Hairy challenge for solicitors firm raises money for Barnsley Hospice

1 December 2015

The three staff at Raleys who have grown their beards to raise money for charity. This photo was supplied by Capital B Media, a public relations and media training agency based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. For more information, please visit www.capitalbmedia.co.uk A team from Raleys Solicitors in Barnsley have taken on a hairy challenge to raise money for charity.

The three, Ben Williamson, John Welch and Steve Fearnley, have been growing their beards throughout November for Barnsley Hospice.

The trio have collected £140 in sponsorship money which will be matched by the firm’s managing partners.

Solicitor John Welch said: “It’s great to raise money for such a worthy local cause. Growing the beards has prompted numerous comments and this has given us opportunity to tell others about the hospice and its fantastic work.

“The beards may even stay, especially if they continue to prompt questions about why we’ve grown them.”

Raleys regularly raises money for local charities with coffee mornings, dress-down days and sponsored events. In December they plan to raise more money for the hospice by asking staff to make donations rather than sending each other Christmas cards.

Zoe Mitchell, from Barnsley Hospice, said: “We really appreciate the lengths people go to to raise money for the hospice. We have to raise more than £2m a year to stay open, so every donation is vital.”

Notes to editor

Attached photograph shows (left to right) Ben Williamson, John Welch and Steve Fearnley.

Individual ‘before’ and ‘after’ photographs are also available.

Raleys Solicitors are based in Regent Street in the centre of Barnsley. The firm, which was set up in 1883, offers advice in personal injury, work-related disease, medical negligence, accidents at work, criminal injury claims, employment law, conveyancing, wills, trust and probate, and court of protection.

For more information about Raleys go to www.raleys.co.uk

For more information about Barnsley Hospice go to www.barnsleyhospice.org

Media contact at Raleys: Carol Gill at Carol.Gill@raleys.co.uk or Maxine Scott at Maxine.Scott@raleys.co.uk

Additional media contact: Kate Betts on 01226 766900 or 07792 764891 or at kate@capitalbmedia.co.uk

This press release was prepared by Capital B Media, a public relations and media training agency based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. For more details about our PR services, please visit www.capitalbmedia.co.uk

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