Fundraisers sign up for challenge

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JUMPING out of planes, battling through mud or taking on the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run - it seems there is nothing a Sheffield company won’t do to raise money for charity.

Business turnaround and insolvency specialists Wilson Field Ltd has raised more than £10,000 for Neurocare in the last three years and now staff are limbering up to raise more in the annual 10k run in Sheffield.

A dozen employees from the Ecclesall Road South firm are in training for the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run on September 2.

They are raising funds for the charity which funds the Neurosciences Department at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

Wilson Field has entered the Business Challenge, which sees teams from companies compete for the fastest average time.

Phil Meekin, head of marketing and business development, said: “Wilson Field has supported Neurocare for more than three years with a variety of fundraising initiatives, raising more than £10,000.

“We are always coming up with new ways to fundraise for the charity and the events are always really enjoyable.”

Emma Douglas, Neurocare’s head of fundraising and PR, said: “Wilson Field has always been a fantastic supporter of Neurocare.

“The money raised helps save and change lives.”

She added: “As a result of contributions like Wilson Field’s we now have some of the best, most advanced brain equipment in the UK.”

The last fundraiser the firm organised was a five-a-side tournament at HSBC Sports Ground in Dore.

It attracted 13 teams from a variety of Sheffield businesses and raised £540.

Wilson Field case administrator Katie Goulding, aged 26, won a parachute jump in a raffle and she is going to use it to raise more funds for Neurocare.

Another extreme fundraiser is already planned for November when case administrator Andrew Bilby, 22, and insolvency practitioner, Rod Dymond, 31, will be competing in a Special Forces challenge - the Tough Mudder.