Charity Ball raises £20,000 for Friends of Rosie

December 20, 2022

Exchange Chambers’ annual Charity Ball has raised £20,000 for Friends of Rosie, the Set’s official charity.

This year’s event, returning after a Covid-enforced absence, took place at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Manchester and was attended by 230 guests.

Fundraising activities on the evening included a quality tombola and an auction, with a range of prizes generously donated by members of Chambers and clients.

Friends of Rosie is a volunteer-led charity that provides funding for children’s cancer research to get new ideas off the ground.  When five-year-old Rosie Larkin lost her battle with cancer in 1991, her friends and family were determined to carry on the fight and set up the Friends of Rosie Children’s Cancer Research Fund.  So far, the charity has funded a total of 28 research projects at a cost of £2.75 million covering a wide variety of childhood cancers from neuroblastoma and leukaemia, to osteosarcoma and brain tumours.

Exchange’s partnership with Friends of Rosie, which runs until 2024, aims to to fund a new research project to help find cures, better treatments and improved diagnosis for children with cancer.

Commenting on the Charity Ball, Jonathan I’Anson, Chief Executive at Exchange Chambers said:

“I would like to thank everyone who supported our Charity Ball and made the evening such an enormous success. Friends of Rosie funds vital cancer research.  It is a real privilege to support the charity.”

Added Jonathan:

“I would particularly like to thank all those who worked on the event and those who attended and donated.”

Felicity Goodey, Chair of Trustees at Friends of Rosie said:

“Support like this makes such a huge difference to small charities like ours. We exist solely to fund pioneering research ideas looking for kinder, more effective treatments for children with cancer.  As a volunteer-led organisation, we are proud that almost every penny donated goes directly to the vital research we fund. Our huge thanks go to the whole team at Exchange Chambers and everyone who gave generously at the charity ball. Your support really does make a difference.”