Clarion has chosen St Gemma’s Hospice as its nominated charity, and the Leeds law firm has pledged to raise £10,000 over the next 18 months.
The Moortown hospice is the biggest in Yorkshire and has long-established links with Clarion.
St Gemma’s Hospice provides expert care and support for local people with life-limiting illnesses, as well as well as a day hospice and out-patient department. Last year, it celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Clarion’s new charity committee is working to plan a diverse range of fundraising activities, from raffles and bake-offs, to a sponsored row across Lake Windermere and a charity skydive. The Clarion team will also be supporting events organised by St Gemma’s Hospice, such as its Bark in the Park dog walk and the Leeds Bubble Rush 5K run.
Leading the firm’s fundraising initiative is Clarion real estate team partner Lindsay Texel, who commented: “Having enjoyed a long-standing relationship with St Gemma’s, we are really pleased to again be supporting this fantastic charity.”
“Giving back to the local community is part of the Clarion ethos and our fundraising activities have grown to such an extent that we have this year set up a dedicated charity committee, manned by lots of enthusiastic colleagues from across the business.”
“St Gemma’s carries out truly amazing work, providing vital support to patients and their families. Knowing that their efforts will help such a life-changing charity will inspire the Clarion team to go that extra mile.”
Senior corporate fundraiser at St Gemma’s Hospice, Becky Beevers, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as Clarion’s charity partner and the charity committee has so many great fundraising ideas! All care and support provided by the hospice is free of charge, so we rely heavily on local fundraising such as this. Clarion’s support over the next 18 months will make a real difference to the families we care for and we can’t thank them enough.”