Latimer Hinks, the Darlington-based solicitors firm, has had a boost to its innovative 125 Challenge from local firm Recognition PR.
As part of celebrations to mark its 125th anniversary, Latimer Hinks issued a challenge to local businesses to raise money for the Darlington and Bishop Auckland MRI Scanner Appeal. The appeal aims to provide state-of-the-art MRI scanning technology to Darlington Memorial Hospital and Bishop Auckland General Hospital.
Recognition PR was one of 5 local businesses who took up the challenge, receiving a grant of £125 from Latimer Hinks to invest in fundraising activity. The team at Recognition PR ploughed its resource into hosting a pub quiz at the Devonport in Middleton One Row. The event, held on Sunday 2 December and hosted by former Radio 1 DJ, Mark Page, raised £1000 for the appeal. Including this recent donation from Recognition PR, the running total raised by Latimer Hinks’ 125th anniversary appeal stands at £10,425.
Graham Robb, Managing Partner at Recognition PR, said: “It was a privilege to take part in Latimer Hinks’ 125thanniversary appeal. We had a fantastic evening, made extra special by the generosity of the Devonport, who provided a really tasty fish and chip supper to the hungry quizzers and also donated the first prize, a meal for four.
“The scanner appeal is a really important cause which could prove to be a life-saving investment for local people. I’m delighted we have been able to give it a boost.”
Anne Elliott, Chief Executive of Latimer Hinks Solicitors, said: “Running the appeal for our 125th anniversary has been a truly humbling experience. Members of the local business community have really rallied around and come up trumps.
“On behalf of everyone at Latimer Hinks, I’d like to extend a personal thank you to Graham and the team at Recognition PR, who organised a great event, and delivered a tremendous contribution to our wider fundraising efforts.”
Pat Chambers, Charity Development Manager at Darlington & Bishop Auckland MRI Scanner Appeal, said: “The support we have received from Latimer Hinks has been exceptional, as fundraising from local businesses is fundamental to the work we do. It’s brilliant to see such a diverse range of companies get together and come up with creative ways to raise as much money as possible in the £125 Challenge.”