Riding out for Alzheimer’s

Non olympic torch relay for the Alzheimers Society'Paul Hodgson of Coulsons on Belgrave Crescent prepares to leave with the torch on the Scarborough to Harrogate leg of the relay..'Picture by Neil Silk  112329a'08/06/11
Non olympic torch relay for the Alzheimers Society'Paul Hodgson of Coulsons on Belgrave Crescent prepares to leave with the torch on the Scarborough to Harrogate leg of the relay..'Picture by Neil Silk 112329a'08/06/11

A GROUP of Scarborough accountants have completed the local leg of a national Olympic-style charity.

Coulsons, based in Belgrave Crescent, took part in the UK200Group’s “Not the Olympics 2012” charity campaign, in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Participating member firms were tasked with relaying an Olympic-style torch across the country, finishing at the Olympic Stadium in London in time for the Group’s annual conference in November.

Having received the torch on Scarborough’s Coulsons’ partner Paul Hodgson then hit the road on his Yamaha Virago for what turned out to be a very wet 60-mile trip to the next participating firm in Harrogate.

Prior to Mr Hodgson setting off, staff at Coulsons marked the occasion with tea and cakes for clients and associates at its offices.

Representatives of the Scarborough Alzheimer’s Society also attended the event.

Mr Hodgson said: “It was a pretty wet ride over to Harrogate, but it was more than worth it to help such a worthy cause.

“We are grateful for all the support we have received from clients and colleagues. The money is still coming in, and we know it will help make a real difference families affected by this terrible disease.”