DTM Lawyer Tom Evans and his family raised £30,000 in a single day for the hospice which cared for his mother before she died at the tragically young age of 46.
Now he’s set to raise even more money for Wirral Hospice St John’s after DTM Legal adopted the hospice as its nominated charity for the next 12 months.
The law firm was inspired to support the Bebington hospice, which provides palliative care for those with progressive incurable illnesses, after hearing how staff there cared for Tom’s mother Sue.
The company will be fundraising throughout the year.
Tom and his family raised £30,000 for the hospice with a golf day and ball after mum Sue died from motor neurone disease. Staff had provided respite care for Sue for two years prior to her death.
One of the first fundraising events which the DTM Legal team will be taking part in is the Chester Charity Dragon Boat Race Festival on the River Dee on June 21.
DTM legal Practice manager Sarah Wilcock said: “Tom’s experience means the hospice is a charity which is very close to his and his family’s heart. It therefore felt like the perfect choice for us to adopt as our charity for the year.”
Tom said: “The care which my mum and our wider family received from the hospice made a huge difference to our lives at a very difficult time. I’m really pleased that I and my colleagues will be able to help the charity care for other families in the same way.”
Cathy Lewis-Jones, Medical Director at the hospice, said: “Many of us remember and still talk about Tom’s mum Sue very fondly so it’s lovely that her memory continues to inspire giving.
“Such support is essential for us if we are to continue to help individuals and families and we’re incredibly grateful to DTM Legal for their backing this year.”
You can help DTM legal raise money for Wirral Hospice St John’s by visiting justgiving.com/DTM-Legal-LLP
Team DeTerMination got together for The Chester Dragon Boat Festival to continue fundraising efforts, click here to see how they got on.