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Family wealth management firm help raise thousands for good causes

DCP and Friends with some of the Big Walk team
DCP and Friends with some of the Big Walk team

A Gainsborough family business has helped raise more than £100,000 for the community and local charities.

Over the years, The Darron Childs Practice and Friends have undertaken a range of fundraising activities, from SAS-style boot camp training on Ministry of Defence property to skydives, charity garden parties and several “Big Walks”.

Their fundraising helps support grants through The St James’s Place Charitable Foundation.

This year, the Big Walk Challenge in the Peak District has been blighted by various issues including injury, but despite this DCP and friends will undertake their mammoth 30-mile walk in just two weeks’ time.

Anyone wanting to find out more, or send a message of support with a donation, can do so by clicking on their Just Giving page atjustgiving.com/fundraising/darronchildspractice.

A family-run wealth management practice, DCP is already the shirt sponsor for Gainsborough Trinity FC.

It has also been announced it will become the UK lead sponsor for a new film due for release later this year.

The film is about Fred Spiksley who became an international footballer and globetrotting coach.

He was the winner of every major English football honour as well as scoring 131 goals in 124 games for Trinity, his hometown club.

The story looks at the birth, growth and domination of the beautiful game, featuring a local man who became a celebrity.

Darron Childs, practice principal, said: “As the present sponsors of the home jersey where Fred started his career we thought it only fitting that DCP should stand behind the making of this film.”

Anyone interested in finding out more can watch a film trailer at m.youtube.com/watch?v=618LmxLExNE

To recognise his achievements, The Delvers local history group has announced it will dedicate a new blue plaque to Fred at Northolme, Trinity’s home ground, later this year.

Mr Childs said: “In an age where professional footballers can earn telephone number salaries over a career often measured in seasons, it is long overdue that the remarkable life of Fred Spiksley is not only honoured in his home town, but also global-
ly.

“DCP looks forward to celebrating the life of the great man in film and with a new blue plaque, which will be like welcoming our long lost son back home.”

n For further information about the The St James’s Place Charitable Foundation, visitsjpfoundation.co.uk