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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Lucky square raffle raises £520 for Ayrshire Cancer Support

Our solicitors in Ayr have been holding a Lucky Square Wine Raffle to raise funds for thier local charity Ayrshire Cancer Support.

With three chances to win, the team managed to raise an amazing £520 by selling each square for £5 for the charity.

The prizes available were:

  • First place: A Magnum bottle of Ruinart Champagne with Darlington crystal wine glasses kindly donated by Ayr Therapy & Consultancy Service
  • Second place: A Magnum of Pianer Le Colture Prosecco
  • Third place: Il Barroccio red and white wine

Prizes for the Digby Brown Ayr office square raffle.

The lucky winners were announced last Friday. The winner of the Champagne and glasses was John McGill, the winner of the Prosecco was Keir Murray and the winner of the bottles of wine was Jai McDowall. All were delighted to have an extra treat just in time for the festive season.

Damian White, Partner and Head of the Ayr office said: “We are so pleased to be supporting Ayrshire Cancer Support again this year as the work they do for the local community in Ayrshire is incredible.

“Most people are affected by cancer in some way and the work done by Ayrshire Cancer Support helps those who suffer from the disease along with their families and friends.

“We are delighted to have raised such a fantastic amount this year with the Lucky Square Raffle and are sure that the winners will enjoy their prizes.”

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Ayr office support Ayrshire Hospice Golf Day for a third year

For the third year our Ayr office were delighted to sponsor the Ayrshire Hospice Golf Day.

This year the event took place on Monday 13th August. Despite the weather, those that attended thoroughly enjoyed a round of golf at West Kilbride Golf Club and the opportunity to support such a fantastic charity.

Damian White, head of Digby Brown's Ayr office, attends the Ayrshire Hospice Golf Day with some of our CPIN partners.

Ayrshire Hospice provide essential services for adults with illnesses such as cancer and neurological conditions in the West of Scotland. They help adults live as actively as they can for as long as they are able to and support their family and close friends as well.

Damian White, Partner and Head of Digby Brown’s Ayr office, attended the day with a few staff members from the Ayr office and some partner law firms within our CPIN network.

Damian said "Ayrshire Hospice is an amazing local charity and the services it provides are vital for the Ayrshire community. This is the third year running that we were able to help out and be a sponsor for the day. We look forward to continuing helping the hospice with their fund raising over the coming years.".

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Solicitors in Ayr take on 5 Ferry Challenge for Ayrshire Cancer Support

Solicitors in our Ayr office completed the 5 Ferry Challenge last month to raise money for their local charity partner Ayrshire Cancer Support.

The team cycled a massive 52 miles taking 5 ferries throughout the challenge raising an amazing £1,550 for the charity.

The team from our Ayr office was Damian White, Partner and Head of the Ayr office, Chantelle Robertson, Trainee Solicitor and Lee Murray, Senior Solicitor. Damian’s son Matthew also joined them to raise money for The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation, a previous charity partner of the Ayr office..

Lee Murray and Chantelle Robertson from the Ayr office admire the scenery during the 5 ferry challenge

The team thoroughly enjoyed the 5 Ferry Challenge getting to enjoy some breath taking scenery along the way. Amer Sports kindly donated cycling apparel for the day and Portavadie Spa and Marina provided the team with a packed lunch to enjoy on the route.

The team on route to their next stop during the 5 ferry challenge

Damian White, Partner and Head of the Ayr office said:

“We thoroughly enjoyed the 5 Ferry Challenge and our endless hours of training served us well as the hills were not easy! This event was a great way of raising awareness of the terrific work that Ayrshire Cancer Support and we are delighted to have raised over £1,500 for a wonderful charity that supports so many people across Ayrshire. We are extremely grateful to everyone who generously donated. We may not have crossed the finish line if it wasn't for you, thank you!”

Ayrshire Cancer Support are a local charity which provides emotional support and practical help to those affected by cancer in the Ayrshire area. Services they offer range from assisting with transport to hospital to counselling services.

Ayrshire Cancer Support commented: "Thank you to everyone who donated to Digby Brown's fundraiser for the 5 Ferry Challenge. Biggest thanks go to the Digby Brown Ayr team - excellent challenge - ramped up by the heat!"

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Digby Brown offices take on Edinburgh marathon for charity

Staff from Digby Brown’s Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Kirkcaldy offices are taking part in the 2018 Edinburgh Marathon Hairy Haggis Team Relay to raise money for their local charity partners.

The relay divides the 26.2-mile marathon into four sections. The first runner will cover a distance of 8.3 miles, with the second runner covering 5.5 miles, the third completing 8 miles with the last finishing the final 4.5 mile stretch.

Edinburgh team on behalf of Fresh Start

This year, our Edinburgh office is raising money for their charity partner Fresh Start which supports homeless people settle into a new home.

There will be two relay teams with Simon Hammond and Edward Ferguson taking on the first leg with Rachel Black and Ashley Sturrock running the final leg. Other relay members include Kim Catterall, Hollie Dilasser and Lyndsey Gardner with Donald Mackay taking on the half marathon on the day.

Edinburgh Solicitors taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon Relay

Donate and support Fresh Start

Kirkcaldy office run for Frontline Fife

Frontline Fife provide advice and support to people affected by homelessness.

The Kirkcaldy relay team consist of Innes Laing, Ryan Smith, Adelle Walker and Claire Thomson.

Kirkcaldy solicitors for the EMF Hairy Haggis Relay in aid of Frontline Fife

Donate and support Frontline Fife

Dundee office fundraise for Food Train

Our Dundee office has chosen Food Train as its local charity partner for 2018. This volunteer-led charity offers a range of services to older people living in Scotland. This includes food shopping, household support services and befriending services.

Two relay teams are taking part with Chris Ritchie, Ally Dunlop, Jennifer Watson and Steph Reid in one, and Claudia McEachen, Sarah Douglas, Euan Robertson and Matthew Keogh in the second.

Dundee solicitors taking part in the EMF Relay for Food Train

Donate and support to Food Train

Aberdeen runs for Cash for Kids

Our Aberdeen office nominated Cash for Kids as its local charity partner and all funds raised from the relay will be spent locally, helping disabled and disadvantaged children and young people throughout Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

The Aberdeen relay team comprises Neil Davidson, Jordan McCarter, Kimberley MacLennan and Amy Shand.

Aberdeen lawyers taking part in Hairy Haggis Relay in their Cash for Kids t-shirts

Donate and support Cash for Kids

Ayr office 52 mile cycle for Ayrshire Cancer Support

We didn’t want to leave out our Ayr office who are taking part in the Five Ferries Challenge this weekend as well. This challenge begins at 8.24am on Saturday 25th May and our office will cycle an incredible 52 miles in aid of Ayrshire Cancer Support. The Ayr cycle team, pictured below, is Damian White, Colin Moffat, Lee Murray and Chantelle Robertson.

Ayr Solicitors taking part in the Five Ferries Challenge for Ayrshire Cancer Support: Partner Damian White ,Lee Murray, Colin Moffat and Chantelle Robertson.

Donate and support Ayrshire Cancer Support

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Ayr office raise an amazing £11,800 for Ayrshire Cancer Support

Digby Brown’s Ayr office, located at 24 Sandgate, were delighted to present their chosen charity for 2017, Ayrshire Cancer Support, with a cheque for £11,812.20.

The cheque was given to Laura Brown, Income and Marketing Manager, at Ayrshire Cancer Support by the team at our Ayr office.

Everyone in the Ayr office has been hard at work fundraising over the past year. From holding a race night, raffling off a Hallowe’en Hamper to a Burns Supper Ceilidh earlier this year which raised a fantastic £2,700 alone.

Digby Brown's Ayr office hold a fundraising Burns night and ceilidh for Ayrshire Cancer Support

Ayrshire Cancer Support

Ayrshire Cancer Support provide emotional and practical support to those who are living with cancer and their families across the Ayrshire area. They offer an astonishing range of services including a hospital transport service, counselling and various support groups across the region.

Laura Brown from Ayrshire Cancer Support said, “We are astounded by the final figure which Digby Brown have raised for people affected by cancer in Ayrshire. This shows absolute determination by all the staff in the Sandgate office, who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help raise funds and awareness for Ayrshire Cancer Support.”

After such a successful past year the Ayr office are over the moon to be continuing their support for Ayrshire Cancer Support for 2018 and are already planning their fundraising activities for the coming year including gearing up for the famous "Five Ferries challenge". A 53 mile bike ride across Arran and Argyll involving taking five ferries, all within 12 hours.

Damian White, Partner and Head of the Ayr office said, “The team have worked incredibly hard over the last year to raise such an outstanding amount for Ayrshire Cancer Support.

“Ayrshire Cancer Support provide such vital services across the county and we are looking forward to fundraising for them again in 2018.”

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