Adamson Jones has raised over £4,000 this year (including gift aid) in aid of the company’s nominated charities, Narcolepsy UK and youth charity, The Prince’s Trust. Following a series of physical challenges, including a half marathon relay and a 25 mile walk, the firm of patent and trade mark attorneys turned their hand to baking, ending a year of fundraising with their recent ‘PATent-A-Cake’ sale at BioCity.
Matt O’Neill commented ‘the team at Adamson Jones have been outstanding in their support of Narcolepsy UK, taking part in everything from a triathlon to cake baking. We are a small charity covering the whole of the UK and with new challenges appearing, such as supporting both children and adults whose onset of Narcolepsy may have been triggered by the “Pandemrix” Swine Flu vaccination, Narcolepsy UK values greatly the time, effort and imagination given by supporters who organise fundraising events on our behalf. Without these, the charity would no longer be able to continue its support of sufferers, carers and families.”
John O’Reilly, regional director of The Prince’s Trust in Central England said: “The Prince's Trust aims to support 58,000 vulnerable young people across the UK this year, helping give them the skills and confidence to find a job. This generous donation from Adamson Jones will be used to support young people from the local area to help them set up in business on The Trust’s Enterprise programme. Last year on this programme alone we were able to support over 980 young people in the East Midlands to see if self-employment was right for them.”
Steve Jones, Chairman of Adamson Jones says “The team here at Adamson Jones have really thrown themselves into the fundraising challenges and we’re absolutely delighted to have exceeded our target. My family has experienced first-hand the invaluable work undertaken by Narcolepsy UK as my daughter suffers from the illness.”
Steve adds “We were very impressed with The Trust’s Enterprise programme, and as a business that works closely with entrepreneurs, innovators and often new business start-ups, this was a perfect cause for Adamson Jones to support."