A law firm which has become a leading campaigner for Macmillan Cancer Support is inviting people to call in for a cuppa later this month and raise funds for the cause which has been selected as its charity of the year.
Rollits LLP will host a coffee morning at its York office on Friday 29 September as the latest in a series of events marking the firm’s strong links with the charity.
Macmillan provided much appreciated support for Andrew Digwood, a former Partner at Rollits’ York office who died last November. The firm is also connected through John Lane, its York-based Partner and Head of Private Capital, whose wife Katrina is Chair of Macmillan Cancer Support York Fundraising Committee.
Rollits has been working with Macmillan for the last 10 years as a supporter of the charity’s annual Macmillan Race Day fundraiser, which this year generated a staggering total of £360,000.
Every year the firm sends a team of around 30 partners and staff to help sell raffle tickets, shake buckets and collect donations at York Racecourse. The team of volunteers are joined by Chris Drinkall, a Partner in the firm who dresses up as the event’s mascot Hero the Horse.
Suzgo Kaluluma, a Partner at York office said:
“Our volunteers have always had a great time at the event and many of them return year after year. This year their efforts helped to raise around £32,500 towards that amazing final total.
“The York office has also supported other charities in the city recently with a number of participants taking part in the York Legal Walk to raise funds for the Access to Justice Foundation and a team of four who joined in the York City Chase, which supported The Island children’s charity.
“We’re inviting all-comers to the coffee morning to support Macmillan and help to raise much needed funds for the vital work they do.”
Katrina Lane said
“Macmillan York Fundraising Committee is hugely grateful for Rollits generous support over the years. We simply could not provide the vital services for those facing a cancer journey without such help and commitment.
“We are delighted to say that money raised by York Committee goes to fund those crucial services in Yorkshire itself so though a national charity we can honestly say that we are working for our local communities. Thank you so much.”
The Macmillan Coffee Morning will take place from 10am until midday on Friday 29th September at Rollits’ York office in Forsyth House, Alpha Court, Monks Cross.
Everyone is welcome – there’s no need to book, please just turn up!
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Katrina Lane, Chair of Macmillan Cancer Support York Fundraising Committee, with Emma Farrell (left) and Suzgo Kaluluma from Rollits in York.