Boost for charities

LOCAL and national charities will receive a boost, thanks to the generosity of clients, staff and business contacts at an event sponsored by Sheffield-based Investec Wealth & Investment, formerly Rensburg Sheppards.

A total of £25,000 was raised at The Sunshine Charity Ball, a black tie event at the Cutlers’ Hall, with proceeds going to charities including The Sheffield Family Holiday Fund, Bluebell Wood Hospice, the Cavendish Centre and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Senior investment director James Bedingfield and friends are on a sponsored cycle ride from London to Paris. They aim to complete the trip in four days.