Partners Raise £1000 from the Ice Bucket Challenge

27/08/2014

Partners from Manchester based full service law firm JMW Solicitors LLP have bravely taken part in the now infamous ice bucket challenge in aid of Macmillan.

Celebrities from around the world have been taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge and on Friday it was the turn of 13 Partners from JMW, after the firm was nominated by their current charity of the year, Macmillan. Taking part in the challenge was Richard Parkinson (Head of Commercial) , Andrew Farrell (Head of Commercial Litigation), Alison Parry (Partner in Commercial Litigation), Thomas Pearson (Partner in Commercial Property), Marc Yaffe (Partner in Commercial Litigation), Chris Sutton (Joint Head of Personal Injury), Rachael Guy (Associate and Training Manager), Ged Chadwick (Director of IT), James Brown (Partner in Family Law), Mark Jones (Partner in Commercial Litigation), Michael Purvis (Partner in Conveyancing) and Bill Jones (Chairman).

To date over £1070 has been raised from the ice bucket challenge for JMW’s charity of the year Macmillan Cancer Care and there was plenty of bidding on JMW’s Just Giving page to become one of the pourers on Friday!
Macmillan has only been JMW’s charity of the since June, when they were chosen by a staff vote, but so far over £2500 has been raised for this very worthy cause.

After the challenge, Marc Yaffe, a Partner in Commercial Litigation at JMW, nominated the Manchester offices of Shoosmith’s, Slater & Gordon and DWF to be the next to take on the ice bucket challenge.

Commenting on the fundraiser, Partner and Head of CSR at JMW, Elaine Roche said:

“When Macmillan approached us about taking part in the ice bucket challenge to raise money, the CSR committee was not sure what the uptake among our partners would be. We were thrilled that 13 of our team were happy to get a soaking in aid of a very worthy cause. In just two days we raised £1000 on our Just Giving page from the ice bucket challenge alone. We are very grateful to everyone that took part but also those who donated so generously. We hope this will contribute to a very successful year of fundraising in aid of Macmillan”

Commenting about taking part in the challenge Partner Marc Yaffe said:

“When Macmillan nominated us to take part in the ice bucket challenge to help raise money for them, I was one of the first to offer to take part. It was great fun on Friday especially with so many Partners being prepared to take part apart and we were all delighted to be involved with a challenge that has raised over £1000 for our charity of the year. It will be interesting to see in the coming days if Shoosmith’s, DWF and Slater & Gordon take up our challenge to them, for them to do it next!”


To view the video and pictures form the ice bucket challenge go to http://www.jmw.co.uk/blog/ice-bucket-challenge-the-result

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For more information:

Samantha Meakin
0161 828 1981
07595 277 842
samantha.meakin@jmw.co.uk


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