Employees at the Birmingham office of a national commercial property consultancy have raised more than £7,000 for a new Midland hospice.

Lambert Smith Hampton staff staged a series of office fundraisers including cake bake offs, dress down days, raffles, themed events for national celebrations such as the Queen’s Jubilee and a Christmas fair.

The Marie Curie Big Build Appeal, which aimed to raise £7 million to build a new £20 million hospice in Solihull, was the office charity for the past three years.

Debbie Hyland, who leads the charity and social committee at LSH in Birmingham, said: “We are really proud to have contributed to the charity’s £7 million target and know that, with our help, the hospice is now up and running and can support many local cancer sufferers.”

* Pictured are Donna Dodd and Dawn Bennett from LSH, Emma Bryant from Marie Curie, and Ruth Hernandez Turner and Debbie Hyland from LSH