Chambers’ hosts largest Charity Ball to date for MCTC
October 28, 2019
Exchange Chambers’ held their annual Charity Ball last week for Mersey Counselling and Therapy Centre (MCTC), the Set’s official charity. The largest event to date, which took place at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Manchester, was attended by over 250 guests and raised over £22,000 in total beating last year’s figure of £17,500.
Fundraising activities on the evening included a bottle tombola and live auction with prizes generously donated by a range of organisations and individuals including Peter Street Kitchen, Ant Clausen Photography, Duthie Dental @ The Oral Health Practice, Maray, 62 Castle Street, Rox, Queen’s Bistro, City Sights Liverpool, SGB Hairdressers, Complete Business Solutions, Thyme Out, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Burton Copeland, Chris Barnes, Natalia Cornwall, Nicola Daley, Simon Earlam, Daniel Travers, Phil Tully, Nick Walker and Rachel Williams.
Exchange Chambers’ partnership with MCTC, which will run through to 2020, is in keeping with its commitment to wellbeing in the workplace. Last year, Exchange Chambers was awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the Bar Council in recognition of its efforts in making wellbeing a mainstream part of its culture.
Since the start of their Charity Partnership with Exchange Chambers, MCTC has been able to employ two new members of staff – an office manager and a fundraiser. It is a huge relief for the charity to have this extra support and regular fundraising going on in the background. They have also been able to expand their pool of therapists, and have recently opened their much anticipated sensory
MCTC exists to provide support to a range of clients who are unable to access the help they need through the social care system or are unable to afford to access care independently. The range of care and support offered is extensive and relies on a group of fully professional volunteer counsellors.
Commenting on the event, Tom Handley, Chief Executive at Exchange Chambers said:
“On behalf of Chambers, I would like to thank everyone who supported our Charity Ball and made the evening such an enormous success.
“Our auction, raffle and competitions featured some great prizes which were generously donated by a wide range of businesses and individuals.
“I’d also like to thank everyone involved in the organisation of this year’s Ball. It wouldn’t have been possible without their hard work and dedication.”