Law firm devotes year of fundraising to potentially fatal skin condition

14th May 2018

hlw Keeble Hawson has voted to adopt DEBRA, the national charity supporting those directly affected by, and working with, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) a potentially fatal skin condition that causes constant pain due to unstoppable internal and external blistering, as its charity of choice for 2018.

The charity, which funds pioneering research in symptom alleviation and, ultimately, a cure and provides much needed care and support to the EB Community, including part funding specialist nursing support, is marking its 40th Anniversary this year. To help celebrate this fact and raise awareness of the condition, the Doncaster office of award winning law firm hlw Keeble Hawson has devised a packed fundraising programme supported by its dedicated employees, ranging from sporting events to raffles and a monthly Dress Down Friday. Money raised through hlw Keeble Hawson's fundraising programme could help fund research into symptom alleviation and effective treatments for the condition, including clinical trials to investigate whether a drug, Rigosertib, could be used to reduce or destroy cancer tumours caused by EB which have not responded to conventional treatments, or support projects which could make a real difference to the quality of life for people suffering from EB, including part funding specialist EB nursing care, purchasing specialist equipment or enabling people suffering from EB to enjoy a break away in one of DEBRA's specially adapted holiday homes. Sarah Burton, partner at hlw Keeble Hawson, said: -Our firm has a long-standing ethos of supporting wide-ranging organisations and our team voted to help this inspirational charity which supports people suffering from EB all over the UK and funds pioneering research taking place around the world. DEBRA Business Development Manager, Jenny Jackson, said: -We appreciate and applaud the commitment and creativity of hlw Keeble Hawson's Doncaster team and wish them every success in their fundraising ventures. Only with the generous support of businesses, employees and members of the public can we continue to help the EB Community. hlw Keeble Hawson's support makes a real difference to people suffering from EB. hlw Keeble Hawson, which also has offices in Sheffield and Leeds, boosted local charities by almost £11,000 in fundraising and donations during 2017.

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