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24 November 2016

Law Society raises £15,000 in aid of CLIC Sargent

A packed year of fundraising activities by members of the Law Society of Northern Ireland has raised more than £15,000 for CLIC Sargent, the cancer charity supporting children and young people.

The Society, which represents solicitors throughout Northern Ireland, has over the course of the last year been supporting and fundraising on behalf of CLIC Sargent its chosen charity of the year.

Perhaps the most successful fundraising event was the CLIC-athon challenge in June 2016, which saw members of the legal profession in Northern Ireland battle it out in front of the High Court on ‘spin bikes’ to secure the furthest distances traveled in an hour.

Twenty five teams of solicitors, barristers and members of the Judiciary including Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan gave their time and energy to raise money for CLIC Sargent.

Other fundraising activities have included a golf day and charity raffles all of which have contributed to the final amount raised.

Commenting the President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, John Guerin said:

“We are delighted to have supported CLIC Sargent and to have raised over £15,000 which will go towards supporting the invaluable work which CLIC Sargent provide in support of children and young people with cancer. The Society is grateful to the members of the legal profession and judiciary who been so supportive”.

Nadine Campbell, Fundraising Manager with CLIC Sargent said:

“We would like to thank the Law Society of Northern Ireland and its President John Guerin for their commitment and dedication in raising this fantastic amount of money in support for CLIC Sargent. The money raised can support four families to stay in our Homes for four months”.