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Staff Hit The Street to Raise Vital Charity Funds

I was one of many who hit the streets on Friday to raise funds for an inspirational charity - Child Bereavement UK.

Recent tragic events have made us all the more conscious of the fantastic work this great cause does for people every day, so it was with passion in our hearts that more than 150 employees embarked on a Treasure Hunt around Manchester.

We, as a business, have been supporting the charity for many years but this event was the first of its kind for us and involved us wandering the streets with tablet computers following clues to get us to particular locations. We had to take photographs and find answers to various questions along the way – all in all a great deal of fun.

It was great to see so many of my colleagues come together – and many of those who could not join give so generously - to get behind such a worthy cause at a time when the charity really needs a boost. It was particularly poignant to be taking to the streets of Manchester where, just weeks ago, 22 people, including lots of children, lost their lives in a terrorist attack.

I caught up with Seb Farrell, the Fundraising and Communications Officer at the charity, who told me just how much they valued the support.

He said: “When companies get involved in fundraising, as well as the money they raise, what’s great is that we’re able to spread even more awareness of our services.  It’s also great for staff morale.

“A lot of people out there will not need support with bereavement but for the people that do, it’s vital that it’s there for them.

“When a child dies, as well as the parents and family, teachers, friends and other people who know the victim will need support with bereavement.”

We’re well on our way to the £3,000 target so if anybody wants to make a donation, don’t hesitate! Visit

Siri Siriwardene is head of the general law division at Slater and Gordon

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