The sky’s the limit for Bell & Buxton fundraisers!


Sheffield-based Bell & Buxton Solicitors have raised over £1,000 during their fundraising Wing Walk for the Master Cutler’s Challenge.

Solicitor Bal Boughan took part in the Wing Walk, raising £1087.90 – smashing the fundraising team’s original target of £800.

Bal took to the skies at Wickenby airfield, where she was perched on top of a Boeing Stearman Biplane, built in 1942.

During the Wing Walk, which lasted 10 minutes, the plane was at altitudes from 100ft to 700ft and travelled at speeds between 80mph and 110mph.

In 2019, Bal signed up for the Wing Walk as part of The Master Cutler’s Challenge, however, due to the pandemic, the walk was postponed three times.

The Master Cutler’s Challenge invites businesses in Sheffield to transform a £50 investment into as much fundraising as possible for two great charities – St Luke’s Hospice and Rotherham Hospice.

The work of these charities means that people living with a terminal illness, and their families, are as comfortable, dignified and supported as possible.

Sheffield firm sponsors first room at Paces’ new home 

The plans for a new home for Paces, the South Yorkshire specialist centre, charity and school for children and adults with Cerebral Palsy and motor disorders, are receiving a boost as a leading Sheffield firm signs up as the first sponsor of a room in the £3.6 million building.

Professional Energy Purchasing will support the new Adult Life Skills Room, a key part of the new facility under development just off the Sheffield Parkway. It is hoped the centre, which will be a national hub for conductive education, will open in 2022.

Linda Spencer MD of Professional Energy Purchasing said: “We are delighted to sponsor the Adult Life Skills Room which will provide individually designed support for adults to help them learn daily living skills such as food planning and cooking.

“Paces is personally important to me as I have a 45-year old son with learning difficulties who can live independently because of organisations like it.

“Our team are looking forward to getting involved with other fundraising activities to help Paces achieve their target to build their school and centre.”

Julie Booth, head of fundraising at Paces, said: “We are incredibly grateful and extremely excited to welcome Professional Energy Purchasing as a charity partner.”