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Northern Chartered Accountant Students' Society

Supporting northern ACA students

NCASS student dinner raises £2,000 for Parkinson’s UK 27 April 2016

NCASS dinner 2016NCASS hosted its Annual Black Tie Dinner at The Assembly Rooms, Newcastle on Friday 18th March and raised a sensational £2,000 for Parkinson’s UK, a national charity who will be using the funds locally.

282 young professionals from the North East region enjoyed an evening of entertainment, food and dancing.  Attendees were from a variety of firms including Robson Laidler, Ryecroft Glenton, UNW, Tait Walker, Deloitte, PwC, KMPG, NAO and Bond Dickinson.

The evening had a drinks reception followed by introductions from Sai-Seema Rehan, current chairman of NCASS who then passed onto Abby Robinson, a representative from Parkinson’s UK. Sam Hutson then lead the evening into the legendary “heads and tails” game which was won by a student from Robson Laidler!

After dinner, the raffle commenced which included a range of prizes such as two tickets to the Tyneside Cinema, a bottle of champagne from Ernst Young and a £50 John Lewis voucher from NoRSCA (Northern Society of Chartered Accountants). As a result of both the heads and tails game and the raffle, NCASS managed to raise a remarkable £2,000 on the evening for Parkinson’s UK, thanks in no small part to a generous donation by NoRSCA. Parkinson’s UK are a charity NCASS has been supporting throughout the year. A formal hand over of the funds will be organised in due course and the pictures will follow on the website.

Sai-Seema Rehan, Chairman of NCASS commented “The evening was a great success and this was not only due to the committee’s effort but also due to local firm involvement and participation. The amount raised for Parkinson’s UK is a phenomenal amount which I am sure will help those suffering with Parkinson’s as well as their close family and friends in the North East. It is such a good feeling knowing that you are giving back to a local charity. On behalf of the NCASS Committee, I would like to thank our magician Josh Smith (sponsored by Badenoch and Clark) for providing the entertainment on the night, as well as those from The Assembly Rooms for providing remarkable service”.

Photographs from the evening will soon be available in the Gallery section of our website and the winning selfie will feature in the next issue of NorSCA news.
NCASS are holding their annual Teesside Dinner on Friday 6th May at The Jury’s Inn (formerly The Thistle Hotel) where they will be also supporting Parkinson’s UK.

NCASS (Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society) is the official body that represents ACA students under ICAEW training contracts in the Northern Society area in the North East of England and Cumbria. We have been supporting student chartered accountants across northern England since 1896.

The society is run by ACA student volunteers for ACA students and, space permitting, new committee members are always welcome.

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