Mazars shortlisted for Sense Award after £100,000 charity haul

17 September 2018 2 min. read
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Saddle-sore consultants who participated in a mammoth cycle tour have been rewarded for their efforts. Audit and advisory firm Mazars has been nominated for the ‘Collaboration of the Year’ award at the 2018 edition of the Sense Awards.

Last year, nearly two hundred staff of Mazars took to the roads to commence their ‘Sense 1000’ challenge. The national cycling event in aid of the national disability charity Sense sees participants from 15 offices ride over 1,000 miles from 11th-22nd September 2017. Eventually, the firm’s first national cycling challenge went on to yield a £100,000 donation for Sense, going towards helping the charity’s work in local communities.

Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, or have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives, and funds raised through the event will be donated towards the charity’s work in local communities, which includes the creation of TouchBase Pears, a pioneering new community centre in Birmingham that will provide specialist provision for disabled people in the region.

Mazars shortlisted for Sense Award after £100,000 charity haul

Now, one year after the firm hit the road in aid of the charity, Sense has nominated Mazars for a gong at its annual awards ceremony. The annual Sense Awards, now in their 15th year, will be formally hosted on Thursday 20th September, at TouchBase Pears in Birmingham. The ceremony will be hosted by BBC presenter Nikki Fox, and the prizes handed out are designed to recognise the outstanding achievements of people with complex disabilities, as well as the staff, carers, family members, volunteers and fundraisers that support them.

Consulting firm Mazars has been shortlisted for the ‘Collaboration of the Year’ award, in recognition of going above and beyond their support as a corporate partner. The firm has been nominated alongside Birmingham Community Libraries and Henry Fraser, a disabled artist who paints using his mouth.

Commenting on the recognition, Harriet Walker, a Corporate Adviser at Mazars, said, “Through our Mazars National Challenge, staff up and down the country are enjoying not only raising vital funds for Sense through their individual office challenges, but also revelling in the opportunities to learn more about how Sense impacts the lives of its service users. In addition to this, we are pleased to be sharing our knowledge and expertise with the Sense team as they continue to develop the organisation.”

Sense Chief Executive, Richard Kramer, added, “The staff at Mazars have shown a great commitment and a real desire to be involved and understand how Sense enables people with complex disabilities to achieve their goals. The Sense Awards exist to celebrate the achievements of a company like Mazars and I wish them all the best of luck for this year’s award ceremony.”

Related: Mazars employees get on their bikes for 1,000 miles charity ride.