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Lincing together to raise close to £11,000 to help beat cancer

21 July 2016

Our lawyers and staff have raised in excess of £10,800 (and counting) for a local cancer charity by running a full programme of events.

They organised a carol concert, business quiz evening for 200 people, pool competition, sponsored Divas Opera event at Pittville Pump rooms, cake bake-offs, had staff participate in sporting challenges and put fees for documents that needed witnessing straight into the pot. In addition two lawyers are taking part in individual sporting challenges this summer which will add to the total already raised.

Now the Cheltenham-based firm has now donated the funds to LINC, which will use the money to support local people and their families affected by leukaemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers.

James Grigg, partner and head of the charity committee at Willans, said that everyone enjoyed focusing their efforts on raising money for LINC as the firm’s charity of the year and he is proud of the results. He said:

“We’ve had a great year and we are very grateful for the efforts made by our staff, our friends, connections and clients who have helped raise this incredible sum for charity.

“LINC are very active in the community and work incredibly hard to provide both financial and psychological support to help people cope with their diagnosis and keep families and relationships together. We were delighted to support them with their invaluable work.”

LINC will use the money raised to benefit Rendcomb ward side rooms; the ensuite facilities in the eight single isolation rooms are in desperate need of refurbishment.

“LINC is so appreciative of all the hard work and determination to raise so much in our charity year.  The team have far exceeded all expectations and this is a significant help towards getting the en-suite facilities on the way and making a difference when patients need to stay as an inpatient,” said Karen Organ, LINC’s fundraising manager.

Dr PJ Crook, LINC patron said “This was a delightful occasion; a celebration of the splendid amount that Willans has raised for LINC over the past year. Just shy of £11,000 is a sizeable donation to the charity and will help make life considerably more comfortable for LINC’s patients. It means so much to us not just financially but also the friendships formed and the fun in sharing in the events that Willans organised with such imagination and flair for all of which we are truly grateful.”

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