G+E name York Against Cancer and Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal as new charity partners

Garbutt + Elliott has revealed it will be supporting and raising money for two Yorkshire charities over the next 12 months.

York Against Cancer and the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal, two charities that support families throughout the region, have been chosen as the firm’s charity partners.

Last year the firm reached its fundraising goal of £15,000 for its charity partners The Yorkshire Breast Cancer Haven and Special Stars Foundation, with each receiving £7,500.

Commenting on the charity selection, and the upcoming activity for the year, Nigel Shaw, partner and head of corporate social responsibility at Garbutt + Elliott, said: “We are pleased to have partnered with these two very worthwhile causes for our charity work in 2017. They provide crucial support and services to people in Yorkshire and both rely on support from individuals and businesses.

“All of our staff have shown over the last year that they are dedicated to our charity work and, as a result, raised significant sums for The Yorkshire Breast Cancer Haven and Special Stars Foundation. We know this enthusiasm will continue and we can’t wait to start our fundraising efforts for our new charity partners.”

“As well as raising funds for our charity partners we also undertake pro-bono work and volunteer roles to ensure we continue giving back to our local communities.”

Planned activity for the next 12 months includes staff running the Leeds and York 10K races, and some of the firm’s partners taking on the Three Peaks Challenge. Garbutt + Elliott is also planning on organising a bake sale, dress-down days, raffles and many other fundraising activities throughout the year.

York Against Cancer is a small, independent charity that provides help and support for cancer patients and their families in York and North Yorkshire. The charity also helps to fund vital research and education programmes aimed at preventing and curing cancer in the future. The charity has raised more than £14 million since its launch, and 2017 marks its 30th anniversary.

Julie Russell, General Manager of York Against Cancer, said: “We are very happy to have been chosen as one of Garbutt + Elliott’s charity partners for 2017. We are only able to make a difference to the patients and families we support and fund cancer research through the fantastic support we receive from businesses, schools and individuals.

“The fundraising activity Garbutt + Elliott has planned will continue to raise the crucial funds we need to continue providing services to those in our area who require it.”

Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal aims to make the wards, theatres, parent waiting rooms and day case areas as child and family friendly as possible, which includes decorating children’s wards, and providing artwork that make a family’s experience of Leeds Children’s Hospital as comfortable as possible.

Sharon Evans, Fundraising Development Manager at the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal, said: “We have supported more than 200,000 children throughout Yorkshire over the last 12 months, enabling them to access state-of-the-art treatment and making their experience of hospital as comfortable as possible.

“Donations from individuals and businesses are crucial to our work and we know Garbutt + Elliott raised a really impressive amount of money last year, so we are thrilled that they have chosen the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal as a partner for the next 12 months. We’re very excited by the commitment of their employees to charity work and what they already planned for this year.”