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£40k charity target to celebrate 40 years of business




A Rutland company is celebrating four decades of business by setting itself the challenge of raising £40,000 for good causes.

Glaston-based consulting engineers and surveyor, Smithers Purslow, reached the 40-year landmark in May, and now the company plans to celebrate its anniversary by raising more than £40,000 for local and national charities.

Locally, the company will be supporting the Evergreen Trust and other charities nominated by staff, while nationally the main beneficiaries will be the Rainbow Trust children's charity and the Make A Wish Foundation.

The company has changed considerably since it was founded in May 1978 by Norman Smithers and Graham Purslow, who rented a small office in High Street, Oakham, employing an adminstration assistant and a draughtsman.

Today the company employs 50 people, and staff have embraced the firm's fundraising campaign; among the feats being attempted are the Three Peaks Yacht Race, an online auction displaying 40 pieces of work, a charity golf day and a German-themed Oktoberfest at Uppingham School.

To support the fundraising campaign, visit www.smitherspurslow.com/charity or email charity@smitherspurslow.com

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