Fraser Brown Solicitors has raised an impressive £11,100 for Nottingham Trent University’s John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.
The firm selected the centre – which recently announced its latest breakthrough in prostate cancer research –as its charity of the year for 2017 and had aimed to raise £10,000 over the course of the 12 months, but smashed that target.
The law-firm took on many fundraising challenges throughout 2017, including a golf day, a rounders tournament, ‘Tough Mudder’, dress down days, participation in the ‘Corporate Games’, a charity dinner, and even held its own espionage event in Nottingham city centre, which saw 60 members of the professional community become detectives for the day.
Patrick Wood, managing partner at Fraser Brown, handed the cheque to the charity at its office on Friar Lane in Nottingham.
Patrick said: “In 2017, we dedicated our fundraising efforts to the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre, in the hope that we could make a difference to the lives of those affected by Cancer. The money that we have raised throughout the year has contributed to the valuable research that takes place at Nottingham Trent University.
“We select a charity each year based on a firm-wide vote, and with the support of the whole team behind the cause, we were able to take on innovative and challenging activities. I’m proud that we have been able to beat our target, and thank all who took part or donated to the cause. I’m certain that the funds raised will make a great difference to the work undertaken at the research centre.”
The John van Geest Cancer Research Centre is a purpose built scientific facility that aims to save lives and speed recovery by improving the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Stephen Knott from the centre, said: “The Fraser Brown team has raised an incredible amount of money for cancer research over the last 12 months. The firm committed to some amazing fundraising challenges and we can’t thank them enough for their continued support.
“Fraser Brown has been very successful in getting the Nottingham business community involved with their fundraising efforts, which is fantastic. Every penny will make a huge difference to the life saving research that takes place at the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.”
The firm has announced that it will be supporting two charities for 2018, which are Autism East Midlands and Newlife.