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Liam Aims to Raise £1750.00 with Charity Auction

Liam Beviss, Ware resident and fundraiser commented, “So I thought in a moment of madness that I would like to raise money for a fantastic charity by running 26.219 miles at the 2014 London Marathon on Sunday April 13th and running 500 miles through winter in preparation.   Then my father, Bev, who owns the Old Cross Tavern Pub (a Hertford institution!) suggested hosting a special charity auction called ‘Something for Everyone’ to further support the cause which I thought was great.  We have all been touched by a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with breast cancer so I decided to take up the challenge of raising funds for the charity Breast Cancer Campaign that funds world class research projects directed at providing the best potential benefits to patients.   I was very impressed with the work of the Breast Cancer Campaign.  Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far and I really hope to see the Pub full on the 3rd of April.”

Karen Lambert, Challenge Events Manager, Breast Cancer Campaign said: “We’re delighted that Liam has chosen to fundraise for Breast Cancer Campaign and hope that Hertford and Ware residents can support the auction and marathon efforts. We fund world-class breast cancer research with the greatest potential to save and improve lives, bringing together the brightest minds to share knowledge and produce better, quicker results.  We do this because we passionately believe we owe it to every women affected by breast cancer to explore every avenue to overcome and outline this disease – in our lifetime.”

The Breast Cancer Campaign is focused on research directed towards finding cures for Breast Cancer.

About the Charity:

  • A unique community of scientists, supporters and people affected by breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Campaign funds world-class breast cancer research projects in the UK and Ireland that provide the greatest potential to benefit patients.
  • Working to accelerate progress by bringing together the brightest minds and biggest hearts to drive world-class breast cancer research, influence policy and practice, share knowledge and kick-start innovation.
  • Currently supporting 88 research projects in 33 centres of excellence across the UK and Ireland.

Liam is very grateful to all those who are supporting the event and thanks go to all our sponsors, local businesses and generous individuals who have donated phenomenal auction items. Donations have been made by:  Aspall Cider, Mighty Oak Brewery, Dark Star & Tring Breweries, Timothy Taylor’s & Adnams Brewery, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Hertford Theatre, KIA Oval, Designer Eyes Opticians, The Oak Room, East Herts Golf Club, Dress Room Bridal Wear, Team Electrical Supplies, Brickendon Grange Golf Club, DSCO Chartered Accountants, The Good Food Shop, Photography by Louise, Kevin Astin, EDD’s Bikes, Kodak Digital Solutions, Il Vino and Zero Ristorante, The Welwyn Hawthorn Cinema & Roller city amongst other donations still coming in.

To make a donation please visit Liam’s fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/Liam-Beviss and for

further information about the Charity Auction and full list of items call Mary Gianoli on 01992 558061.


Hertford Rugby Football

DSCO Chartered Accountants and sister company SWCO Financial Planning are proud supporters of Hertford Rugby Football Club 2013/2014

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Mini Minor 2 Asia Minor

There is nothing mini or minor about the incredible journey a couple of car enthusiasts have undertaken. Nicky West and Robert Stacey, of Welwyn Garden City, completed an epic motoring trip through 10 countries covering 11,063 kilometres in just 35 days. And if that doesn’t sound incredible enough they did the whole thing in a 50-year-old Morris Mini Minor Deluxe!

The couple’s 'Mini Minor 2 Asia Minor' expedition is raising funds for the Willow Foundation and the intrepid duo have set themselves a target of £11,063 – a pound for every kilometre covered.

Nicky, who is an engineer and works in St Albans, explained: “I turned 40 at the end of last year and rather than have a party we decided to do something different. Rob and I have always supported the Willow Foundation which provides special days out for critically ill young adults up to the age of 40. We feel we’ve been so lucky and done so many things many people don’t get a chance to do that we wanted to give something back and my 40th seemed a natural tie-in with the charity.”

The husband and wife team have already travelled far and wide in a variety of different minis but this was this the first time they have drove 'Morris' – an eBay bargain - which has been off the road since 1967.

DSCO Chartered Accountants of Ware were Nicky’s first Hertfordshire business sponsors for the expedition and provided advice and guidance from the beginning. David Suckling, Principal said, “We are incredibly proud of Nicky and Rob. From the start of their planning we admired their spirit and DSCO have decided to make The Willow Foundation our charity of the Year in their honour.”

Nicky and Robert’s epic round journey took them through Europe, Asia Minor and North Africa to the last remaining Wonder of the World – the Great Pyramid of Giza - and back again. “It was a real hard slog,” admitted Nicky. “We spent 10 hours in the car every day and had only two days off. Temperatures got as high as 40 degrees and we didn’t have any air-conditioning. It was however great fun though and of course it was all for a great cause.”

The couple will be publishing a book about their exploits (all royalties to the Willow Foundation) and toy manufacturer Corgi is producing a model of 'Morris'!

Nicky and Robert completed their expedition on June 26th, 2011.

To make a donation go to www.justgiving.com/miniminor2asiaminor , or for further information visit their website at www.miniminor2asiaminor.co.uk or call Nicky West on 07514 898479.


DSCO Accountants celebrate office acquisition in Ware

Dynamic and ambitious accountancy firm, DSCO, has relocated its offices to Ware. The company, which specialises in general accountancy and business planning, has moved to the historic, grade II listed ‘Old Boardroom’ building in Collett Road.

From left to right: Nigel Blore, Joanne Gladding, Alison Joy, Mary Sykes, The Mayor Cllr Miss Katy Little, David Suckling, Nicki Brant, Diane Ambler, Sue Moore and Office Mascot, Flo.

The move is part of the company’s continuing expansion which has also seen a substantial investment in staff training and the appointment of a new PR and marketing advisor, to advise both the company and their clients.

DSCO Accountants invited Ware Mayor, Cllr Miss Katy Little to officially open the new offices on Thursday, April 8th. The company, which employs seven people and has over 200 clients, was originally based in Hertford.

David Suckling, DSCO Managing Partner commented:

“We are delighted to have made the move to Ware to larger premises which will give our company the scope to grow. 60% of our clients are small and medium-sized businesses from Hertfordshire and we are looking forward to getting more involved with local networking groups and other initiatives that will allow us to help more entrepreneurial start-ups as well as larger established local businesses. DSCO works in partnership with ambitious clients to help grow their businesses and in turn enjoy better work-life balance, which is ultimately what we all want to achieve.”

The company offers expert advice on dealing with all aspects of traditional accounting including bookkeeping, tax compliance, management accounts, VAT advice and payroll. However DSCO differentiates itself by offering a business planning and forecasting consultancy to help clients plan well into the future and achieve measurable goals at each stage. In addition, PR and Marketing expert Mary Sykes has joined the firm to further strengthen the holistic and “one stop shop” approach to business success. Mary will provide marketing advice across a range of areas such as: Press and Public Relations, telemarketing, networking, sales presentations, marketing collateral, promotions, and event management.

David Suckling added: “Mary will be a real asset to our firm and clients in helping us reach our growth targets with her contacts and expertise.”

DSCO was founded in 1991 and is registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. It is an active member of the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, FSB (Federation of Small Business) and the 2020 Group.

Local businesses are invited for a free business review by calling Nicki Brant on 01920 444900.

Visit the DSCO website www.dsco.co.uk for free downloads and useful factsheets to assist with business planning.


Membership of the 2020 Group

The 2020 Group is an organisation of like-minded pro-active accountants – they don’t just offer accounts and tax services, but really valuable business development advice. 2020 offer their members continuous training in all aspects of business development.


Sponsorships

Hertford Rugby Club

We have been delighted to ben sponsors of HRFC for the past four seasons, sponsoring both the 1st Team and the Hertfordshire Mini Rugby Festival. We believe in celebrating success and team work.

Website: www.hertfordrfc.co.uk


Charities

Our chosen charity for 2011 is The Willow Foundation.

Website: www.willowfoundation.org.uk

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