Standing with Macmillan

November 1, 2018

St James’ Square’s 2018 Charity of the Year is Macmillan

Macmillan’s ambition is to reach and improve the lives of every person living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same. It is such a fantastic charity and one the St James’ Square team is very proud to be associated with. The aim is to raise as much money as possible to support Macmillan’s wonderful causes. At the end of 2018, St James’ Square will match the monies raised by their staff and clients.

Paul Monaghan, managing partner of St James’ Square Law Firm, explains why Macmillan is such a worthy charity to support and why it is one very close to his heart: “My Auntie, Rita Monaghan, died from cancer when she was only 30 years old and whilst it was a long time ago, my family will never forget the care she received from the Macmillan nurses, especially towards the end of her life.

“The work that Macmillan do is nothing short of amazing. They help so many people and their families as they deal with all of the cruelty that cancer can bring. We will always be grateful to Macmillan for everything they did for my Auntie.

“All monies raised by St James’ Square staff and clients will be doubled by the firm and I will be very proud at the end of 2018 when we are able to give Macmillan £10,000 as I know it will help so many families like mine.”

Throughout the year, staff and clients have been involved in running, walking, dress down Fridays and baking (and eating). The highlight so far has been the Charity Karting and Client Networking Event at Karting North East. The day saw 28 teams, made up of clients and staff, karting in an endurance race with trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. David Barber, a volunteer from Macmillan, also came along and shared his emotional story.

Erin Fairley, Macmillan fundraising manager said: “We are delighted that St James’ Square Law Firm have chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as their Charity of the Year 2018. They have set themselves an incredible target of £10,000 which would enable us to fund a Macmillan nurse for 357 hours, helping us to give vital support to people living with cancer. Being told ‘you have cancer’ can affect so much more than your health – it can affect your family, your job, even your ability to pay the bills. But life with cancer is still life. We get that. And, after over 100 years of helping so many people, we get what’s most important; that we treat everyone as a person, not just a patient. Partnerships like this enable us to do just that, as we can reach more people who need Macmillan today.”

Donations can be made via the firm’s JustGiving link: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stjamessquare

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