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Horwich Farrelly Smashes Annual Fundraising Target with £18,000 Raised for Mummy’s Star

May, 5, 2016

Horwich Farrelly has raised a staggering £18,000 for cancer charity Mummy’s Star over the last year – beating their original target by an incredible £8,000.

The charity was selected by the firm’s 700 employees last spring with a 12-month fundraising target set of £10,000. During that time employees, clients and suppliers have been involved in a wide range of events, both to raise vital funds and improve awareness of the charity’s important work.

Presentation of cheque to Mummy's Star

Pete Wallroth, founder of Mummy’s Star & Rob Barrett, Managing Partner of Horwich Farrelly, holding the charity cheque surrounded by some of the firm’s fundraisers.

Activities ranged from a 50-mile bike ride from the firm’s Sheffield office to our Manchester headquarters, throwing wet sponges at Partners and a night time assault course in the Scottish borders.

Some employees went even further in their own personal efforts with one person holding a raffle at their wedding, raising £200, and another who shaved his head raising a further £113.

The amount raised for the charity is the highest in the firm’s near 50-year history. In addition, the fundraising activities have been shortlisted in the prestigious Better Society Awards 2016.

Mummy’s Star is the only charity in the UK and Ireland dedicated to families affected by cancer during pregnancy, and aims to provide reliable information, advice and support for families affected by cancer during pregnancy or soon after a child’s birth.

This includes a private online forum providing emotional support to women and their families, advocacy on their behalf with medical teams and other support agencies, and a small grants programme which gives families some much needed financial breathing space.

Rob Barrett, Managing Partner of Horwich Farrelly, commented: “It has always been extremely important to us to give something back to the local community as well as to those in need further afield.

“We are delighted with the total raised for Mummy’s Star, as well as the enthusiasm of our employees, clients and suppliers for all of the events in which we have been involved over the past year. The charity has inspired generosity across the board, and we hope the money raised can go some way to help support families who are going through some of the toughest times of their lives.”

Horwich Farrelly's charity committee

Pete Wallroth (seated) with members of Horwich Farrelly’s charity committee

Pete Wallroth, founder of Mummy’s Star, adds: “The support Horwich Farrelly has given the charity has been incredible from the word go, with so much passion and enthusiasm shown. We’re simply blown away by the amount raised and, with us being a small charity, we can make this stretch so far in terms of support for our families – whether it be providing them with respite breaks, childcare around families’ treatment regimes, counselling support after treatment/surgery and much, much more.

“The bigger impact though for us is how much employees have taken the charity to their hearts, seeing first-hand how our work supports families, meeting some of the families we help and hearing directly about what their donations mean. The firm’s people have taken a personal interest in our work and have been profoundly impacted by it.

“Since Horwich Farrelly began supporting us, we have grown and now cover Scotland as well as both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Therefore, this kind of fundraising is very timely as we are now seeing families from further afield now getting in touch for support.”

For further details about the charity visit their website.

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