bowled their way to victory, narrowly beating the guys from Foresight UK in a nail-biting bowl-off.
We're immensely grateful to all who took part and smashed our initial target of £1,500 and we'd also like to thank the team at Dog Bowl, who generously let us use their venue for free and donated prizes for the raffle.
For more information about Charity Challenges for Kids please click here.