Oldham law firm Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers have collected an amazing £18,603.44 for Maggie’s Cancer Care, Oldham, over their 2 year charity of the year support.
A variety of events, including sponsored walks, dress down Fridays, cash instead of coffees during lockdown and a fair few wet days spent power-washing, gardening and greenhouse cleaning were highlights of the charity year.
Due to the lockdown, the law firm’s support lasted two years, but as Suzanne Wright, Public Relations Manager of Pearson‘s said it has been all worth it.
“It has been an amazing way to really get to know the charity and the wonderful work done by Maggie’s, they are totally charity funded and now post pandemic need support more than ever.
“People come through their doors often feeling helpless and hopeless, but a comforting cuppa and some great expert advice and assistance can often turn things around for them.
Maggie’s not only gives people a mechanism to cope, it gives hope and help when it’s needed the most,” said Suzanne.
As well as the fundraising events staff also helped out on awareness days and the employment team hosted a seminar to instruct business leaders on how to sympathetically support staff, who had cancer or whose family members had been diagnosed.
Whilst the firm have ended the charity support they are still involved in helping visitors to Maggie’s make their Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney and are helping to plan some of the fundraising activities at the centre.
Trish Morgan, Centre Head at Maggie’s Oldham said: “It’s been a delight to work with Pearson’s for the last 2 years as their chosen charity. We can’t thank them enough for everything they have done for us.
“The team have been absolutely brilliant, from throwing themselves into their fundraising challenges to getting stuck in during volunteering days here at the centre.
“The total they’ve raised is just wonderful and will go such a long way to helping us to be here to support people with cancer and their loved ones when they need us most.”