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Leading Midlands law firm welcomes Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth to support charity shop challenge

A leading Midlands law firm has welcomed the Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth to support their charity shop challenge as the team swaps the High Court for the high street.

Employees at Leamington Spa-based law firm Wright Hassall, put their selling skills to the test under the watchful eye of Councillor June Tandy, the Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth.

Leading Midlands law firm welcomes Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth to support charity shop challenge

The team’s efforts are part of a wider fundraising challenge in which 20 teams from the firm are taking over the running of Myton Hospice charity shops in a four-month period up to December.

The teams of five employees have been tasked with bringing as much revenue into the shops as possible as part of the voluntary initiative, going head-to-head to see which one can raise the most for the charity.

Cllr Tandy paid a visit to the Nuneaton store, which specialises in selling furniture, to check on the team’s progress. 

Nick Abell, Chairman of Wright Hassall said: “We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth to help with our Charity Shop takeover challenge and to have her support.

“We are trying to raise as much money as possible for a good cause and it’s great to see the team really getting into the challenge.

“Wright Hassall works hard to support the local community through event such as this one so we’re looking forward to seeing what the total amount raised was, and how good our selling skills have been!

“The Myton Hospice team at the Nuneaton shop were wonderful to work with and we cannot thank them enough! Even though we must have been in their way, they were great fun to work with and were really welcoming for our team.

“Myton Hospice does vital work for people across the whole of the West Midlands so to be able to give them a boost in this way has been a wonderful experience.”

The volunteering programme, which is running until early December, will see Wright Hassall staff operating Myton Hospice shops in Leamington, Warwick, Rugby, Coventry and Stratford, with the team raising the most money named the winner.

Yasmin Audhali, Corporate Fundraiser at Myton Hospice, said: “We are thrilled to have the staff at Wright Hassall taking over our shops to have a go at running the store.

“We rely on volunteers to help run the shops and assist the managers, so support from local businesses is so valuable to us.

“All money raised will go back into the hospice to provide compassionate end of life care so we are very grateful for their support.”

Pictured: back left to right; Ken Wright, Graeme Parrott (WH), Linda Wain (Myton Hospice), Keri Harwood (WH) Front left to right; Paul Rice (WH), Mayor June Tandy, Nick Abell (WH), Mo Khalifa (Myton Hospice)

 

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