First published in Around Saddleworth
During the coronavirus lockdown, Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers in Oldham have collected the cash they would normally spend of coffee and put it all into a pot for
Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre in Oldham.
Now an amazing £5,000 has been presented to the team at the Oldham Centre as part of a coffee2cash project.
Maggie’s was the chosen charity of the year for the solicitor’s firm but like many charities has been hit hard by the Corona pandemic.
“We had planned on helping out weekly in the garden, greenhouse, on open days and doing general kitchen work and baking,” said Suzanne Wright of Pearson, who has coordinated the project.
“A lot of sponsorship events have been cancelled and we wondered what we could do to help out, not all our staff want to run marathons and so we came up with coffee2cash idea. Instead of buying a cappuccino coming into work or having a late lunch caffeine pick-me-up we’ve been working from home, pocketing the pounds and donating it all to our chosen charity,” she added.
“It’s hard to believe how much we actually spend on coffee during normal office hours and there was an amazing £2,231.25 collected up.”
As a bonus, the kind-hearted Partners at Pearson dug deep and rounded it up to £5,000.
“2020 was supposed to be the year we ran the Manchester 10K, volunteered on a weekly basis and generally got all our staff involved in a charity close to many of our hearts and so the Partners decided to double up on the coffee collection,” said Partner and Practice Manager Joanne Ormston.
With no NHS or Government funding, Maggie’s relies on external assistance to keep open providing essential support for over 10,000 people in Oldham every year. Throughout the recent pandemic, it has provided online support and has recently opened its door again to visitors.
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