Baines Wilson, Commercial Lawyers, teamed up with Keswick Rugby Club to raise money for social enterprise Amy’s Care in relation to the Aspatria and Penrith matches over the festive period.
The final total raised was a creditable £3000 contributed by Baines Wilson – £500, local businessman Jonathan Brown – £500, spectators at the Aspatria game just before Xmas (£700) together with a top up of £300 by Lee Watson of Club sponsors O’Reilly Wealth Management to make the total to £1000. The balance was made up by raffle ticket sales to club members from Keswick and Penrith at the New Year’s Day game.
Baines Wilson also sponsored the Aspatria game at Keswick and their 30 plus guests enjoyed great hospitality from the Club.
Keswick are having a very good season at the top of the Cumbria League and two of their ex-players are playing for England Red Roses, Abbie Scott and Catherine O’Donnell.
Jo Holborn, Partner from Baines Wilson, is pictured with Trevor Keough, Chairman of Keswick Rugby Club and Fraser Dooley from Amy’s Care.
Jo said: “We were delighted to help Keswick Rugby Club raise this money for the brilliant Amy’s Care charity.”
Trevor added; “Sally Pepper, who works at Keswick Rugby Club, put forward the idea of the Club supporting local charity, Amy’s Care. After raising around £2,000 for cancer charities last year we are delighted to have raised even more. As a community club we really appreciate the value of charities like Amy’s Care.”
Fraser Dooley from Amy’s Care commented: “It’s a wonderful amount of money, I really want to thank Baines Wilson, KRC, all who attended or involved for choosing to support us, on behalf of the people that enjoy coming to Amy’s Care and their carers who benefit just as much.
“I’m often astounded by the generosity towards Amy’s Care, it makes a huge difference to what we can achieve and is a huge boost to know that we have such brilliant support from local businesses and organisations as well as individuals. It really means that we are all working together for the community!”