Ladies raise £10,000 for CLAN

Alexandra Smith from Stronachs with the CLAN inspired necklace by Sinclairs of Inverurie
Alexandra Smith from Stronachs with the CLAN inspired necklace by Sinclairs of Inverurie

A ladies’ afternoon tea party organised by Stronachs LLP raised more than £10,000 for CLAN – seeing the law firm reach its annual target for its chosen charity in a matter of hours.

More than 80 women attended the sold out “Tea in the Park” event at Hazlehead Park, with guests contributing to CLAN through raffle tickets, bidding on auction prizes and taking part in games.

One of the biggest prizes was a custom made 12 carat amethyst necklace based on the CLAN logo which was designed, created and donated by Sinclairs of Inverurie.

All proceeds from the event were contributed to CLAN, the law firm’s nominated charity for 2016, and lawyers from Stronachs even formed an acoustic trio to provide entertainment throughout the afternoon.

The event, held at The Park Cafe at Hazlehead, was organised by the full service law firm’s charity and social committee which is chaired by partner Carol Crowther.

She said: “We are thrilled to have achieved our fundraising target for CLAN so quickly and it’s given us huge encouragement to continue to do all we can to support this inspirational charity.

“This simply wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity and support of our staff, our clients, business contacts and local people who have supported our fundraising efforts and we’d like to thank each of them for helping us raise such a fantastic sum of money for this much needed cause.”

Staff from Stronachs will now continue their fundraising activities for CLAN as a team of 15 from the law firm prepare to take part in the two-day Ride the North cycle challenge in August.

Susan Crighton, CLAN’s fundraising manager said: “We’re extremely grateful to Stronachs for organising this hugely successful event and for pledging to support CLAN throughout the year.

“We cannot thank everyone involved in raising this generous donation enough, this kind of support is absolutely crucial in allowing CLAN to provide vital services to those affected by cancer in the north-east.”