Fincorp fundraiser raises the roof

The total amount now raised stands at £20,000 benefiting from generous donations through the Just Giving website, the ball and Fincorp’s own pledge to donate money each time a deal completes.

Director Matthew Anderson got into the spirit of the charity auction by bidding against his own father for a football signed by the entire Chelsea squad but ended up losing out.

He said: “I was just pleased to be able to help an outstanding charity. I didn’t mind being beaten by my old man for the football – my son would have got the football whichever of us had won.”

Fincorp committed to raising money for the charity at the start of 2013 as part of its 25th anniversary year.

Anderson added: “This is a charity close to our hearts and one we are proud to be able to support. Many thanks to all those who attended the ball and to brokers who have submitted business to us this year. Much of it is going to this great cause.”