30 May 2017
hlw Keeble Hawson’s Doncaster office is celebrating raising a soaring £550.32 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA).Spearheaded by litigation and disputes resolution solicitor, Sarah Finnemore, all staff members gave the dynamic year-long drive enthusiastic support. A vibrant series of initiatives included monthly dress down days, bake sales and several champagne raffles at client events in the Princes Street offices.
Sarah Finnemore said: “Air ambulance pilots and paramedics save lives across Yorkshire every day and we hope that our efforts can also raise awareness for their vital work.”
Many people are surprised to learn that the YAA relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to operate. To keep both Yorkshire’s air ambulances flying, it must raise £4.4 million a year – or £12,000 a day.
Sarah and team members, property paralegal, Kate Large, and commercial property solicitor, Thomas Milner, presented hlw Keeble Hawson’s contribution to West & South Yorkshire regional fundraiser, Kelly Garner.
She said: “It is fantastic to see Yorkshire firms supporting Yorkshire charities. Our thanks go to everyone who has worked so hard throughout the year at hlw Keeble Hawson to raise such a healthy sum of money for a relatively small office.”
A champion of giving back to its local communities, hlw Keeble Hawson - one of the region’s largest law firms, which also has offices in Sheffield and Leeds - donates over 50 pro bono days annually to participate in wide-ranging fundraising events.
The Doncaster office has chosen the MS Society as its charity for this year and is working with its corporate fundraiser on a calendar of events. Already, there are tentative plans to field a team for the Yorkshire ‘Tough Mudder’ 12-mile mud and obstacle challenge, in Skipton, in July.
For more information on the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, visit http://www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk/