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Annual tenpin bowling challenge raises over £5,000 for local charity fund

Annual tenpin bowling challenge raises over £5,000 for local charity fund

Organised by staff at the Halesworth office of accountants, business advisors and financial planners Lovewell Blake, the annual event saw Loddon company GS Computers carry off the trophy.

A raffle and auction on the night, with prizes donated by local businesses, helped boost the total raised, as did generous match-funding from Barclays Bank.  The money raised will go into Lovewell Blake’s LB150 Fund, which every year gives grants to charities and community organisations across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Event organiser Matthew Waters, of Lovewell Blake’s Halesworth office, said, “Our annual tenpin bowling event has become an opportunity to bring together local businesses to have fun, enjoy friendly competition, and raise funds for some of the region’s smaller charities and community projects.

“We are very grateful for the continued support from the teams taking part, the local business community for donating prizes, and the Lovewell Blake staff who organise the event.”

The evening was once again hosted by Rob Mayes-Smith and his staff at Richardson’s Family Bowl in Lowestoft, who also generously donated four novelty skittles which were auctioned off at the end of the evening.


The LB150 Fund was originally established to mark Lovewell Blake’s 150th anniversary in 2008, with an initial goal of raising £150,000.  Since then the firm has raised around £230,000, giving out more than 100 grants to local good causes. 

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Lovewell Blake is one of the largest independent firms of chartered accountants in East Anglia - a position which has developed through steady growth of our client portfolio and through merger with like-minded groups of professionals in key locations within the region.

As one of the largest firms of independent chartered accountants in East Anglia we have in-house expertise in a wide variety of services and industries to meet your needs. We have 25 partners and more than 200 staff working for the benefit of our clients.

Our tax consultancy team provides solutions to complex problems for many clients and also liaises closely with solicitors, land agents and other accountants on the more complicated aspects of compliance and mitigation.

Our corporate finance team has assisted in purchases and disposals of businesses throughout the region and our computer consultancy team has advised on many Sage accounting system applications to both clients and non-clients.

We also have separate departments dealing with business recovery and insolvency problems and grant applications. We are able to deal with the accounting, audit and tax requirements of all industries but we have particular expertise in those services to the following: agriculture, medical practices, regulated businesses, construction industry, licensed trade, charities, dentists and the legal profession.