A promises auction, a choir concert and a golf day were just some of the activities undertaken by Guildford-based law firm, Stevens & Bolton LLP, to help raise nearly £16,000 for local cancer care charity The Fountain Centre.
After choosing The Fountain Centre as their corporate charity for the past two years, Stevens & Bolton organised and took part in a wide variety of volunteering and fundraising activities to support and raise money for the charity, which cares for cancer patients, their families and carers, within the St Luke’s cancer unit at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.
Up to one in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives, and it is not just the individual who needs support, but relatives and friends as well. Every year the Fountain Centre helps over 2,500 newly diagnosed cancer patients and their loved ones to live with cancer. They provide a patient-led service that cares for the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of cancer patients and their families or carers, with the ultimate goal of empowering those affected by cancer to regain control over their lives.
Fiona Dick, Communications, Fundraising and Donor Liaison Manager at the Fountain Centre commented “We were thrilled when Stevens & Bolton selected the Fountain Centre as their chosen charity, and it has been great working with them.
It has been a really good example of how this sort of partnership can be successful for both sides. We are extremely grateful to all the Stevens & Bolton staff who have given their time and energy to raising so much money for the Fountain Centre.”
Beverley Flynn, Partner at Stevens & Bolton LLP said: “We are delighted to have been able to support The Fountain Centre, which offers such great support to families in and around the Surrey region. Our partnership over the last two years has enabled employees of the firm to take park in a variety of fundraising activities and community volunteering initiatives. We were exceedingly grateful for all their input to ensure the partnership was successful and we wish them all the very best for the future.”
Photo (l to r): Anne Pike (Head of the Fountain Centre), Beverley Flynn (Partner at Stevens & Bolton) and Martin Read (Chair of Trustees for the Fountain Centre)