Friday, September 30, 2016

News: Law firm rises to charity challenge

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Local law firm Malcolm C Foy & Co has been working hard to support a cause close to its hearts – our local hospices.

In June, the solicitors which has offices in Doncaster and Rotherham, ran a "Make a Will Month" event, where clients were asked to donate to Rotherham Hospice rather than pay the normal will writing charge, and raised £1,500 for the hospice.

The only adult hospice in Rotherham for the people of Rotherham, Rotherham Hospice is an independent charity and must raise significant sums of money each year in order to pay for the quality care provided free of charge to patients, their families and carers.

Clare Outram, Wills & Probate executive at Malcolm C Foy & Co, said: "We were delighted to support Rotherham Hospice with our Make a Will Month this year. We know from direct experience and from feedback from our clients that Rotherham Hospice do absolutely fantastic work for families' at the most difficult times of their lives. Rotherham Hospice need to raise around £2.2m per year through fundraising to continue providing their services, so we were only too happy to do what we could to offer our support."

Malcolm C Foy & Co have also been participating in the Master Cutler's Challenge, which ran from February to September and aimed to raise as much money as possible to support to vital work of Rotherham Hospice and St Luke’s Hospice Sheffield. Malcolm C Foy raised a total of £3,843 through various events, including a 5k charity run, quiz night, Will donation week, dress down days, book sales and more.

Rotherham Hospice enlisted Malcolm C Foy & Co as one of the companies who would support their fundraising as part of the Master Cutler's challenge, and the company set to work. The Master Cutler's Challenge was launched in 2008, when the Master Cutler for that year, Gordon Bridge from AESSEAL in Rotherham, invited companies to transform a £50 investment into as much charity fundraising as possible. Every year has seen the event grow – more than 500 companies have taken part to date, raising in excess of £1m for a range of charities.

Sarah Hartley, solicitor and director at Malcolm C Foy & Co, said: "When Rotherham Hospice asked us to support them through the Master Cutler's Challenge we had no reservations, but I didn't appreciate how much taking part would benefit us as a company and team. Coming together as colleagues in support of Rotherham and St Luke's Hospices has been really valuable to us as a company, and clients have been more than happy to donate and have been really supportive and proud of what we have been doing, which is great for business long term. We have had so much fun taking part in all the fundraising events, and will definitely do it again."

Malcolm C Foy & Co website

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