Jacksons Law Firm popped into to North East Charity, Butterwick Hospice, to handover a cheque for over £11,000 raised from various fund raising activities organised by the firm.
The majority of the funds raised were from a recent bake off event attended by over 270 guests at Hardwick Hall Hotel in June. Celebrity judges this year included restaurateur Eugene McCoy, Olympian Athlete Chris Tomlinson, caterer to the music industry, Wendy Deans, comedian Patrick Monahan and retired editor of the Northern Echo Peter Barron. Representatives from the Women’s Institute were invited to shortlist the entries to the bake off competition. Local businessman, Paul Frost kept the day running smoothly by compering the event throughout.
There were three categories in the bake off competition and winners included Sanderson Weatherall for pies and tarts, Jacksons for tray bakes and biscuits and an Olympic themed showstopper which was won by Handelsbanken, Stockton. Guests were asked to volunteer friends and colleagues to take part in a generation game competition judged by Natalie Wilson, pastry chef at Hardwick Hall Hotel. The event ended with a raffle prize draw to ensure every attempt was made to raise as much funds as possible for the charity.
Graham Leggatt-Chidgey, Chief Executive of Butterwick Hospice said, “The team at Jacksons worked very hard again this year to pull off another successful bake off event. We are very grateful to the firm and the business community in the North East, for giving up their time to raise much needed funds for the hospice. Without the support from people and the business community in the region, the hospice wouldn’t be the centre it is today”.
Jane Armitage, managing partner at Jacksons Law Firm said, “We are absolutely thrilled so many people took part in this years’ bake off competition and for our guests’ support and generosity. The standard of the bakes was very, very high this year and I’m glad I wasn’t on the judging panel as I would have found it too difficult to pick out a winner”.
Butterwick Hospice was established 30 years ago by Mary Butterwick and provides care, over six sites in the north east of England, to people suffering life limiting illnesses and offers care and support to patients’ families.
Jacksons Law firm is one of the North East’s longest established law firms and has been practising in the Tees Valley since 1876. Operating from its head office in Stockton on Tees, and an office in Newcastle upon Tyne, it is well placed to assist clients across the region on a wide range of business and personal legal advice.