The Law Society of Scotland celebrated a successful charity of the year partnership with Ovarian Cancer Action at their offices in Edinburgh earlier this month, raising an incredible £8669 in memory of much-missed colleague Jeune Robertson, who sadly passed away from the disease last year.
The company organised a huge variety of fundraising activities to help fund our vital research and awareness work. From bake sales and raffles to marathon relays, cycling challenges and even walking the Water of Leith in the snow, colleagues at the Law Society put their heart and soul into fundraising for a cause close to their hearts.
Daisy Woolfrey, corporate partnerships manager at Ovarian Cancer Action said: “We are delighted to have worked with the Law Society of Scotland for the past year. We’re a small charity, but an ambitious one. And we are acutely aware that we wouldn’t be where we are today without supporters like this. We’ve been so impressed by the Law Society’s unique fundraising approach to the Charity of the Year partnership and their determination to reach their fundraising target of £7000 and then absolutely smashing it!
“Every single person has shown such tremendous dedication to the cause. It’s been fantastic to work with this company in raising vital money for ovarian cancer research in memory of their much-missed friend and colleague.”
Lorna Jack, Chief Executive of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “I’d like to thank all of my colleagues for the absolutely amazing amount of fundraising they have done this year for Ovarian Cancer Action. We’ve baked, held a table tennis tournament, cycled through the night, walked 134 miles of the John Muir Way in a day in relay teams, held a pub quiz, walked the Water of Leith in a blizzard, and created a fabulous baking recipe book. £8669 is a tremendous amount of money to have raised, and a testament to Jeune’s legacy, who will always be sorely missed.”
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