Law firm pulls out the stops for charity

Chris Boyle
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The Preston office of Napthens solicitors has helped raise a grand total of more than £7,000 for a hospice.

The law firm chooses charities each year to support, with staff taking part in numerous fundraising activities.

St Catherine’s Hospice does incredible work for people facing very tough times. Our staff certainly pulled out all the stops to make sure we raised as much money as we could to help them carry on this work.

Chris Boyle

During 2014, the Preston office supported St Catherine’s Hospice, Lostock Hall, near Preston.

The firm raised more than £7,000 for the good cause through events including dress down days and a charity bike ride. In total, staff at Napthens’ offices raised more than £10,000 for charity.

The hospice care provided by St Catherine’s costs the charity around £5m a year to run. Just a quarter of that amount is provided by the NHS.

In total, £3.7m must be raised through charitable support each year.

Chris Boyle, partner at Napthens, said: “St Catherine’s Hospice does incredible work for people facing very tough times. Our staff certainly pulled out all the stops to make sure we raised as much money as we could to help them carry on this work.”

Lynne Whittaker, senior fundraiser at St Catherine’s Hospice, thanked the Napthens team for their wonderful support. She added: “Their enthusiasm and support, particularly at events including the Big Charity Bike Ride and our annual Santa Dash, has been fantastic.

“We’re delighted they chose to support St Catherine’s last year and hoped they enjoyed the experience too.

“The money they have raised will be used to fund the care and support St Catherine’s provides to local people, helping those affected by life-shortening conditions to enjoy quality of life and have dignity in death.”

Staff in the law firm’s Preston office have now selected the North West Air Ambulance as its chosen charity for 2015.

The law firm’s East Lancashire office, in Blackburn, chose to support Blackburn Youth Zone.

The Blackpool office will raise funds for local children’s charity Aspired Futures.