Exchange Chambers raises £11,700 for The Joshua Tree

October 3, 2016

Exchange Chambers has raised £11,700 through its first fundraising initiative for The Joshua Tree, the Set’s official charity.

The Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds based Chambers arranged an online auction thanks to a wide range of donations from barristers and staff.

Items and activities included holidays at home and abroad, sporting memorabilia, tickets and corporate hospitality for major events, plane and helicopter flights, music lessons and nights out.  Exchange Chambers’ own band, Red Corner, which plays at the Kendal Calling Festival, also donated a live gig.

Commenting on the success of the auction, Nicholas Walker, barrister and member of Exchange Chambers’ Charity Committee said:

“This event has been such a huge success thanks to the enthusiasm and generosity of so many people within Chambers.

“We are delighted our Auction of Promises raised so much money and look forward to rolling out a series of fundraising events in the coming months.”

The Joshua Tree supports North West 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.

Peter Smith from The Joshua Tree commented:

“Exchange Chambers really committed themselves to organising this wonderful fundraising event and we are very grateful for the time and effort that everyone put in. This fantastic amount will make a real difference to families living with childhood cancer.”

Continued Peter:

“We are absolutely thrilled to have been selected by Exchange Chambers as its chosen charity and are really excited about our partnership.

“It is our 10th anniversary year and the partnership comes at an exciting time for our small charity as we start to break ground in the building of our new fit for purpose Joshua Tree Support Centre in Sandiway, Cheshire in the coming months.

“The fundraising by Exchange Chambers will help us to reach our goal of building the Support Centre much more quickly and also enable us to increase the number of families affected by childhood cancer who currently access our services.”