The Birmingham office of legal firm Pinsent Masons has chosen Cure Leukaemia as its official charity and aim to raise £40,000 to fund a specialist research nurse in 2016.
Since 2012, Pinsent Masons staff have supported Cure Leukaemia raising nearly £38,000 and through Cure Leukaemia’s unique model those funds can be leveraged to access £380,000 worth in potentially life-saving drugs for blood cancer patients in the Midlands.
The staff have taken part in a number of events including the Great Birmingham Run and the London to Paris ride last June as well as organising their own bike ride in the Warwickshire countryside to raise funds. Due to take place on July 1st this summer it will be their fifth charity bike ride for Cure Leukaemia. The firm will also be entering a team of cyclists for London 2 Paris in May.
In 2014 Greg Lowson, the Head of office at Pinsent Masons in Birmingham, was appointed as a Trustee of Cure Leukaemia further strengthening the relationship which continues to grow. All funds raised by the staff throughout 2016 will support Professor Charlie Craddock CBE and his team of clinicians based at the Internationally renowned Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and at Centres throughout the Midlands.
Greg, who is also the President of the Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, said:
“We are honoured to support such a fantastic Birmingham charity once again this year. I know the tremendous work that Professor Craddock and his team do to help people battling this dreadful disease and we are proud to play our part in supporting them.
Every penny raised goes towards helping save lives and continuing progress towards finding a cure and Birmingham should feel proud to have this charity on its doorstep. We are already thinking up lots of fundraising ideas and activity throughout the year and hopefully we will reach our £40,000 target and fund a specialist research nurse for a year.”
Cure Leukaemia Chief Executive James McLaughlin said:
“The support of Pinsent Masons has made a real difference since 2012. Having the backing of such a well-respected and influential business has not only raised the charity’s profile but also generated vital funds to help people battling blood cancer.
We look forward to working with Greg and the whole company once again this year.”
If you would like to show your support and donate to the Pinsent Masons target you can do so through the JustGiving link below:
Cure Leukaemia's £1m Centre Appeal 2017