HUDDERSFIELD accountants have handed over £2,300 to Kirkwood Hospice at Dalton.
The cheque was presented by Adrian Lee to round off his year as president of Huddersfield Society of Chartered Accountants.
Mr Lee, a partner at Huddersfield chartered accountancy firm Wheawill and Sudworth, handed the cheque to hospice representatives when the society held its annual meeting at Huddersfield Golf Club, Fixby.
The cash was raised by a raffle at the society’s annual dinner earlier this year.
Mr Lee also handed the chain of office to new president Andrew McConnell, director of finance at Huddersfield University.
Mr McConnell, who was born in Mirfield, went to Whitcliffe Mount Grammar School in Cleckheaton.
He gained a maths degree at Manchester University before qualifying as an accountant.
He joined Revell Ward in Huddersfield as training manager in 1980 and became its youngest partner in 1982 at the age of 28.
He became managing partner before the firm merged with international practice Mazars and was elected to the governance council of the UK firm for two years.
He was deputy managing partner of the northern region when he left the firm to join the university.
At the university he is involved in strategic and business planning at the university, providing advice, financial management and reporting, managing risk and ensuring value for money.
He was chairman of the university audit committee and vice-chairman of the university council from 1994 to 2000.
Mr McConnell has also been a governor as several local schools. He is a board member of the Higher Education Statistics Agency and is deputy chairman of the British Universities’ Finance Directors’ Group.
He enjoys playing squash, foreign travel and walking and is a Leeds United season ticket holder.