NewLaw goes the extra mile for Tenovus

Staff from Cardiff-headquartered solicitors, NewLaw, have reached a milestone towards the company’s target for raising £25,000 for Welsh cancer charity, Tenovus.

Nine staff paced the pavements to run the Cardiff Half Marathon and another member of staff rowed 52,000 metres, which is the average distance travelled by a chemotherapy patient in Wales for their treatment.

The company, one of the largest local employers in Cardiff, also raised almost £13,000 alone through its Pretty in Pink ball at the Holland House Hotel in Cardiff through ticket sales, auction and raffle.

NewLaw has so far raised £20,555 which will go towards its annual fundraising target of £25,000 for the Welsh cancer charity Tenovus, which provides financial support, counselling, debt advice and a social work service to anyone affected by cancer.

Helen Molyneux, chief executive of NewLaw, said: “All our staff have been really enthusiastic about raising money for Tenovus and I’m so pleased we have managed to do so much over the past few months.

“Running the half marathon is no mean feat and it was great to see such a large team taking part in the event to raise vital funds. We’re also proud of Paul Allen who rowed 52,000 metres to raise money for Tenovus. This is one of many events we’ve organised to fundraise for the charity and we’re now a step closer to reaching our target of £25,000.”

Lianne Toye, Head of Corporate Sponsorship & Events at Tenovus said: “We are so grateful to NewLaw for their support this year and their dedication to raising essential funds to secure a Cancer Support Advisor post at Tenovus.

“The Pretty in Pink Ball they recently held to support us during breast cancer awareness month raised over £12,000. It was a fantastic evening that not only raised vital funds for Tenovus, but also awareness of what we do for cancer patients and their families in Wales and how support from companies like NewLaw make this work possible.”

NewLaw has raised over £50,000 for its nominated charities over the last two years. The firm has walked up Penyfan, staff have also taken part in a 33-mile trek from its Aust office to its office in Cardiff, in under 12 hours, held raffles, charity car wash with Roath Fire station, cake sales, dress down days and wear it pink for breast cancer month.