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Big Night Out raises funds for local charity’s mini bus
Article date: 18/11/2013
With the help of leading law firm, Higgs & Sons, Cerebral Palsy Midlands (CPM) have raised enough money to purchase a much needed new minibus for their organisation.
CPM has raised a staggering £25,000 as a result of numerous fundraising events, donations from two charitable trusts and the overwhelming generosity of the general public. In July, Higgs & Sons donated over 100 PC monitors to the charity to sell on to the public which helped to contribute valuable funds to this target.
With the old mini-bus in and out of the garage, it was essential for the charity to be able to replace it as soon as possible. The bus is the centre's only means of transport for members of the centre, meaning that at times, the group were unable to get out and about.
To celebrate the success of the campaign and to continue to raise vital funds, the charity organised a gala dinner "The Big Night Out" to thank those who have been involved, which was attended by Higgs & Sons' Clare Langford and Annabel Kay.
Clare commented, "This is a fantastic achievement for the charity, leaving them enough funds to not only pay for a new vehicle, but also assist with the organisation's day to day running costs."
CPM has been supporting and inspiring people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities since 1947. They rely purely on grants from charitable trusts, funding from local councils and donations from local businesses. This is why support from firms like Higgs & Sons is so instrumental to the running of organisations like CPM, with it costing in the region of £400,000 annually to sustain them.
Higgs & Sons works from two offices in the Black Country - Waterfront Business Park in Brierley Hill and Kingswinford. The firm employs over 200 people, which includes more than 100 specialist lawyers. The firm's Clinical Negligence team offer specialist legal advice to families affected by cerebral palsy and have therefore seen the benefit of charitable support from organisations such as Cerebral Palsy Midlands first-hand.
To find out more about Higgs & Sons, call 0845 111 5050 or visit www.higgsandsons.co.uk.