Accountants Wilkins Kennedy, which acts for a large number of businesses in the Hertfordshire region, sponsored two events as part of a summer celebration to support local community projects.

The first event was part of our sponsorship of the Hertford Arts Festival and took place at the Craft Market and Open Day at Hertford Castle, where visitors had access to expert knowledge and advice in relation to accounting matters. There was also a colouring competition for the kids and a “guess the number of jellybeans in the jar”.

The winners of the colouring competition were 8-year-old Harriet Bacon Sugrue and 6-year-old Charlie Evans who each won a hamper of toys and games. Nicole McLeod was the winner of the Jelly Bean competition with her the closest guess.

The second summer event was in support of Wilkins Kennedy Hertford’s chosen charity, Isabel Hospice, which raises money for local patients living with life limiting illnesses. The firm sponsored the charity’s first ever Bubble Rush 5k that took place on Sunday 16 July and offered a colouring competition for the kids and plenty of expert accounting advice for the adults. We also entered a team of runners, who dressed for the occasion in corporate coloured “bubble” outfits, and successfully smashed their £500 runners’ target and secured £748.55.  The lucky colouring competition winners at this event were 5-year old Julia Sala and 6-year old Daniel Sharp with Oliver Montague (aged 8) guessing the exact number of beans!

Tim Croft, Managing Partner for Wilkins Kennedy’s Hertford office, said: “As a firm we frequently get involved in a number of community-led projects, and as we work for a number of individuals and businesses in the area, we decided to run a number of events that supported wider initiatives. We also identified an opportunity to interact with the public and support our chosen charity project. It’s been a great summer so far and we hope that more is yet to come.”