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Brabners pledges support to North West children's hospices

Brabners pledges support to North West children's hospices

Monday 24th July 2017

Commercial law firm Brabners has named three children’s hospices from across the North West as its chosen charities for 2017-18.  

Over the next 12 months, the firm’s employees will take part in a variety of fundraising events to raise more than £20,000 for Claire House (Wirral), Derian House (Chorley) and Francis House (Didsbury), aiming to beat last year’s total.

The three hospices offer a lifeline to hundreds of families across the North West who are faced with the news that their child is terminally ill. They provide specialist nursing care and emotional support to children with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses.

The fundraising activities kicked off on Friday 30th June with the firm’s annual Charity Challenge in the Lake District. The event saw teams of employees, clients, friends and family pitted against each other in a series of challenges, including kayaking on Derwent Water lake, a 29-mile bike ride and a 10-mile hike across the Wainwright Mountains.

The event has so far raised £2,907, with the final total expected to reach more than £4,000. 

The firm plans to raise funds through a variety of events throughout the year. This includes the return of the ‘Big Idea’, an apprentice-style contest involving teams from each of the firm’s offices competing against each other to raise money for charity.

Mark Brandwood, managing partner at Brabners, said: “It’s essential that we give back to the communities in which we live and work and these hospices are delivering invaluable care right on our doorstep.

“Children’s hospices across the country are challenged with finding the funding they need to deliver such an important service, so choosing to support these organisations this year was an easy decision. With a number of fundraising events planned we’re looking forward to raising as much money as possible for such a good cause.”

Beth Pochin, Corporate Fundraiser at Claire House Children’s Hospice, said: “Brabners offer such amazing commitment to their chosen charities, and we are thrilled that they have chosen to support Claire House, Derian House and Francis House this year. Their support will make a huge difference to local children and families who are going through the toughest of times, helping them to create special memories to cherish.”

The charities were chosen by Brabners’ employees following a vote. The firm has a dedicated charity committee which will organise various fundraising events over the next 18 months to raise money for the three children’s hospices.

Last year, Brabners raised more than £20,000 for national homelessness charity, Crisis UK.