Accountants’ chance to win for charity

ACCOUNTANCY firms in Scarborough are being given the chance to win £2,000 for their chosen charity.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants is reminding its members who are involved in voluntary work that the 2011 Everybody Counts Awards are still open for entries.

Any member of the Institute involved in voluntary work can apply, and four winners will each receive £2,000 for the charity or community-based project with which they have been working.

Everybody Counts is run by institute to encourage the voluntary work that many members are involved in and to recognise the difference chartered accountants can make to their local community.

The awards also help connect volunteers with a project or charity looking for assistance.

The awards are split into four categories: younger member (under 35), member in business, member in practice and retired member.

The winner of each category is selected on the basis of the time, involvement and commitment they have devoted to the charity or project as well as the difference their work has made.

Friday April 29 is the deadline for entries this year, and the winner will be announced at the ICAEW Charity Awards Evening on June 30.

Members wishing to enter the awards should visit and apply online.