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Fundraising fun for St Gemma’s Hospice

2020 was a strange time for everyone, however, thankfully this year we are beginning to slip back into a more normal way of life as restrictions ease – and less restrictions means more fundraising events!

When the time came for Blacks Solicitors to select a new charity to fundraise for in 2021/22, a firm wide vote resulted in St Gemma’s Hospice becoming our chosen Charity of the Year.

St Gemma’s Hospice is a leading, local, independent charity that after 40 years, still provides care and support for the people of Leeds. Helping those that are battling with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, the Hospice specialises in pain relief and symptom control to help people live as well as possible, for as long as possible. For more information about St Gemma’s Hospice and the amazing work that they do, please visit their website here.

Throughout lockdown many people developed a love for the outdoors, so for our first fundraising activity of the year, in May, our charity team decided it would be a great idea to get everyone involved by encouraging them to go outside for a walk, run or bike ride.

We challenged ourselves as a firm to walk 4,000km in 40 days and we each recorded the distance we did using a fitness app. Not only did this raise money for our chosen charity, but it allowed us to connect with our colleagues, by updating each other on how far we had walked, motivating one another and sharing scenic photos of exercise routes. Collectively, we managed to successfully complete this challenge, ending on a total of 4064.49km – putting us ahead of our target!

Following on from our recent office merge, in August we decided it would be the perfect time for a socially distanced and COVID-19 friendly ‘Time for Tea’ bake sale, giving people a chance to channel their inner Mary Berry. The Kinder Bueno cookies, Biscoff rocky road and double chocolate brownies were most definitely a hit!

We’re currently in the process of arranging our future fundraising events such as our annual quiz night, bingo evening and office tombola. For more updates from the Charity team, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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Chloe Stevens

Marketing Assistant 
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