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Over £38,000 presented to charity

Peter Smith presenting the cheque to Rebecca ElphickNational law firm Freeths have completed 18 months of supporting Cancer Research UK by presenting a cheque for over £38,000 to the charity.

The funds were raised through a variety of events and activities, including taking part in TrekFest 2015 in the Peak District, dress down days and bake sales across all offices, a climb of Mount Snowdon, The Robin Hood Half Marathon and of course the 2014 Tour de Freeths cycle relay.

Peter Smith, Chief Executive of Freeths, said: “We were delighted to be able to present a cheque for over £38,000 to Cancer Research UK to support the vital work they do every day to combat cancer.

"Staff from our 11 offices have made a great team effort to support the charity over the past 18 months, through both fundraising events and volunteering activities. Everyone at Freeths should be proud of the substantial donation we have made to CRUK.”

Rebecca Elphick, Local Fundraising Manager for CRUK, said: “On behalf of everyone at Cancer Research UK I’d like to thank all the staff from Freeths, as well as those who supported them in their fundraising, for raising a staggering £38,741.28 for the charity.

"Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Over the past 40 years survival rates have doubled - today half of all cancer patients will survive but we want to accelerate progress and see three quarters of people surviving the disease in the next 20 years.

"We rely on our dedicated scientists, doctors, nurses, and the generosity of our supporters across the UK to help us achieve this and thanks to the money raised by the staff from Freeths we will beat cancer sooner.”