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Manchester law firm raises thousands for local charities with Christmas campaign

18 December 2019

Browne Jacobson’s Manchester office has brought festive cheer to charities across Greater Manchester by raising and donating over £5,000 through its ‘12 Days of Christmas’ campaign.

Launched at the beginning of December, the campaign saw the national law firm’s Manchester team take part in twelve different fundraisers across two weeks, in aid of charities including Mustard Tree, an organisation tackling poverty and homelessness, and Bolton Lads & Girls Club, a charity for disadvantaged youth.

The fundraising festivities included a brass band concert, a 5K run, volunteering activities with some of the organisations involved and various cheque presentations and donation drives.

The campaign concluded yesterday on 17th December with a cheque presentation to bereavement charity CRUSE, and the Browne Jacobson Manchester team presented donations to Dogs4Rescue and Ollie’s Army in the days prior.

Amanda Callaghan, partner and head of the Manchester office said:

“It is part of our ethos at Browne Jacobson to uplift and give back to our communities, and it has been an honour to work with such fantastic local causes in the run up to Christmas, including initiatives such as The Clare Daly Foundation and Reuben’s Retreat.

“After the success of last year’s 12 Days campaign, we were excited to relaunch again for 2019. Our Manchester team have really enjoyed having the opportunity to unite and connect with our local communities and have really thrown themselves into this project, whether it be volunteering, running a 5K or making all important donations. I’m incredibly proud of their work and efforts, which have raised a significant amount for these vital charities.

“To add further support to the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, donations can be made through each of the charities’ websites. These will directly aid the important work of organisations across the county, and the local people they support.”

See below for the full schedule of events that took place as part of this year’s campaign:

2.12.2019

Special Virtuosi

www.specialvirtuosi.co.uk/about

Hosted a small Christmas party for students and presented a cheque to fund music groups for children and adults with additional needs

3.12.2019

Growing Together

www.facebook.com/GrowingTogetherLevenshulme

Cheque presentation to support therapeutic horticultural project for disadvantaged groups

5.12.2019

Wood St Mission

www.woodstreetmission.org.uk

Donation of toys and games and a cheque presentation to the charity

9.12.2019

Mustard Tree

mustardtree.org.uk/

Volunteering sessions at the Mustard Tree centre and a cheque presentation

10.12.2019

The Andrew Cooke Music Trust

www.facebook.com/TheAndrewCookeMusicTrust/

A brass band concert in the office, followed by a cheque presentation

12.12.2019

Highway Hope

www.highwayhope.co.uk/

A cheque presentation to support the food banks, shops and free cafeteria run by the organisation

12.12.2019

Bolton Lads & Girls Club

boltonladsandgirlsclub.co.uk/

Preparation of food hampers and a cheque presentation to help improve the lives of disadvantaged young people

14.12.2019

The Clare Daly Foundation

claredalyfoundation.com/

Staff will fundraise and take part in a 5K run in Longford Park, Chorlton

16.12.2019

Reuben’s Retreat

www.reubensretreat.org/

Volunteering sessions and a cheque presentation to support the charity help bereaved families and children with life-limiting conditions

17.12.2019

Ollie’s Army

olliesarmy.co.uk/

Staff will volunteer their time and present a cheque to the support awareness raising of Battens Disease

17.12.2019

Dogs4 Rescue

dogs4rescue.co.uk/

A cheque presentation to support independent dog rescue efforts in Manchester

17.12.2019

CRUSE Bereavement

www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/local-services/north-west/manchester

Cheque presentation to support the charity’s work with bereaved people

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