Everyone here is starting to get into the festive spirit and we are channelling our Yuletide energies into supporting our national charity, which at the moment is Macmillan Cancer Support.
Shoosmiths aims to raise at least £50,000 for national charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support by the end of next April.
We are supporting two initiatives: fundraising for a new Macmillan haematology suite at Northampton General Hospital, and funding UK-wide grants for people undergoing cancer treatment to help them cover the likes of clothing, heating and travel costs.
We have already raised £3,000 through staff at all our offices taking part in the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning
And we've just completed our popular, annual silent auction, which has seen staff bidding for a variety of lots - from home cooking and match tickets to iPads and champagne - pledged by colleagues, clients and suppliers.
Every day, 822 people in the UK are told they have cancer, and one in three of us will receive a diagnosis at some point in our lives.
Macmillan Cancer Support is the UK's leading cancer care charity, providing practical, emotional, financial and medical support to people affected by cancer.
To find out more, please visit http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx
In the meantime, everyone at Shoosmiths hope you have a wonderful time over the holiday period and a happy New Year.