A local business lunch club has raised £5,000 for the charity SportsAid. The charity helps young sports people overcome the financial challenges they face in their bid to become Britain’s next generation of sporting heroes. The charity’s patron is Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.


The lunch events take place at OA Sport on Harpenden Road St Albans. They are organised by Rayner Essex Accountants with co-sponsors being Conical, Gallagher and Associates, Sherrards Solicitors, OA Sport and AIB. The events are based around a sit down lunch with guests being entertained by a speaker from the world of sport and typically a cheque hand-over to a gifted young athlete.


Commenting on the fund raising efforts of the group Rayner Essex Partner Antony Federer said.


“I am delighted to be associated with these events. The format is a winning one whereby people get to enjoy a tasty lunch, meet business contacts and hear from international level sporting stars. Being able to hand over some much needed funding to the next generation of athletes is of course rewarding for all those who attended and made the donation possible.’


Any businesses interested in attending future events please contact Jean Archibald at Rayner Essex on 01727 833222.