A Bromsgrove law firm is set to support a local hospice for the next 12 months as part of a new charity partnership.
Staff at mfg Solicitors have voted for Primrose Hospice to be its local charity for the next year with a variety of events planned to support fundraising for people living with life-limiting illnesses and their families and loved ones.
The new link-up kicked off with a fun ‘Primrose Day’ event at the firm’s High Street office which saw staff raising £230 by selling homemade cupcakes and hosting a raffle – all based on a Primrose Hospice yellow theme.
Carol Godwin, conveyancing administrator at mfg Solicitors, said: “So many staff here at mfg know the amazing things Primrose Hospice does for its patients and their families every day so we are delighted to be supporting them as our local office charity over the next 12 months
“They provide a vital service for the community and we are looking forward to doing all we can to help through the many events we have planned and present the charity with a healthy cheque this time next year.
Abi Coulson, corporate fundraiser from Primrose Hospice added: “We really were delighted when we heard we had been chosen by mfg’s staff in Bromsgrove.
“Carol and the team are already working hard to help us raise much-needed funds and I was also pleased to attend the recent Primrose Day to give a little more insight into what we do and how fundraising money is spent. We can’t thank everyone at the firm enough and look forward to getting involved in all the fantastic ideas they have planned.”
Throughout the year staff at mfg Solicitors will be hosting a wide range of events including dress down days, a netball tournament, regular raffles and book sales to raise money. A variety of Christmas events are also planned as the festive season approaches, which includes donations of chocolate selection boxes.
Primrose Hospice is required to fundraise £1.75 million every year to keep running all its services, but receives less than 15% of this requirement through statutory funding.
The charity relies heavily on voluntary donations. It offers day therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, alongside its Family Support Centre which provides bereavement and counselling support to families, loved ones and children in the local community.