A North Wales law firm has raised £117,925 to support the vital work of Tenovus Cancer Care.
Gamlins Law helped to raise the money after backing the charity’s Free Wills Month.
Clients were able to take advantage of free wills and were given the opportunity to leave a donation to Tenovus Cancer Care in their will if they wanted to.
The £117,925 was made up of cash legacies and shares of estates that were left.
The support for the cancer charity is one of the key initiatives of the law firm’s ‘Give with Gamlins’ initiative, launched two years ago.
Since then, the firm has completed almost 2,000 hours of volunteering and given over £1.2million of pro bono legal advice.
Free legal clinics are held every week at the firm’s six offices in Rhyl, Abergele, Ruthin, Mold, Denbigh and Holywell, allowing members of the public to drop in and receive advice.
The clinics provide guidance in several legal areas including family, employment, criminal and property.
Gamlins Law staff also regularly get involved in charitable activities including cake sales, coffee mornings and dragon boat races, while also taking part in beach clean-ups and collections for food and clothing banks.
An anti-plastic initiative was also launched as part of ‘Give with Gamlins’ with the firm supplying all staff with reusable water bottles and coffee cups.
Staff are also actively encouraged to take on extra responsibilities in their local communities. This includes Elissa Thursfield and Enlli Williams who are both volunteer crew members with the RNLI lifeboat station in Abersoch.
Ron Davison, Managing Director of Gamlins Law, said: “We are delighted to have helped to raise such a significant sum of money towards the work of Tenovus Cancer Care.
“It is part of a much-valued relationship which will see us supporting Free Wills Month again in 2020 and also undertaking several other high profile initiatives within our communities.”
Louise Swindell, Development Manager for the charity, said: “The support of businesses like Gamlins Law is absolutely vital in funding the work that Tenovus Cancer Care does in providing the support and treatment to people with cancer and their loved ones as well as well as conducting and funding research to improve cancer outcomes and experiences.”