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£13,000 raised by local law firm for sight loss charity

£13,000 raised by local law firm for sight loss charity

Nottingham’s Fraser Brown Solicitors has raised an impressive £12,936 for local sight loss charity My Sight Notts.

The firm selected My Sight Notts as its charity of the year last year and initially aimed to raise £10,000 over the course of 12 months. Now all the monies have been totted up the Fraser Brown team has smashed that target.

Managing partner at Fraser Brown, Patrick Wood, handed the cheque to the charity today at its office on Friar Lane in Nottingham.

Patrick said: “I’m extremely proud to be handing over a cheque to My Sight Notts for nearly £13,000 which was raised thanks to a massive team effort from everyone at Fraser Brown over the course of a year.

“As a team we really enjoyed taking on tough physical challenges and as well as smaller office based activities to raise funds for this charity that does incredible work across Nottinghamshire.

“We know this amount of money will make a great difference to My Sight Notts and as a team we are so pleased to have met and surpassed our fundraising target.”

The law firm took on many fundraising challenges throughout 2016 including golf days, the infamous Three Peaks Challenge, a ‘Tough Mudder’, bake sales and numerous dress down days.

My Sight Notts, which is based in the Hockley area of the city, promotes greater independence for visually impaired people of all ages by providing support, advice, and information to adapted leisure activities.

Lydia Bishop, fundraising manager at My Sight Notts, said: “Our partnership with Fraser Brown has been enormously successful, raising an incredible amount of money for local blind and partially sighted children and adults in just 12 months!

“The Fraser Brown team has thrown itself into fundraising for us, they’ve baked cakes, climbed mountains, run marathons and played golf, to name just a few of their fundraising challenges.

“Our charity receives no government funding and a sum of this size will make a real difference, enabling us to continue to provide emotional support, practical advice and adapted sports and leisure opportunities for blind and partially sighted people across Nottinghamshire.

“We’d like to thank everyone involved for their incredibly valuable support.”

Fraser Brown selects a different charity each year to support, the firm has announced that the chosen charity for 2017 will be the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre in Nottingham.

 

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