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Poole Townsend raise more than £35,000 for charities over 13 year fundraising drive

L-R: Claire Tooze, Liz Redmond and Michelle Proctor – Members of the Will and Estate Planning Team at Poole Townsend.

[P]roperty firm Poole Townsend has marked its 13th year of fundraising, with donations totalling £35,800 going towards a host of local charities.

The drive was initially launched in 2004 and over the last 13 years has supported various local causes, including St Mary’s Hospice, North West Air Ambulance, CancerCare, St John’s Hospice, Barrow Foodbank, Milnthorpe Church and many more.

Liz Redmond, Solicitor said: “We’re all absolutely delighted with the total of £35,800 raised so far. As a firm, we’ve always been proactive when it comes to charity fundraising, but only recently totalled up exactly how much we’ve raised since launching our initiative 13 years ago. Everyone at Poole Townsend is incredibly proud to be part of the Cumbria community and we’ve enjoyed every minute of the fundraising – although those who have taken part in challenges such as Born Survivor and marathon running might disagree!

“Working closely with worthy causes and vital charities for more than a decade has certainly been an eye-opening experience. We hope that we have not only helped them boost much-needed funds, but have also raised awareness about the phenomenal work they’re doing and the huge differences they’re making to the lives of local people.”

Poole Townsend has offices in locations around Cumbria, including Barrow, Ulverston, Grange-over-Sands, Milnthorpe and Kendal. Staff members at the branches have taken part in a number of activities throughout the drive in a bid to raise as much money as possible for worthy initiatives in the local area. Charity challenges have included the Keswick to Barrow walk, Born Survivor and skydiving.

Sponsorship funds have supported local events, such as the Dickensian Festival, Grange Christmas Lights Fund, and last year, the firm was the main sponsor for Kidfest in Barrow – the popular music festival specifically designed for families. Local sports teams have also received donations, including Milnthorpe Cricket Club, Ulverston Golf Club, Walney Terriers and Ulverston Hockey Club, as well as junior football teams in Barrow, Ulverston and Grange over Sands.

Liz added: “As we near the end of 2017 and complete another year of fundraising, we’re now looking to the year ahead and are keen to continue our charity drive throughout 2018. Supporting worthy causes in Cumbria is something that’s very important to us as a firm and we’re looking forward to boosting that £35,800 total further in the future.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to each and every one of our team members who put themselves up for various fundraising challenges, and another big thank you to all of our customers and supporters who have generously sponsored us over the years.”

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