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Cripps raises over £42K for Myeloma UK

31 May 2022

Over its last financial year, Cripps has raised £42,883 for Myeloma UK.

Myeloma is a rare form of blood cancer for which there is currently no cure. The organisation is dedicated to ensuring that patients can access the right treatment at the right time, and to improving standards of treatment and care through research, education and awareness raising. Their ultimate goal is to find a cure.

Cripps’ staff took part in a host of activities to raise the impressive amount. Fundraisers included bake offs, raffles and a ‘Get Cripps to Tokyo’ challenge, where teams competed to run, walk, swim or cycle the equivalent distance from Tunbridge Wells to Tokyo (8,150 miles).

Activities culminated with Gavin Tyler, managing partner, cycling 100 miles on Sunday in the RideLondon-Essex event, which raised just over £3,000. The grand total includes £20,000 of matched funding kindly contributed by the firm’s partners.

Emily Legg, Director of Fundraising at Myeloma UK, said: “We can’t thank the team at Cripps enough for their generosity and support. We receive no core government funding for the work that we do so voluntary donations and fundraising are the lifeblood of Myeloma UK. It’s thanks to supporters like them that Myeloma UK can continue to fund vital research into new treatments, and ultimately a cure, as well as essential support services for patients, their families, and those affected by myeloma.”

Rebecca Hughes, partner and head of Cripps’ charity committee, said:  “We are delighted to have raised such a remarkable sum for Myeloma UK. Our charity committee, made up of volunteers from across the firm, has done a sterling job organising such a varied, fun and successful schedule of events.”

Gavin Tyler added: “I’m enormously proud of our people, who have raised much-needed funds for a vital cause that’s close to my heart. We are pleased to announce that our new Charity of the Year is Alzheimer’s Research UK. I know colleagues will enthusiastically get behind supporting another incredible charity.”