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Ilkley law firm pledges to raise thousands for cancer charity

Julia O’Connor and Catherine Scholfield from LCF Law taking part in the ‘Tour De LCF Law’ to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

An Ilkley law firm has announced a packed calendar of activities to raise thousands of pounds for its 2024 nominated charity Yorkshire Cancer Research.

LCF Law employs 145 people across its four offices in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Ilkley.

Each year its team members are invited to give a presentation on a charity that they would like to nominate for the firm’s annual fundraising efforts, before all their colleagues vote which charity to back.

Last year LCF Law raised £10,000 for the Bone Cancer Trust and following a presentation from Sarah McCann from the firm’s conveyancing team, Yorkshire Cancer Research was chosen for 2024.

One of the fundraising activities planned will see 13 members of the team taking part in the Leeds Half Marathon on 13th May.

Members of the firm are also taking part in a sponsored ‘Tour De LCF Law’ cycle challenge and have collaborated with PureGym to set up static bikes in the offices. They hope to cover the distance from Yorkshire to the Tour De France finishing point in Nice, which is 1,064 miles.

Sarah said: “Cancer is a horrible disease, and everyone will know someone close to them who has or is fighting a fight against it. I have a close friend who was shockingly diagnosed with breast cancer last year at the age of 39. She completed her chemotherapy treatment and has undergone surgery but devastatingly she’s now been told her cancer is incurable.

“I nominated Yorkshire Cancer Research because it does the most amazing job of funding research to help prevent cancer. The number of people surviving cancer has doubled in the last 40 years and research is continuing to change what it means to have cancer. Everything we raise this year will help leading researchers in Yorkshire, along with experts across the UK and throughout the world, to improve cancer survival.

“Our main fundraiser is the half marathon, which my friend will also be taking part in, which goes to show you what a determined person she is and that anything is possible, even with a life-limiting disease.

“The genuine interest and positive feedback from my colleagues at LCF Law is heartening, and throughout the year we’ll continually be raising money for the charity. LCF Law also match funds everything we raise, doubling our total, which is fabulous.”

Yorkshire Cancer Research has been funding research and saving lives since 1925. Today the charity is the biggest funder of cancer research study places in Yorkshire, bringing vital world leading research and expertise to the region. Money raised by LCF Law will be used to support research into new ways to prevent or manage cancer, help find cancer sooner when it’s often easier to treat, and also improve cancer treatment and pioneer new services. 

Want to contribute to the LCF fundraising? Visit the JustGiving page here.

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