Law firm raises £10,000 for charity in 48 hours

L-R: Will Budge, Fiona O’Kane, Jon Bower, Joanne Boyle and Alastair Mitton

The Bristol office of national law firm Bond Dickinson has raised more than £10,000 for its chosen charity St Peter’s Hospice in less than 48 hours.

The 250-strong Bristol team raised the money through a range of volunteering and fundraising activities. Bond Dickinson staff dedicated more than 70 hours to volunteer in 25 St Peter’s Hospice shops across Bristol working with the staff and volunteers to assist them in their work.

45 Bond Dickinson employees also took part in the Tour de Bristol and challenged themselves to cycle up to 100km, raising over £9,000. The firm also organised a bucket collection at Ashton Gate stadium during the Bristol City match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, which raised a further £1,000, thanks to the generosity of the football supporters.

Jon Bower, partner at Bond Dickinson, said: “St Peter’s Hospice has a strong personal resonance for our firm as our colleague Robert Pope received care at the hospice before sadly passing away. The Tour de Bristol marked the first anniversary of his death and so we wanted to do something special in his memory and as a tribute to the work the hospice does to support patients and their families.”

Simon Caraffi, Chief Executive at St Peter’s Hospice, added: “We are overwhelmed with the fantastic support we’re receiving from Bond Dickinson. Support from local businesses is our lifeblood and it is with the help of businesses like Bond Dickinson that we can continue to provide vital care for patients and their families in Bristol.”