Commercial law firm Muckle LLP has chosen to support Toma Fund as its main charity to benefit from 12 months of support and fundraising.
Last year, the company’s support of NSPCC North East resulted in just under £10,000 being raised by staff through a variety of fundraising activities.
The Muckle team now hopes to build on this success with Gateshead-based Toma Fund, a charity which helps children, teenagers, young people and their families in the North East and Cumbria who have been affected by a diagnosis of childhood cancer.
Hugh Welch, senior partner at Muckle LLP who co-ordinates the firm’s CSR activities said: “Our charity of the year is selected by our people who suggest local charities or good causes they would like to support.
“Toma Fund received the majority of votes in a firm-wide selection process so individuals from across the firm will now become involved in making a real difference for them in the year ahead.
To kick off the fundraising, the people at Muckle LLP each donated money to Toma Fund in exchange for the chance to win a ‘duvet day’ – an extra day’s paid holiday. This was won by chartered legal executive, Gillian Dunn.
Hugh Welch said: “The duvet day draw has got our fundraising off to a great start – our people raised £435, which was matched by the firm’s Community Fund, raising £870 in total towards our target of £12,000.”