With the fantastic support of clients and contacts, Beswicks Legal has raised a staggering £35,000 for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

Team Beswicks’ fundraising efforts were organised as a way of paying tribute to former partner Mike Stephenson who was cared for at the hospice earlier this year.

As well as taking part in the Dougie Mac’s annual events like the 5K run walk, bike ride and moonlight walk, the team staged their own summer ball, golf day and six dales challenge.

Reaching the £35,000 mark means Beswicks will now be crowned Dougie Mac platinum corporate partners.

Beswicks Senior Partner Gary Mellor said: “Many people in North Staffordshire will have friends, relatives or colleagues who have benefited from the amazing care provided by the Dougie Mac.

“Having a personal connection has really motivated us and created a focal point for our fundraising activities. We are incredibly proud of the phenomenal amount that we have raised for the charity with the help of our clients and contacts. To raise over £35,000 in Mike’s memory is a fitting tribute to a great colleague.”

Suzi Smith, the Dougie Mac’s Head of Corporate Fundraising and Events, added: “The support of Beswicks’ has been truly remarkable, the entire team has dedicated a lot of time and resource to ensuring their fundraising was a fitting tribute to Mike and their incredible fundraising total is a credit to all of their hard work.

“We are pleased to welcome Beswicks Legal to join our current platinum corporate partners and we’re looking forward to formally presenting their corporate award at our Dougie Mac Business Awards in January 2018.”

The hospice needs to raise in excess of £11.5 million each year and, with no association with any national charity or organisation, is dependent on the generosity of individuals and businesses in Staffordshire. All the funds raised from the events that we are participating in and organising will be donated to the hospice enabling them to provide care for more people like Mike.

To raise the funds team Beswicks participated in a number of Dougie Mac events including the 5K run walk and bike ride, golf day and moonlight walk, as well as staging our own events in the form of the 6 dales challenge – a 20-mile sponsored walk around the Peak District, a summer ball and golf day.

Thank you to all of our clients and contacts for so generously supporting our fundraising efforts in honour of ‘a great defender’.

Please click here to visit our donations home page.



Beswicks Golf Day Friday 6 October
Beswicks Summer Ball Friday 7 July
Beswicks 6 Dales Challenge Friday 16 June


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