Shoosmiths launches £50,000 Macmillan charity partnership

Shoosmiths launches £50,000 Macmillan charity partnership

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Author: Nicola Ellen

Shoosmiths has launched its national charity partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.

The national law firm will raise money for the charity for the rest of 2012 and into 2013.

Funds raised by activities planned at all Shoosmiths' offices will go towards financial grants for local people with cancer and to help fund a new Macmillan haematology unit at Northampton General Hospital.

The partnership was launched at Shoosmiths' Northampton office, where partner and head of office David Parton welcomed Macmillan director of regional fundraising Claire Singlehurst.

She said: "We are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as Shoosmiths' charity partner for 2012/13, and want to say a huge thank you to you all for getting behind Macmillan Cancer Support.

"Every day in the UK 882 people will hear the words 'you have cancer'. Two million people are currently living with cancer, and at the moment we're reaching half of them. We want to reach them all. With the help of companies like Shoosmiths, we can achieve our goal."

Shoosmiths corporate responsibility director Nicola Ellen added: "We've set ourselves a target of £50,000 we'd like to raise for Macmillan, and knowing just how enthusiastic and committed our people are, I'm sure we'll achieve it easily."

As survival rates increase and people live longer, the need for cancer care services and information will go up and the demand for Macmillan's support will be even greater.

As well as Northampton, Shoosmiths has offices in Basingstoke, Birmingham, Manchester Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Reading and Southampton.