City cancer charity ‘blown away’ by gift

CAVENDISH Cancer Care in Sheffield has been given £50,000 by city law firm Irwin Mitchell.

Staff at the company have taken part in a wide array of events after the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation named Broomhall-based Cavendish as their Charity of the Year for two successive years.

Activities have ranged from a 36-hour darts marathon to a netball tournament and from taking part in London and Sheffield marathons to releasing a charity single on iTunes.

As well as the cash donation, Irwin Mitchell helped Cavendish with printing services, design work and PR and legal support. They also held regular markets where staff sold books and cakes to other organisations and businesses.

Lady Neill, a vice-president of Cavendish, collected the donation at a Champagne drinks reception at Irwin Mitchell’s Riverside East offices last Thursday night.

Sally Eustace, the charity’s corporate partnership manager, said: “We are completely blown away by Irwin Mitchell’s hugely generous donation.

“Never in a million years did we expect to receive such as massive boost, especially in the current economic climate. It really is incredible that there are so many people at the firm who care and are willing to spend time and money supporting us.”