Ellisons Solicitors are delighted to announce that the firm has raised a total of 6,000, all in aid of the Rob George Foundation.

Throughout August, the firm divided into 7 teams and were challenged with raising as much money as possible during a four week period. Each team was given an initial 20 to spend as they wished – they could add it to their final total or perhaps use it as part of their challenge!

The teams went head to head and the competition kicked off. There was afternoon tea, the ice bucket challenge, waxing, bake offs, raffles, auctions, Friday breakfasts and much, much more!

Guy Longhurst, Senior Partner said: ‘I am very pleased at how the firm embraced the challenge with such enthusiasm, giving up time, money, body hair and in some cases their dignity! It was great fun and for a very worthy cause.’

The Rob George Foundation was founded in January 2014 in loving memory of Rob George, who died aged 21 on 9th December 2013 following a long battle with acute myeloid leukaemia. The Foundation has two aims: to help young people who are facing financial difficulties as they battle life-threatening or terminal illnesses, and to provide financial support to gifted youngsters in the worlds of sport or the performing arts but who are held back by their financial situation.

Philip George, Rob’s father, said: “The team at Ellisons embody the spirit of enthusiasm that we’ve seen from so many supporters. We were delighted when we heard that Ellisons were to raise funds for the Rob George Foundation and we congratulate them, not only on raising such a staggering amount of money, but also on having such fabulous – and sometimes highly amusing – fundraising ideas. The money they donate will go to young people who are facing huge challenges; for example, we’ve just given some financial support to a young family where mum has renal cancer. Our aim is to make a difference – an objective that is being realised with the help of Ellisons and all our fundraisers.”