DLA Piper Sheffield hosts city-wide game of Monopoly

Sheffield city centre was turned into a giant Monopoly board by DLA Piper’s local office last week, as teams from organisations across the city battled it out to raise funds for the Master Cutler’s Challenge.

Thirteen teams from businesses across South Yorkshire took part in a full-size Monopoly game around the city’s streets on 11 July.

With Master Cutler Nick Cragg starting the game, the teams rolled their first dice at DLA Piper’s office and then raced around the city, visiting as many places on the Sheffield city board as possible by foot or using public transport sponsored by Stagecoach.

After collecting an impressive $3,650 DLA Piper dollars in two hours, a team from accountancy firm BHP were crowned the champions, winning the honour of the title and a few bottles of champagne to celebrate.

The challenge raised £5,000 for the Master Cutler’s chosen charities of 2019, St Luke’s and Rotherham Hospice.

Rob McKie, partner at DLA Piper who arranged this year’s challenge, said: “We’ve had fantastic support from the local business community, with many teams returning to take part.”

“The Monopoly Challenge has developed into a well-loved initiative, which not only raises money for a great cause, but is a great team building exercise. We would like to thank everyone who took part.”