Stockport based leading law firm Gorvins Solicitors has teamed up with national charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to support them in a year-long programme of fund-raising activities throughout 2015.
The charity which is commemorating its 20th anniversary this year is fundraising to increase awareness of young sudden cardiac death (YSDC) and the shocking statistic that at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions every week in the UK.
Events have already been scheduled to help CRY, including the firm’s annual summer Five-a-Side Football tournament and the GAFTA’s (Gorvins’ movie themed quiz night). Employees are also encouraged to volunteer and take part in the Organisation’s own events and fundraising activities to support the charity.
To follow the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, the twelve month partnership is centred on one Equity Partner embarking on the ‘Challenge of a Lifetime’. 2015 sees Andrew Curwen, Head of the Corporate – Commercial team, make a significant contribution to CRY.
This follows Managing Partner Lorraine Lockie’s efforts throughout 2014 which took her on a gruelling cycle ride across Tanzania in support of Genesis Research Trust.
Commenting on this, Andrew said “It’s great to be part of an initiative which sees a fantastic amount of money raised for a truly worthwhile cause. Lorraine threw down the gauntlet last year and I am excited to see what challenge lies ahead for me. Although it will be tough, the benefits for the charity and its supporters will be phenomenal.”
Since its formation in 1995, CRY has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). It continues to support young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by it.
Chief Executive of CRY, Alison Cox MBE commented on the partnership to say “2015 is a very special year for CRY as we mark our 20th anniversary and celebrate our many milestones and achievements.
“Since we launched in 1995, CRY has gone from strength to strength – thanks to the generosity and fundraising efforts of the public, families who have been affected by sudden death and many local businesses and organisations across the UK. As a result of this tremendous support, we have been able to develop and grow a range of specialist services, from screening and research through to our network of specialist bereavement support.
“Therefore, on behalf of all of us at CRY, I would like to say a huge “thank you” to the team at Gorvins Solicitors for choosing us as one of their beneficiaries and for recognising the importance of our work in helping to save young lives.”
We hope the message will be spread across the North West and we look forwarded to working with Gorvins throughout 2015 on their fundraising efforts.”
Paul Longmire, Marketing Manager and Head of the firm’s Charity’s Committee said “We are very proud of our flourishing CSR programme and are excited to be involved in a wide range of volunteering and fundraising activities to raise both money and the profiles of our chosen charities within the region and amongst the clients we work with.”
The firm is also supporting local Stockport charity Beechwood Cancer Care’s Silver Wing Appeal which marks its 25th anniversary this year.
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