Marie Curie Cancer Care’s ambitious Big Build project, launched to create a brand new state-of-the-art hospice in Solihull, has received backing from trainees solicitors at a Birmingham law firm.
The trainee solicitors at Anthony Collins Solicitors have launched a year long fundraising initiative in aid of the Big Build, a two-year fundraising campaign to raise £7 million for the new hospice.
It aims to provide first-class facilities, increased patient capacity and expanded day care and outpatient services.
With their own individual, en-suite rooms, patients will have the privacy and dignity they deserve as well as space to spend time with their families.
The team of eight strong trainees hope to reach a target of £3,500 by next October.
Claudia Gilham, one of the trainees at Anthony Collins Solicitors said: “The rest of the firm are really behind us and with their support we are confident that we will reach our target. We chose the Big Build project because it’s something that will benefit our local community, now and future generations, by offering the care and support patients and families need in a modern, comfortable environment.”
To kick start fundraising efforts, Victoria Fullilove and Claudia Gilham ran the Birmingham Half Marathon, known as the Bupa Great Birmingham Run in October.
The next 12 months will see the team raise money through a variety of firm wide activities including cake sales, dragon boat racing and a zip wire event.
Rick Parfitt from Marie Curie Cancer Care said; “We have been overwhelmed with public support for Marie Curie’s Big Build Appeal and would like to say a huge thank you to the team at Anthony Collins for their commitment to supporting the new hospice for the West Midlands and to ensuring that we can continue to deliver high-quality care to patients at the end of their lives.”