Charity and Community

Putting something back is one of our core values. Listed below are some of our more recent charitable endeavours.

Andy and Co’s bike ride will raise money for Liverpool children’s hospice

A team of Merseyside-based business professionals, including MHA Chiks’s very own Andy Webster, are to cycle across the country in a bid to raise money for Liverpool’s Claire House Children’s hospice. The coast to coast ride, covering 174 miles between Ravenglass in Cumbria and South Shields in Tyne and Wear, takes in the route of Hadrian’s Wall. Andy and his riding partners Paul Roberts, Thomas Flanagan and Mark Day aim to raise at least £2,500 for Claire House. The funds will support Claire House’s work in helping seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full through creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of normality to family life.

Chartered Accountants contribute to Comic Relief cash

MHA Chiks, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors have raised money for Comic Relief Red Nose Day. The firm held their fundraising day at their Lancaster office on 15th March. Comic Relief support vulnerable people and communities in the UK and internationally. The charity has been supporting those in need for over 30 years. Comic Relief have raised a grand total of £63,938,072 so far this year and with those funds going to those in need, every penny really does count. MHA Chiks’s Lancaster staff have raised money through their office raffle and Jacobs join.

North West accountants raise money for The Fox Street Community

MHA Chiks, chartered accountants and business advisers, raised money for one of their local charities throughout December.

The monies raised were for The Fox Street Community, a service based in Preston that supports homeless and deprived individuals in the area by helping them to get back on their feet through several valuable services.

Christmas Jumper Day at MHA Chiks

As always MHA Chiks wore their winter woollies to work in aid of raising money for a selection of their local charities. A grand total of £438 and 37 selection boxes were raised between the offices.

MHA Chiks supports Clitheroe Wolves Football Club

MHA Chiks Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers is to sponsor Clitheroe Wolves Under 9’s for season 2018/19 and season 2019/20. Clitheroe Wolves Football Club is formed from players moving up from the Cubs teams in the area and has peaked in size over the years with it’s most popular season having 28 teams aged U7 to U17.

Accountants quiz night raises funds for mental health charity

£600 was raised for the charity which provides a range of support for people with mental or emotional health problems in the South Lakes. If you would like to find out more or to support South Lakeland Mind go to

MHA Chiks’s coffee morning raised £173 for Macmillan

MHA Chiks, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, have raised £173 for Macmillan by participating in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is the biggest fundraising event for Macmillan, it is an event where people host their own Coffee Mornings to collect donations for Macmillan. Macmillan is a charity that offers support to those who are affected by cancer.

MHA Chiks are Morecambe FC’s latest short sponsors

MHA Chiks, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, are the new short sponsors for Morecambe Football Club for 2018/19. Morecambe Football Club is a professional football club in Morecambe, Lancashire, which plays in League Two, the fourth tier of English football. The football club were promoted into the Football League for the first time in 2007.

Chris Miller of Kendal is MHA Chiks’s Palace Shield player of the month for August / September

The final player to be awarded MHA Chiks’s player of the month for Palace Shield is Chris Miller of Kendal. In the seven games played, Chris took 30 wickets helping his side to win all seven games and clinch the second promotion spot into the Northern League. Partner at MHA Chiks, Ian Clark, presented Chris Miller with a bottle of champagne to congratulate him.

MHA Chiks raised over £250 for National Payroll Week

National Payroll Week is a national initiative that is established to raise the profile and awareness of payroll in the UK. This years National Payroll Week took place from 3rd – 7th September. Our 20 strong payroll team used this week to highlight the work that they do along with raising money for local charities. MHA Chiks raised a total of £252.

A Late Summer Luncheon raises £6k for Prince’s Trust

The Late Summer Luncheon was The Butterfly Ball’s latest event which took place on 7th September. The luncheon was hosted at Hurlston Hall and guests enjoyed a champagne reception, entertainment and a closing auction. A grand total of £6,000 was raised for the charity.

July’s Palace Shield Player of the Month is Charlie Swarbrick

Charlie Swarbrick has received the title as MHA Chiks’s July player of the month for Palace Shield. Charlie of Lancaster scored 144 in 3 innings in the month as well as taking 7 wickets as his team established themselves in the top 2 positions in the Premier Division. Partner at MHA Chiks, Adam Parton, presented Charlie with a bottle of champagne to mark the occasion.

RowRunner Challenge raises more than £4,000 for Cumbrian charity

On Saturday 21 July 2018 seven fearless members of the MHA Chiks team took on an incredible feat of endurance. The MHA Chiks team competed against 5 other boats from Crosby Granger, Temple Heelis, In Group and The Cumberland Building Society in this gruelling test. The event was organised by Richard Moore, Head of Business Services at Temple Heelis as a fund-raiser for the Brathay Trust, a Windermere based charity.

Palace Shield’s June Player of the Month is Saeed Bariwala

Saeed Bariwala of Kendal has been awarded MHA Chiks’s Player of the Month for June. Saeed took 18 wickets in the five games as well as scoring 88 runs as his side started to climb the Premier League table.

The accountancy firm marked the award by presenting Saeed with a bottle of champagne.

Dan Jardine is Palace Shield’s latest Player of the Month

South Shore’s Dan Jardine has been awarded MHA Chiks’s Palace Shield Player of the Month for May. Dan scored 196 runs in the six games as he captained the newly promoted side as they tried to establish a foothold in the Premier Division.

MHA Chiks presented Dan with a bottle of champagne to mark the award.

Accountants quiz night raises funds for St Jonh’s Hospice

A quiz night organised by a Lancaster firm of accountants has raised funds for St John’s Hospice. Over 50 local professionals challenged their grey matter in the annual MHA Chiks quiz night held at The Royal Hotel & Bar in Lancaster.

Teams from Eckersley, Handelsbank, Barclays, Baines Wilson, Cumberland Building Society, NatWest, Harrison Drury, Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand, HSBC and JWK Solicitors and Lloyds Bank all took part.

More than £700 was raised on the night for the Hospice.

Coast to Castle Cycling Challenge

Andy Webster Consultant with MHA Chiks, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, together with 5 local businessmen have raised over £3000 for Queenscourt Hospice in Southport. The Team cycled over 170 miles in the Coast to Castles charity fundraiser this year in support for Queenscourt Hospice. The riders pedalled their way from Newcastle to Edinburgh in just three days, 10 – 12 May.

Southport Quiz Night raises funds for The British Legions’ Byng House

A quiz night organised by our Southport office has raised funds to support the British Legion’s Break Centre, Byng House in Southport. Over 40 local professionals challenged their grey matter in MHA Chiks quiz night held at The Reuters Bar in Southport.  Teams from Handelsbanken, Lloyds, Napthens, Breens Solicitors, The County Group, Handelsbanken, MSIF, Birchall Blackburn and Byng House all took part. More than £350 was raised on the night for the charity.

Chartered Accountants take on the Coast to Castle Cycling Challenge

After successfully raising over £5,000 for charity last year in the Coast to Coast bike ride, MHA Chiks is undertaking yet another fundraising cycling challenge this year. This year, the regional accountancy firm is cycling the Coast to Castles route which comprises 170 miles of pedalling over just three days, all the way from Newcastle to Edinburgh. MHA Chiks is fundraising for their local charity Queenscourt Hospice in Southport and the bike ride will be taking place from 10 – 12 May.

Southport and Birkdale cricket club attract new sponsor

MHA Chiks Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers is to support community sports club, Southport and Birkdale Cricket Club, by sponsoring a perimeter board at the club.

The regional accountancy firm is also the long-term sponsor of the Palace Shield cricket league in Lancashire and is regularly associated with other sports clubs and charities across the North West.

We walked, we baked, we raised £195 for Autism!

MHA Chiks Southport staff put on their best walking boots, strapped on their pedometer and set out on their 10,000 steps every day. They also took their contribution to the kitchen and baked for a cake sale held on 29th March, World Autism Awareness Day. Walk for Autism is a virtual walk organised by Autism Initiatives which encourages people to walk a healthy 10,000 steps a day during World Autism Awareness Week (26 March – 2 April).

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