Press Release

4 December 2023

Bury based Accountants, Horsfield & Smith are celebrating their fundraising achievements for Age UK Bury.

Several staff from Horsfield & Smith dusted off their running shoes to take part in the recent Bury 10k. The aim was to raise much needed funds for the Charity.

Age UK Bury is a local charity. Its governing body, the Executive Committee, are local people with a passion for improving services for older people in Bury. Every penny they raise stays in the community, supporting older people. The Charity provides vital services. These include footcare, walking groups, yoga, handy person service, coffee mornings, dementia support group, nutrition and hydration resources; and more.

Jane Hawarden, Marketing Manager at Horsfield & Smith, commented: “We are delighted to support such a worthy cause in the community and raise vital funds for the older, more vulnerable people who live in Bury.”

According to Age UK, almost a million older people in the UK feel lonely, over four million live alone and one million had no one to spend Christmas with last year.

Andy Hazeldine, Chief Officer at Age UK Bury, commented: “We are extremely grateful to the staff at Horsfield & Smith for taking on such a difficult challenge to raise funds for our Charity. This donation is a great achievement. We are so grateful for the support of Jane and the team at Horsfield & Smith.

The company has been a great help to our Charity over many years. They really came to our rescue during the pandemic, supporting us with the very complicated furlough scheme so we could pay our staff properly. The company has a great team. We are lucky to have their backing.”

Supporting Older People in the Community

Age UK Bury provides expert advice, practical support, crucial friendship and campaigns to ensure older people’s voices are heard on key issues. Only with the help of our supporters can we continue to be there for everyone who needs us.

Horsfield & Smith are a well-established, forward thinking firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers based on Walmersley Road, Bury.

Established in 1889, the firm has a wealth of expertise in advising small and medium sized businesses across the North West.

By offering a personal tailored service, Horsfield & Smith have built an excellent reputation in Bury. Their acute focus is based on delivering high quality results.