Staff at Shulmans LLP have launched a year of fundraising for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Colleagues at the Leeds-based corporate law firm will hold a Yorkshire tea party in May to celebrate the 12-month partnership, which will see staff taking part in a variety of activities to raise money for the charity.
Yorkshire Cancer Research recently announced an ambitious new strategy to raise £100m over the next 10 years, with the aim of saving 2,000 lives in Yorkshire each year by 2025. People in Yorkshire are more likely to get cancer, and more likely to die from it, than people living in most other areas of England.
Tim Halstead, Shulmans’ managing partner, said: “Although a firm with a national and international reach, we are strongly committed to supporting the Yorkshire region, its businesses and its people.
“We are very proud to be supporting Yorkshire Cancer Research and the amazing work that they do. Most of us will know people who have suffered from cancer at some point in their lives, so this is something that will be close to many people’s hearts and that is why we will be doing our best to raise money on their behalf this year.”
Sophie Bunker, community engagement officer at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Shulmans for choosing to support our charity. The money raised will make a huge difference in our aim to save more Yorkshire lives.
“Moving forward, corporate partnerships will play an extremely important role in our goal to increase our income to £10m every year.”