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North east firms boost charity coffers

19 November 2008

Legal teams at two north-east law firms have boosted the coffers of charities recently with their efforts to raise money.

Raeburn Christie Clark and Wallace raised £6,500 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust from fundraising activities that took place throughout the year.

Employees from the firm’s offices in Aberdeen, Ellon, Banchory, Inverurie and Stonehaven hosted events such as a charity concert, quiz night, cake sales, lunches and competitions to raise the cash.

Ledingham Chalmers LLP in Aberdeen raised more than £2,000 for Children in Need through a combination of activities led by the private client department on Friday 14 November.

Having borrowed an Aston Martin sports coupe from a client, associate and well-known local thespian Craig Pike dressed up as James Bond, while his colleagues in commercial property dressed up as cops, robbers, doctors, nurses and patients. Employment law partner Lili Hunter donned a blonde wig to host a spoof “Hell’s kitchen with Fanny Cradock”.

Chairman David Laing said: “Colleagues work tirelessly each year to raise funds for good causes and Children in Need gives us a chance to bring some fun and variety to the office.”

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