Raising awareness & funds for Secondary1st
Raising awareness and supporting community projects, national charitable events and smaller local charities with fundraising and volunteering opportunities throughout the year, has always been important to Tollers Solicitors. Each year, as a firm, the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (CSR) considers various charitable organisations to support as our designated “Charity of the Year”.
For the financial year April 2019 – March 2020 the firm’s CSR Committee chose a small charity, Secondary1st, as their “Charity of the Year”.
Secondary1st supports important research into the treatment, diagnosis, cause and prevention of secondary breast cancer. The charity was established in 2015 by the family of Rosie Choueka, a talented lawyer who blogged her journey and experience of secondary breast cancer. Rosie’s blog is available to view from the Secondary1st website: www.secondary1st.org.uk
The decision to support this charity came after one of the firm’s employees, Alex Gill, sadly lost her sister Charlie to secondary breast cancer in 2018 at the young age of 40. Charlie and her family had been supported by Secondary1st through Charlie’s own journey.
The firm held several events and activities over the year to raise funds for the charity which included regular bake sales, weekly dress down days and our annual Christmas “Bake Off” competition.
Tollers also held a sponsored leg wax for some very willing male members of the firm, an activity which raised some £300 alone. Alex Gill was keen to volunteer her skills to implement this hands-on!
Alex Gill and Chair of the CSR Committee Tonina Ashby were pleased to be able to “virtually” present a cheque to Secondary1st in respect of funds raised.
As a firm we are thrilled to have raised a total of over £1,900 for Secondary1st. We hope that our efforts during our time of support help in some way towards raising awareness and funding the vital research needed to help find a cure for secondary breast cancer.