Christmas collection raises £3250 for The Joshua Tree

January 3, 2017

Exchange Chambers has raised £3250 for its official charity, The Joshua Tree, through its annual Christmas collection.

The Joshua Tree supports Cheshire families living with the life-changing experience of childhood cancer. Currently supporting around 60 families, the charity is also planning to build a new support centre in Sandiway, Cheshire.

The Christmas collection was organised by Mark Mulrooney, a barrister at Exchange Chambers.

“Rather than exchanging Christmas cards over seventy of our barristers and staff made a donation to charity,” explained Mark.   “Over the years we have raised tens of thousands of pounds for a whole host of good causes.”

Exchange Chambers’ Christmas collection has now been running for 28 years.

Previous beneficiaries have included EUROPAC Pancreatic Cancer Research Unit at Liverpool University, Clatterbridge Cancer, Dreams Come True, the Oliver King Foundation, Shelter, NCH, the Cardiomyopathy Association, the Special Care Baby Unit scanner appeal at Whiston Hospital, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Merseybeat (cardiothoracic) Appeal, Wargrave House School for Autistic Children, STEPS, St Anne’s Hospice, The Seashell Trust and Wythenshawe Special Care Baby Unit.

Exchange Chambers selected The Joshua Tree as its official charity last year.  The Set’s first fundraising event, an online auction, raised £11,700 for the charity.