Back
We continue to provide our legal services through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our COVID-19 Hub for legal insights, or contact us directly.
Get in Touch Menu

Hundreds head to our candlelit concert for Christmas cheer

02 December 2015

We organised a candlelit carol concert attended by more than 250 people for our charity of the year, the Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy fund (LINC).

More than 250 clients, friends and supporters of both organisations attended the festive event at the beautiful Cheltenham College chapel on Tuesday evening. The mayor and mayoress of Cheltenham were among the guests, as well as many individuals and local business representatives, patrons and former patients of the charity. Previous partners of the firm, Mark Hodgkinson and David Glass (managing partner from 1990 to 2006) also joined us.

LINC director, Dr Gill Rouse and Willans’ senior partner, Nick Cox opened the evening and guests sang a mixture of popular Christmas carols led by local choir, Severn’s Eight. LINC’s patron Dr PJ Crook, former College pupil and Willans’ lawyer Kate Hickey and Willans’ senior partner Nick Cox read seasonal poems.

Dr PJ Crook said:

“How wonderful that Willans, who support so many charities, have this year chosen LINC. This magical carol service, heralding the commencement of advent, was truly beautiful. The exquisite singing by Severn’s Eight, the contributions by members of Willans to the readings and the glorious carols in the enchanting setting of Cheltenham College chapel, combined to make a most memorable evening. All in aid of one of Gloucestershire’s favourite charities, LINC, founded by Dr Gill Rouse, who inspires us all.”

Guests enjoyed mulled wine and mince pies donated by Creed Foodservice in the college dining hall afterwards. They also decorated a Christmas tree, given by Dowdeswell Forestry, with stars which had messages to loved ones written on them. The tree will be displayed in our reception at Imperial Square for the remainder of the festive season. Thanks also to our magazine supporter of the evening, Cotswold Life.

Our managing partner, Bridget Redmond, commented:

“The evening was a great success and it raised around £1,800 for LINC. Cheltenham College chapel provided a beautiful setting for us to get together with clients, staff and friends of the firm and also supporters of LINC to mark the start of the festive season in a most enjoyable way.”

Dr Gill Rouse, director of LINC, said:

“LINC is an important local charity working to improve the care of cancer patients in Gloucestershire. It provides financial and psychological support for patients, their families and loved ones, from initial diagnosis, during their intensive chemotherapy and their continued treatment at LINC.

“We really appreciate Willans choosing us as their charity of the year and would like to thank them so much for all their hard work in organising such a wonderful concert.”

A leading Gloucestershire full service law firm which employ around 75 people, we have pledged our fundraising support to LINC this year.

 

Contact
Willans
Solicitors
About
Share this article
Resources to help

Related articles

SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2021 launches: Willans returns as headline sponsor

We’re backing our county’s most vibrant lifestyle businesses, returning as headline sponsor for the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2021. Gloucestershire’s lifestyle businesses make our county a truly unique place in…

Willans
Solicitors

Brexit latest – What we all need to know: Join Willans, Crowe and AFEX for upcoming Circle 2 Success webinar

For businesses across the country, keeping up to speed with the drip-feed of Brexit-related information has been a real challenge, compounded by the pressures of the pandemic. With this in…

Willans
Solicitors

Kick-starting 2021 with a new partner and promotions

We are delighted to have kick-started 2021 with a series of senior promotions – one to partner and three to associate level. Clockwise from top left: Adam Hale, Mary Young,…

Willans
Solicitors
Contact us