Cancer charity receives £50,000 cash boost from law firm
15th February 2011
LAW firm Irwin Mitchell has donated £50,000 to Sheffield-based charity Cavendish Cancer Care.
The Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (IMCF) named Cavendish as its Charity of the Year for two successive years.
In 2009 staff raised £22,000 through events including a 36 hour darts marathon and a walk to work by a solicitor who trekked from Manchester to the firm’s Sheffield office.
Last year Irwin Mitchell employees took part in the London marathon, the Sheffield half marathon, a national quiz, a netball tournament for 200 people and released a charity single on iTunes, raising a total of £28,000.
The firm has also helped Cavendish out with printing services, design work and PR and legal support.
Sally Eustace, corporate partnership manager at Cavendish Cancer Care, said: “We are completely blown away by Irwin Mitchell’s hugely generous donation. Never in a million years did we expect to receive such as massive boost, especially in the current economic climate.”
Karen Codling, associate director at Irwin Mitchell and now a trustee at Cavendish Cancer Care, said: “We were delighted to continue our support for Cavendish which is a remarkable organisation. We love all our fundraising activities and my new position as a trustee for the charity will ensure a lasting involvement for Irwin Mitchell in the excellent work the charity performs.
“I would also like to thank every single member of our staff who contributed to the cause.”
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