After handing over all of the money we raised in the last year to The Middlesbrough MS Therapy Centre I can confirm that Armstrong Foulkes raised a total of £1,142.37. If you have been following our endeavours you will see that we got into the Wimbledon spirit by selling strawberries and cream, we had a Christmas Jumper day and we had a week of Easter related fund raising activities including a “name the bunny” game, a tombola and cake stall all of which were kindly organised and run by our staff. The funds raised from these events have been topped up with further money raised throughout the year from dress down days and kind donations from our staff, clients and friends of Armstrong Foulkes.
Alan Riddiough, Centre Manager told us “It is increasingly more difficult to obtain large donations these days and your efforts are very much appreciated. The Charity provides Oxygen Therapy, Physiotherapy, Reflexology, and various other treatments to M.S. sufferers at our Therapy Centre. All monies raised goes to help and support sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis.”
This year we asked our clients to help us again pick a local charity we can help and I am pleased to announce that this year Armstrong Foulkes will be supporting Teesside & District Society for the Blind, a small independent charity assisting over 2,000 local blind and partially sighted people in the Teesside and surrounding areas and we can’t wait to get started!
On Friday 3rd July as Wimbledon fever was intensifying we decided it made the perfect theme for further fundraising in aid of our chosen charity for 2015, Middlesbrough MS Therapy Centre (see article of March 2015). Our staff prepared and hand delivered portions of strawberries and cream to friends, family and to staff in other offices within the Cleveland Business Centre. It was a huge success and people were very generous with their donations in return for this Wimbledon themed treat on a hot summers day. As well as the sale of strawberries and cream we also operated “Dress Down Friday” in our office allowing staff to come in casual clothing, for a fee of course! In total the firm raised from these 2 activities and generous donations a grand total of £101.20 in aid of Middlesbrough MS Therapy Centre. This will be added to the funds collected as the year progresses and presented to the charity later in the year. Thank you to all those who purchased strawberries and cream or who made a kind donation.
If anybody wishes to make a donation, it’s never too late and we are happy to receive them and forward these on for you. Alternatively if you would just like to find out more about the services provided by Middlesbrough MS Therapy Centre, stop in and speak to our staff or collect a leaflet from our reception desk.
As a firm who exclusively handle medical claims we are aware that many of our clients experience on-going difficulties as a result of their injuries or medical conditions. Many told us that either they or other family members have received support or treatment ranging physical or emotional from local charities. The work of these charities therefore means a lot to many of you and as a firm we felt we would like to do more to support our clients and the causes that are important to them. Every calendar year we intend to choose a new local charity to support. During the year our firm will make a set donation of £500 to the chosen charity in addition to our staff performing some fundraising activities during the year to add to this.
Our clients were recently asked to each nominate one charity and we were delighted by how many responses were received proposing lots of worthwhile local charities, every one of which deserves support. In order to make it a fair decision one of our Partners picked one at random to benefit from our support in 2015. We are delighted to announce that the chosen charity, nominated by Kenneth & June Ventress, is Middlesbrough Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, Unit B1 Stadium Court, Wallis Road, Skippers Lane Industrial Estate, South Bank, Middlesbrough, TS6 6JB. June Ventress tells us that her husband Kenneth has been attending the Centre for about 30 years and she is delighted they are to receive further donations as they rely heavily on support of this nature. Our firm has today made a donation of £500 to this charity and our staff are currently working on fundraising ideas so please watch this space!!
Partners: Hilton Armstrong, Joanne Dennison and Ashleigh Holt. Armstrong Foulkes LLP is a limited liability partnership registered
in England and Wales (registered number OC385318) which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
A list of members' names is available for inspection at our registered office Cleveland Business Centre, Watson Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 2RQ.
The word 'partner' refers to a member of the LLP who is a solicitor in England and Wales. We have a Legal Aid Franchise for Clinical Negligence work.