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Law firm extends charity support for Pancreatic Cancer UK and SAVES

A Taunton law firm has pledged to extend its support for charities Pancreatic Cancer UK and Somerset Accident Voluntary Emergency Service (SAVES) after fundraising activities were seriously curtailed over the last two years due to the pandemic.

Clarke Willmott LLP named the two charities its official office charities in June 2018 but staff have been unable to carry out their usual fundraising events in recent years.

The firm has now announced it will continue support for the charities until 2023 to make up for lost time.

Clarke Willmott staff have, in the past, held regular events throughout the year to raise money for their office charities including dress down days, bake sales, raffles, first Friday drinks and tuckshops. Each office would also plan its own additional activities such as quizzes, local group challenges, golf days, team and individual staff challenges including runs, skydives and triathlons.

Phillip Edwards, a partner in the serious injury team and head of the firm’s CSR, said: “We’re delighted to have extended our support of Pancreatic Cancer UK and SAVES until 2023.

“The circumstances of the past two years have meant that we were unable to hold any of the usual in-office fundraising activities and we didn’t want the charity to be short-changed.

“Corporate Social Responsibility is vitally important to us at Clarke Willmott in all our offices. We have had the good fortune to have worked in partnership with some amazing charities over the years and we were really looking forward to supporting our charitable partners.

“All charities have been hit extremely hard by the pandemic so we will do our best to help financially and in any other way we can.”

Pancreatic Cancer UK works hard to transform the future of those affected by pancreatic cancer. The charity provides expert, personalised support and information, funds innovative research and campaigns for change, better care, treatment and research.

SAVES provides a network of doctors to support the ambulance service in Somerset. Most of their work is in helping casualties of road traffic collisions, including those trapped with serious injuries. SAVES is one of a network of immediate care schemes across the UK which operate under BASICS (The British Association for Immediate Care).

Clarke Willmott is a national law firm with offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton.

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