Sintons donates £25,000 to Children’s Cancer North

Law firm Sintons has made a significant donation to Children’s Cancer North following two years of fundraising efforts on its behalf as the firm’s nominated staff charity.

Sintons has handed over £25,000 to the much-loved charity, during a period of fundraising which spanned the COVID-19 pandemic, but saw Sintons becoming increasingly inventive in its use of online events and initiatives to ensure it continued to raise much-needed funds.

The pandemic marked an unprecedented period for charities as donations and fundraising opportunities dropped off overnight, but Sintons remained committed to supporting Children’s Cancer North – a charity with over 40 years of heritage in supporting individuals and families across the region affected by childhood cancer.

Events organised by Sintons included online gaming tournaments and quizzes, with in-person events – including a golf day and pool tournament – resuming once restrictions were lifted.

Children’s Cancer North was chosen as the focus of Sintons’ staff fundraising after a firm-wide vote. Over the years, Sintons has raised tens of thousands of pounds for regional good causes through choosing them as its staff charity. Recently, its new staff charity has been unveiled as The People’s Kitchen.

“We are delighted to have been able to make such a significant donation to Children’s Cancer North, much of which was generated during a period in which our many planned events and fundraising opportunities had to be revised,” said David Pritchard, head of Sintons’ CSR committee.

“We realised that the pandemic meant our fundraising was probably more vital then than ever before, so we really thought outside of the box and translated everything we could into online opportunities. That meant we could still offer the excellent events, for which Sintons is known, while generating funds.

“Our staff have been absolutely committed to doing all they can to support Children’s Cancer North, and we must also reiterate our thanks to clients and contemporaries for lending their support to our fundraising efforts. This donation will help this much-loved charity, both in terms of their research as well as their support for families, which make an amazing contribution to the lives of so many people across the North East and Cumbria.”

Emma Carson, Corporate Partnership Coordinator at Children’s Cancer North added “working with Sintons has been an absolute pleasure and we’ve loved seeing the creative approaches they’ve taken to office fundraising. From golf days to bake sales, it’s so amazing to see the whole team get really involved. Here at Children’s Cancer North, we really do appreciate everything they’ve done!

The money raised by Sintons will make a huge difference in helping to make lives better for children with cancer locally, allowing us to fund some amazing projects both on the wards and in the labs. Thank you Sintons!”

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