We send our special thanks to Butterworth Jones and Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants, who raised £11,437 to share between Ups and Downs Southwest and BRACE.  The money was raised by the staff from donations, fundraising and a charity ball attended by more than 180 people at Batch Country House on last October.

The firm presented cheques to both charities at their offices in Weston-super-Mare last Friday, BRACE receiving £5,650.

BRACE Chief Executive Mark Poarch said afterwards, "This is a magnificent fundraising total and it is brilliant that Butterworth Jones and Thomas Westcott have managed to support two charities so generously.

"The cheque gives us a great boost as we enter Dementia Awareness Week."

Pictured above: Ann Jackson (Partner), Mark Poarch (Chief Executive of BRACE), Di Perrett (Partner), Jenny Trapnell (Barclays Bank), John Parker (Partner), Michelle Sugg (Fundraising Officer of Ups & Downs Southwest)