Balfour+Manson LLP: Balfour+Manson Kilimanjaro Fundraising02/18/2013


Balfour+Manson Raise Over £1,300 to Date for Cancer

Staff at Balfour+Manson are taking on some gruelling challenges in 2013 to raise vital funds for various Cancer charities which includes Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Aberdeen.

The first of these challenges is the Edinburgh Moonwalk on the 8th of June where 13 staff members including partner Nikki Dundas will aim to complete the full moonwalk of 26.2 miles. Supporting the team are an additional 9 colleagues who will participate in the half moon of 13.1 miles and new moon 6.6 mile challenges. “The Moonwalk presents a daunting challenge and I am very glad to be undertaking it with a great team from Balfour+Manson. However our challenge is nothing compared to the challenge faced by cancer sufferers and we are glad to be able to help in some small way by raising funds” said Nikki.

Also in June the employment team including Partner Robert Holland, will be trekking over 6 days to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro which stands at 19,340 ft and is Africa’s tallest mountain, to raise vital funds for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres. Robert commented “Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a long held ambition, and to do so for Maggie’s and raise awareness of the great work that they do makes it even more worthwhile. I just hope that I am not left behind by my two (younger) colleagues!”

To date Balfour+Manson have raised £1,300 through bag packing and other fundraising initiatives for cancer. The firm will also be hosting a couple of quiz nights with the first one in Aberdeen on the 21st February at Tiger Tiger, followed by one at Ghillie Dhu where they will be joined by some special guests from Edinburgh Rugby.

Fred Tyler, Chairman at Balfour+Manson commented “cancer is a horrible disease that has touched all of us in some way and a few of us have lost family, friends, and colleagues as a result of it. We are determined to raise as much money for cancer this year and support the various charities that do amazing work to help those who are affected by it.”