FDR Law has raised £3,120 for St Rocco’s Hospice, thanks to a charity Will Week and golf day involving solicitors, staff and clients.
The firm’s Wills and Probate specialists gave their legal services for free in a special Will-making week in May when dozens of clients were asked to make a donation to the hospice in return for FDR’s professional services. Wills and Probate partner Emma Stride led the initiative which resulted in a £2,730 boost for the charity.
And in September, the firm’s business associates battled on the greens of Delamere Forest Golf Course in aid of the charity. Commercial partner Margaret Evans organised the popular annual golf contest which raised £390. The winning team comprised of Paul Richards (Mitchell Charlesworth), Jonathan Mckenna (RBS) and Eddie Coxon (GVA Dixon Webb).
Oliver Burton, FDR Law chief executive, said: “We have enjoyed a long association with St Rocco’s and over the years raised thousands of pounds for the charity. It’s really important for a law firm rooted in our local community to support such a worthwhile local cause. All our staff and clients have responded magnificently to the fundraising challenge.”
St Rocco’s fundraising manager, Claire Houghton, thanked FDR Law for its support. “With running costs of almost £8,000 a day, 365 days a year, we rely on the local community for our funding. One in three of us will be touched by hospice care. Each year St Rocco’s cares for hundreds of patients with a terminal illness and supports their carers, family and friends. Your support helps us continue this care.”
Picture shows from L to R Norman Banner (FDR consultant solicitor and former senior partner/St Rocco chairman), Helen Latham (St Rocco’s), Margaret Evans (FDR commercial partner), Emma Stride (FDR Wills partner) with a cheque from FDR Law for £3,120.