Finance firm raises £6,000 to help buy kit for centre

Boost: Hilary Holden, centre, with Jason Street and Louise Potter from Taylor Patterson
Boost: Hilary Holden, centre, with Jason Street and Louise Potter from Taylor Patterson
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Kind-hearted staff from a firm of financial advisors have raised more than £6,000 for Preston’s Space Centre.

Workers at Taylor Patterson in Preston made the centre their charity of the year last year after hearing about the plight of the venue.

Over the year they raised £6,017 for Space.

They held a number of fundraising events to help reach the target. Events saw staff take part in bake sales, 10k races, raffles and car boot sales. They also held a quiz night and a group of staff also took part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

Hilary Holden fundraising coordinator at the Space Centre said the amount raised was “absolutely phenomenal.”

She added: “It is amazing. That will buy so much in the way of equipment.

“I would like to thank each and every member of staff who an outstanding amount. We are eternally grateful.”

Louise Potter, Director at Taylor Patterson, said: “It is an absolute pleasure to raise money for an organisation that has such a positive impact on the lives of so many individuals.

“The amount raised is a credit to our hardworking staff, as well as the generosity of our clients and other business associates who that have helped us achieve our goal.”

Until earlier last year the long term future of the popular centre was under threat because of a funding black hole.

However, its future has been saved thanks to a merger with charitable organisation called Creative Support.

The priority for the centre continues to be raising money to buy the necessary equipment for Space 2.

It still needs to raise £132,000 to kit out the room. To help the centre call Hilary on 01772 769391.