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Three employees at Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers are swapping their calculators for trainers to raise funds for a local hospice.

Glenda Hall, John Farrell and Nick Clark, all from Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, are competing in events to raise money for The Hospice of the Good Shepard.

The hospice provides palliative care for residents of Cheshire West and Chester and Deeside for free.

Less than a third of the annual running costs of £4 million come from government funding, the remainder is generated through fundraising, donations, events and corporate partnerships.

Ellis & Co is currently taking part in a 30th Anniversary Corporate Challenge, where the team has three months to turn a £50 starter fund into as much money as possible for the hospice.

John Farrell, account senior will be taking part in the Chester Triathlon on May 12 (to sponsor John please click here); followed by payroll assistant Glenda Hall who will be running in the Essar Chester Half Marathon on May 19 (to sponsor Glenda please click here).

Trainee accountant Nick Clark ran his first marathon for the hospice on April 7,

Trainee accountant Nick joined 20,000 runners for his first marathon on April 7 in Manchester.

““It was very tough, I’m aching all over, but it was a fantastic experience,” said Nick, who completed the marathon in 4 hours, 11 minutes and 21 seconds.

Donations are still being accepted for Nick via his Just Giving page here.

Michele Chrimes from Ellis & Co’s reception team has also raised money for the hospice by holding an Easter themed chocolate extravaganza, where chocolate treats were swapped for donations.

“The hospice provides a much needed service in our area,” said Natalie Tomlinson, PR and marketing manager at Ellis & Co.

“These events are the first of many and a great way for us to kick start this challenge so big thanks to Nick, John, Glenda and Michele.

“We are looking forward to raising as much money as possible over the coming months.”