Carson McDowell Get Creative to Raise Funds for Macmillan

21 August 2013

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Carson McDowell, one of Northern Ireland’s largest commercial law firms, has raised a staggering £16,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support. The impressive contribution was raised over the course of 12 months by employees at the Belfast firm, through a serious of fun and innovative fundraising initiatives and events.

Throughout the year the company’s charity committee held events such as cake sales, a night at the races, a cinema evening  and ‘Come Dine With Me’ nights as well as a hugely successful ‘Santa Run’ which took place in Ormeau Park.

Speaking about the firm’s charity efforts, Rosemary Carson, Partner said, ‘It was a real pleasure working with Macmillan over the last 12 months and while there was a little bit of hard work involved, we had a lot of fun and are really delighted to be presenting Macmillan with a cheque for over  £16,000.”

She added; “At the beginning of the year we set a target of £10,000 to be raised over 12 months, but through the fantastic efforts of the charity committee and the incredible generosity of our employees and clients we beat that target by over £6000. This money will help improve the lives of people here in Northern Ireland who are affected by cancer with practical, medical and financial support.”

Claire Brown, Corporate Business Manager at Macmillan commented, “Receiving the support of Carson McDowell throughout the last 12 months has been truly inspirational. Watching the staff and clients come together to support Macmillan and give so generously has been terrific.

She added, “Cancer affects patients and their families in a variety of ways, spanning feelings of powerlessness and despair to practical day-to-day needs. Macmillan Cancer Support strives to bring them much needed emotional relief and practical and medical support. Carson McDowell’s support has given us that opportunity to continue providing our vital services so that patients and their families get the support and care they so desperately need and deserve. It has been a true pleasure to work with such an amazing team.”

Michael Johnston, Managing Partner at Carson McDowell added, “We are really proud of the team at Carson McDowell for raising this fantastic amount for such a worthy charity and I would like to thank all our staff and clients for getting involved and making such an effort”.

Carson McDowell in one of the largest independent law firms in Northern Ireland with over 100 staff working at their office in Belfast.

Pictured with celebrating Carson McDowell’s fundraising achievement are:

 (Back row L-R) Victoria O’Hara, Carson McDowell; Chris Philips; Carson McDowell; Joanne Young, Macmillan Cancer Support; Leona Rankin, Carson McDowell and (front row) Michael Johnston, Managing Partner, Carson McDowell and Rosemary Carson, Partner, Carson McDowell.

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