A COMPANY has given a £9,000 boost to Manorlands after a year of fundraising activities.

JM Glendinning coined-in £45,274 in total, which has been shared between five charities chosen by employees.

A wide range of activities – including a golf day, black-tie ball, go-karting and ten-pin bowling – was staged, in celebration of the firm's 45th anniversary.

Andrew Wood, community fundraising manager at the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice, said: "It was fantastic to be chosen by the team at JM Glendinning as one of its charities.

"The £9,000 received equates exactly to what it costs to run our services at Manorlands for a day.

"We hope the firm's team is proud to think that on one day, everyone we care for – be it on our in-patient ward or day therapy unit, or through our community nursing team – has been completely covered by its hard work."

Representatives from each of the beneficiaries attended a presentation ceremony.

Nick Houghton – group managing director of Guiseley-based JM Glendinning, an insurance, financial services and health and safety group – said: "It was fantastic to meet the charities and hear about how the donations will help their work.

"I’m extremely proud of our achievements and of our staff for their involvement in the fundraising challenges.

"We’re very grateful for their support – and for the backing from friends, suppliers and customers – in helping us reach our target."