Support services company Bankhall played host to an awards dinner which
raised £72,000 for children's charity Destination Florida.
Destination Florida sends terminally ill children on US holidays.
Bankhall raised the cash by a combination of auctioning everything from
signed footballs to flight tickets and inviting donations from those who
attended the dinner.
It means 72 children can now have the “holiday of a lifetime”.
The fund-raising event two weeks ago also doubled as an awards ceremony
for product providers and Bankhall staff.
The winners included Scottish Provident as best life & protection
provider, CGU as best pension provider and Standard Life Bank as best
mortgage product provider.
A group of Bristol IFAs completed a cycle ride which raised £12,000
for another children's charity, Child Safe, which devel-ops methods of
protecting youngsters abroad.
The IFAs (pictured above), who pedalled across the volcanoes and mountains
of Lanzarote, were from the Falcon Group and Gregory Adam Financial
The IFAs were joined by members of the Avon & Somerset Police.