Lee Bramley, partner with law firm Endeavour Partnership, talks about a corporate fundraising event which he hopes will help a charity close to his heart reach a major milestone…
The Finlay Cooper Fund was set up by former Boro player Colin Cooper and his wife Julie, after they lost their son in a tragic choking accident shortly before his second birthday.
Along with Graham Fordy and Nick Waites, I’ve been a trustee of the fund since it launched almost 12 years ago, and we’re very proud of the fact we’ve raised hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Money raised by the charity goes to many individual children’s causes, along with local children’s hospices and similar organisations.
I got involved in the charity to help Colin and Julie do some good in memory of Finlay. I never imagined we’d still be going strong all these years later, having raised £600,000 to date.
But now would be the worst time to stop – because we think raising £1m sounds even better!
We’ve just embarked on a series of new fundraising events, and by far one of our biggest is our fifth biennial ball, which is being held in the Marquee at Wynyard Hall, on Friday June 15.
It’s a black-tie event, with a three-course meal, live music from the Phat Tyrtles and all the usual live auctions and raffle prizes to be won.
We’re appealing to the Teesside business community to help us with our fundraising efforts, and help us reach our £1m target.
Tables of 10 are available for £795 each, or individual tickets at £80 each, and they can be reserved by emailing email@example.com
Thanks for reading – and we look forward to hearing from you!
Trustee, Finlay Cooper Fund
Partner, Endeavour Partnership