Sintons staff present cheque for £7,400 to Charlie Bear Cancer Appeal

Staff at Newcastle-based law firm Sintons have presented a cheque for £7,400 to the Charlie Bear Cancer Appeal, one of the North’s leading cancer charities, and the firm’s Charity of the Year in 2012. This money will go to support the introduction of Cyber Surgery at the Freeman Hospital’s Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC). The ‘Cyber Surgery’ service will be equipped with the next generation technology and will be the first of its kind outside London.

Amanda Maskery, partner in the firm’s Healthcare team and also chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility committee said: “Charlie Bear has been a great charity to support over the last year and we’re really pleased this money will help to bring something as important as Cyber Surgery to the region. It is great to support local charities and our staff always put a huge amount of energy and creativity into fund raising and this year is no exception.

“It was particularly pleasing to sponsor the first Charlie Bear Art Fair at the Lit & Phil in Newcastle, organised by a small group of people, themselves recovering from cancer, which raised an additional amount.”

Dr Ian Pedley, Head of Radiotherapy at NCCC said: “This generous donation from staff at Sintons is invaluable as we enter phase 2 of our Cyber Surgery appeal. It will help ensure the North East and Cumbria remains at the cutting edge of cancer treatment in the UK. We expect the equipment will be in place from mid March and following a period of commissioning, to be fully operational by the Autumn.”

For 2013, staff at Sintons have chosen to support Down’s Syndrome North East alongside other longstanding commitments to The Sage Gateshead and various local grass roots sports clubs.

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