High Wycombe Whitley Stimpson Solves a Thrilling Mystery for Macmillan Cancer Support

Oct 25, 2023

Photo: Rebecca Craker, Director at Whitley Stimpson, and the High Wycombe team present the cheque to Dave and Liz King, volunteers from Macmillan Buckinghamshire South Fundraising Group earlier this week.

At Whitley Stimpson, we believe in the power of teamwork and community engagement. On Thursday, October 5th, our High Wycombe office embarked on an adventure to support Macmillan Cancer Support. In a bid to raise funds for this noble cause, the directors and staff swapped their spreadsheets for trench coats and took on a captivating mystery case, taking part in the Marlow Town and Riverside Treasure Trail. The result was a fun afternoon, and the spirit of camaraderie shone bright. Read on to learn more.

The Challenge

Our teams gathered in Marlow with one shared objective—to work together, unravel clues, solve puzzles, and crack the case in the fastest time possible. It was a race against the clock, to find out which cruel criminal polished off cleaner Colleen, and the stakes were high. The High Wycombe Whitley Stimpson family was determined to make a difference in the fight against cancer, and this challenge provided the perfect opportunity.

Community Participation

But this event wasn’t just about our internal teams. We invited our clients to participate by choosing a side—Team Directors or Team Staff. By making a donation to their chosen team’s Just Giving page, clients had the chance to contribute to a cause that truly matters. The response was overwhelming, and we sincerely appreciate all those who lent their support.

The Results

After an afternoon filled with suspense and excitement, our teams successfully completed the mystery case. The fundraising efforts were remarkable, with a total of £735 raised for the High Wycombe branch of Macmillan Cancer Support. The directors led the way with their fundraising page collecting £520, while the staff contributed £215.

And the Winners are…

The directors demonstrated their detective skills by finishing the case in just one hour and seven seconds. Not only did they complete the mystery in record time, but they also correctly identified the murderer and the murder weapon – we won’t give this away in case you want to take part in the treasure trail in the future! Their combined efforts made them the winning team and worthy champions of the day.

Team Acknowledgment

Before we conclude, we’d like to acknowledge all the individuals who participated in this charitable endeavour:

The Directors/Managers were Jonathan, Rebecca, Vikki, Nicky, Adel, and Muhammad, and the Staff were Maria, Abi, Charlie, Caitlin, Fahad, Hayley, Kieran, Ayesha, and Tamjid.

Their enthusiasm, and teamwork made this event a success, and the team’s contributions to Macmillan Cancer Support are much appreciated.


In wrapping up the event, Rebecca Craker, Director at Whitley Stimpson, expressed gratitude to all who participated and supporters, emphasising

“Teamwork and community engagement are at the heart of our values at Whitley Stimpson.

“We wanted to do something a little bit different, and The Mystery Detective Afternoon was not just a case to solve but a collective effort to make a difference in the fight against cancer.”

Adding a personal touch, Dave and Liz King joined the High Wycombe team for coffee earlier this week.

Liz, noting the ‘fun’ in fundraising, remarked,

“As volunteers for Macmillan Cancer Support, Dave and I are truly grateful for the dedication and enthusiasm shown by the Whitley Stimpson team. Your support helps us continue our vital work in Buckinghamshire South, making a meaningful impact in the lives of those affected by cancer.”

If you missed out but still want to contribute, it’s not too late. Visit our fundraising pages here – Directors GoFundMe page and Staff Just Giving page to make a donation which will go straight to this worthy cause.


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