Thompsons Solicitors supports breast cancer charity in dragon boat race20 June 2016
Staff from Thompsons’ Stoke and Birmingham offices raises money for Breast Friends
Thompsons Solicitors’ staff members have raised funds in aid of breast cancer charity, Breast Friends, after taking part in a charitable dragon boat race.
Fifteen staff members from Thompsons’ Stoke and Birmingham offices participated in the annual dragon boat race, held at Himley Hall in Staffordshire on 22 May. Over the course of the day, the Thompsons’ team roared across the finishing line of three races, achieving 17th place overall.
Breast Friends is a volunteer-run charity, based in Solihull, which aims to raise awareness of breast cancer while encouraging people to recognise symptoms of the disease so that they can seek early diagnosis and treatment.
The charity also provides support and help for sufferers with breast cancer by running social groups where people can share their experiences living with the disease.
The 2016 dragon boat race, organised by Wolverhampton rotary Club, attracted more than 3,000 participants and spectators to the annual event. Since its launch in 2000, the race has raised £320,000 for charities across the UK.
Richard Johnson, a senior supervisor at Thompsons Solicitors and dragon boat race team member, said: “As always, this year’s dragon boat race proved to be a fantastic day for all attending and taking part, and a great opportunity to fundraise for charity.
“At Thompsons we have supported hundreds of breast cancer patients who have suffered misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis of breast cancer, and charities such as Breast Friends provide a vital support network to breast cancer patients at the point of diagnosis and into the future.
“We are thrilled with our race results and proud to have raised a substantial sum for Breast Friends as our chosen charity for this year’s dragon boat race event.”
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