Posted on 17th June 2008

Business Supporters to Receive Charity Recognition

The search is on to find the regions most philanthropic businesses. The second County Durham and Tees Valley Charity Awards, promoted and sponsored by Hartlepool accountants Howarth Clark Whitehill and Darlington law firm Latimer Hinks, aim to celebrate the individual volunteers, fundraisers and businesses who give their time, money and energy to local charities as well as the charities themselves. Following the success of the inaugural awards in 2007, this years ceremony will be held at Middlesbrough Football Club on 2nd October. The new Business Supporter of the Year category is designed to give recognition to those businesses that have supported charity work in the County Durham Tees Valley area. The businesses must be within the TS, DL, DH, SR and YO postcode regions. Heather ODriscoll, charity audit partner at Horwath Clark Whitehill said: Last years event was a resounding success and we have decided to expand the awards to recognise the regions businesses, many of whom do exceptional work in supporting the charity sector. Latimer Hinks Partner, Anne Elliott said: Latimer Hinks is proud of its links with the community and our support for local charities. Many organisations quietly do a great deal of good work and we are asking charities to nominate their own supporters and ensure they receive the credit they richly deserve. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available for the awards. Details by contacting Caroline Walker on [email protected]