Much-loved charity Maggie’s Cheltenham gifted near £20,000 by law firm
A charity based in Cheltenham which supports anyone affected by cancer has received a serious boost to its finances in the form of almost £20,000 from Willans LLP.
The spa town-headquartered law firm picked out Maggie’s as its charity of the year, and succeeded in breaking its fundraising record.
Staff from the firm, its clients and contacts have all boosted the funds through events and activities, with the firm’s own efforts including a bowling competition, which saw 130 people from leading Gloucestershire businesses take to the lanes, half-marathons, ‘dress-down days’ and a Bonfire Night-themed baking competition.
The firm also joined forces with Maggie’s Cheltenham to jointly host a packed-out Christmas carol concert at Christ Church in Cheltenham.
And Willans’ lawyers also donated their time andexpertisefor Maggie’s Will Week, and many of the firm’s staff took part in the Miles for Maggie’s campaign.
Anna Mason, centre fundraising manager at Maggie’s Cheltenham, said: “We have had a great time working in partnership with Willans for the past year and we are truly grateful for the fantastic amount they have all raised, through hard work and creative fundraising.
“The events have been fabulous, and even though the Maggie’s team came last on the bowling night, we enjoyed every minute. You have enabled us to continue to support the thousands of people living with cancer, their families and friends in our local community. Thank you from all of us at Maggie’s”.
Bridget Redmond, managing partner at Willans, said; “This is the highest fundraising total on record for the firm, and it’s testament to the hard work of our charity committee, and generosity of our staff, clients and connections, as well as the support from the fundraising team at Maggie’s.
“It has been a pleasure to back this vital cause over the past year, and it is fantastic that the amount we’ve collectively raised will help the Cheltenham centre to continue providing much-needed, invaluable support.
“We’re very grateful to everyone who donated, attended events and volunteered their time; together we’ve ‘broken a record’ in reaching our highest-ever fundraising total.”
Maggie’s operates across 25 centres in the UK and overseas to provide support to people living with cancer, their families and friends.
Although Maggie’s Cheltenham centre is temporarily closed for face-to-face visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the charity is still offering support to all who need it, over the phone, email and via video calls.
To support Maggie’s local centre call 01242 250611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured: Willans’ charity committee with Anna Mason of Maggie’s Cheltenham centre in 2019.