Harrison Clark Rickerbys make a difference for local cancer patients

Donations to the Hospital’s Focus Fund in memory of Dan Cambridge, partner with Cheltenham law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys, will fund three new chemotherapy chairs for local cancer patients. Focus will also benefit from money raised at a Great Gatsby-themed ball which the firm held in September, which will help to provide further equipment for cancer patients.

Dan, who died in January, aged 36, after a long illness, was treated at the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre, and his widow Gwyn wanted to enable other patients to receive treatment in greater comfort – the new rise-and-recline chairs offer greatly increased comfort for patients who are receiving chemotherapy treatment for long periods.

The ball, held at Hatherley Manor, raised almost £20,000 and FOCUS will receive £15,000 of that, with the rest going to other local causes supported by the firm’s own charitable trust. With a live jazz band, Charleston dancers, and an MC/auctioneer dressed as a gangster ready to relieve guests of their cash – one auction lot attracted a £6,000 bid – the event also featured a casino.

Simon Gilmour, partner with the firm’s employment team, said: “This year saw the very sad passing of one of our partners, Dan Cambridge. In his memory, we pledged that a large proportion of the proceeds from this ball would go to FOCUS who treated Dan and looked after him so very well. The evening was a great success, and guests were very generous, which the charities will very much appreciate.”

We are very grateful to Gwyn Cambridge and Harrison Clark Rickerbys for their support of our Focus Fund.

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