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Over £8,800 Raised For Our Charity Of The Year

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We are delighted to announce that we have raised over £8,800 in total for our Charity of the Year, Motor Neurone Disease Association (South Essex branch).

In 2016 we chose a charity very close to one of our own staff member's heart. Sue Nash is a family lawyer here at the firm and also the Chair of Motor Neurone Disease Association (South Essex Branch). She works tirelessly to raise funds for those affected by this terrible disease. Her colleagues have seen her dedication over the years and were inspired to help transform sufferers’ lives with a number of fundraising activities.

Our fundraising efforts

The fundraising had a healthy start in May when a number of staff members participated in the Walk to D’Feet event from Leigh-on-Sea to Southend, raising £429. Sue’s colleague, Catherine Loadman then raised the bar further with a bike ride from London to Surrey in July, with donations of over £600.

October saw Kim Huggins swim 22 miles in 22 days to raise £334, with 50% of her donations going to the pot. Our sporty bunch decided to push themselves again and enter the Brentwood Half Marathon in March. This had an amazing response and raised almost £3,000.

Christmas is always a charitable time of year and our annual ‘Christmas at the Queens’ event raised over £2,000 for charity, with 50% going to MNDA (the remaining 50% is donated to Queens Theatre Hornchurch). A charity casino night was the final big event on the calendar and guests gave generously to raise over £1,000.

In addition to these major events throughout the year, the firm has held dress-down days, bake sales and quiz nights. Every completed client satisfaction questionnaire raises another £1 for the charity.

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Charity Casino Night - £1,070 Raised For MNDA!

Charity Casino Night - £1,070 Raised For MNDA!
Pinney Talfourd was joined by a remarkable cast of contacts for a charity casino night in support of MNDA (South Essex branch). We look back on what was a prosperous evening.

Last night saw an epic evening of Blackjack, Roulette and Wheel of Fortune to help raise money for our Charity of the Year, Motor Neurone Disease Association (South Essex branch).

Our doors opened at 6:30pm, and many of our business contacts and private clients joined us to help raise funds for the South Essex branch of MDNA. Copious amounts of Pinney Play Money was purchased, which in turn could be exchanged for chips to play on the various tables available. In conjunction to this, each of the casino games were sponsored by some fantastic local businesses, including Beresfords, West and Coe, Watson Moore and Price Bailey.


Canapés and drinks were in abundance whilst our colleagues networked and attempted to win big on each of the games up for offer. For those taking a breather, Barry the Magic Enigma astounded with his award-winning tricks - it truly did have to be seen to be believed!

A fantastic total of £1,070 was raised for MNDA - an absolutely incredible amount and certainly a fruitful evening for all!

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Charity Night - Come Play at Pinneys

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Join Pinney Talfourd for a night at the casino and help raise money for the South Essex branch of Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Join us for an evening of Blackjack, Roulette and Wheel of Fortune to help raise money for our Charity of the Year, Motor Neurone Disease Association.

We have decided to open our doors for an exclusive casino night dedicated to raising funds for the South Essex branch of MDNA. Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases affecting the motor neurones (nerve cells) in the brain and spinal cord. As the motor neurones gradually die, the muscles stop working.

The South Essex Branch is run entirely by volunteers, many of who have personal experience of the disease. Research to find a cure or effective treatments are always top of the list of priorities for people and families who have been personally affected by MND. Every year, a proportion of the money raised locally is directed specifically to research. 

Play at Pinneys

In conjunction with plenty of casino favourites, we will also have a magician on hand to astound and startle our guests. There will be drinks and canapés galore, and of course, an excellent chance to network, meet new contacts and win big!

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Date: Thursday 30th March 2017

Doors open: 6:30pm

Tables open: 7pm

Final spins: 10pm

Venue: Pinney Talfourd LLP, 54 Station Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TU

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Pinney Pacers – Marathon Mission Accomplished

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The Pinney Pacers have successfully completed the Brentwood Half Marathon in support of the South Essex branch of Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The run took place on Sunday 19th March, with the race starting at Becket Keys Church of England School in Sawyer Lane. The total route weaved through villages including Hook End, Shenfield and Doddinghurst. Even with blustery conditions on the day, the entire team managed to complete the course, with a number of members also smashing personal best times along the way.

The Pinney Pacers came in 7th out of a total of 36 teams – their personal chip times were as follows:

Nicholas Conway1:43:24
Stephen Eccles1:55:38
Alexander Pearce1:57:45
Keeley Miller2:00:36
Lee Kirby2:01:27
Lexie Jacobs2:27:18


Their fundraising target of £1,000 for our Charity of the Year, MNDA was also smashed, with £1,413 plus £284.50 in gift aid raised on their JustGiving page, and a single donation of £1,000 was also received from an extremely generous client, also with gift aid. These fantastic contributions brought their total fundraising efforts for the marathon to £2,947.50.

MND affects around 5,000 people in the UK at any one time, and there is no known cure. Degeneration of the motor neurones leads to wasting and weakness of the muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing.

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Pinney Pacers Update

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Pinney Pacers are now 2 weeks into their 8-week training schedule for the Brentwood Half Marathon, which they are running in support of Motor Neurone Disease Association.

This weekend saw some of the team participate in a 10k race at the Queen Elizabeth Park in Stratford as part of their preparation, and their next planned session together is a more arduous 16k run on the first weekend in March.

The Pinney Pacers are already raising funds for the MNDA, with a current running total of £295 – their aspiration is to raise £1,000 for the charity of the year, who fund care, campaigning and research to achieve a world free from Motor Neurone Disease. MND is the name given to a group of diseases affecting the motor neurones (nerve cells) in the brain and spinal cord. As the motor neurones gradually die, the muscles stop working.

MND affects around 5,000 people in the UK at any one time, and there is no known cure. Degeneration of the motor neurones leads to wasting and weakness of the muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing.



If you wish to sponsor the Pinney Pacers, please visit their JustGiving page:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/PinneyPacers

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Pinney Pacers limber up for Brentwood Half Marathon

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Today marks the beginning of a strict training schedule for some of the Pinney Talfourd team, who are preparing to run the Brentwood Half Marathon.

The run, taking place on Sunday 19th March will be a first for some of our solicitors, such as Alex Pearce, whereas for the likes of partner Stephen Eccles (who is an avid marathon runner), it should be a walk in the park. Overall, 6 members of Pinney Talfourd have decided to take part in the event, with money raised going towards our charity of the year, Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The full line-up is as follows:

Stephen Eccles

Nicholas Conway

Alex Pearce

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Sebastian Burrows cycles London - Paris for MNDA

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Sebastian Burrows will be taking part in the famous London to Paris bike ride, in aid of our charity of the year MNDA (South Essex Branch)

Sebastian is a Senior Associate Solicitor in the firm's Family Law Department. Although Sebastian is a keen cyclist already, this event will see him training like never before for the 4 day, 300 mile ride, that leaves Crystal Palace on 19 April 2017 and arrives at the Arc de Triomphe on 22 April.

Sebastian will be focusing on day one in particular which will take the Peloton from Crystal Palace to Calais, a distance of 100 miles. In competitive style he will be trying to ensure he arrives at Dover first to board the ferry. The ultimate aim of the event is to raise at least £1,500 for MNDA. Sebastian and the firm hope very much that the target can be smashed in support of this worthy cause.

Sir Bradley Wiggins has kicked off his fundraising and if you would like to contribute too please visit Sebastian’s Just Giving page. All donations no matter how small WILL make a difference. 

Donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sebastian-Burrows-L2P

What is MND?

Motor Neurone Disease is terminal and there is currently no treatment or cure. Average length from diagnosis to death is 18 months. In that 18 months the person with MND will lose their ability to speak. Then the muscles die – all of them. This leaves the sufferer unable to walk, talk, move, blink, go to the toilet or swallow. They have to be fed through a peg fitted into their stomach.

What it doesn’t affect is the brain – that still functions normally so you end up with a person trapped inside a body that in effect has already died.

MNDA South Essex Branch

The South Essex branch comprises of five people, all volunteers. They work extremely hard to raise funds and awareness for the disease.

They spend money on lots of different things such as;
  • Converting a bathroom to a wet room
  • Conversions and adaptations to house so people can remain at home
  • Small disability devices and ramps for wheelchairs
  • Stair lifts
  • Communication aids
  • Respite care
  • Travel to hospital appointments

They also arrange social events for those with MND and their carers to meet up and provide support to eachother.

The local website is www.mndsouthessex.org/

Contact sebastian

If you would like to find out more about this event or speak to Sebastian about his challenge please contact 01708 463211.
 
 
 
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Catherine completes 100 mile cycle for charity

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Partner Catherine Loadman completed the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on 31 July - a 100 mile bike ride in aid of MNDA (South Essex Branch). 
Catherine Loadman took part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on 31 July 2016 and raised over £620 for Pinney Talfourd's Charity of the Year MNDA (South Essex Branch).
 
It was an early (and chilly) start from the Olympic Stadium at Stratford but the sun soon came out as Catherine rode through London and then on to the Surrey hills.

There were a few hold ups due to accidents which meant that Catherine's anticipated finish time of 3.30pm became 5.30pm... At one point Catherine was held up for an hour and a half after which her legs were not too pleased about having to get back on her bike and start pedaling!

She recalls that the famous Box Hill was probably the biggest challenge with it's hairpin bends winding up and up but she made it without having to dismount, albeit very slowly!

Catherine said "This was a huge challenge and I am very proud of this achievement." She added that the best thing about the day was the atmosphere and the crowds cheering the riders on all along the course which really helped, particularly when she was getting close to the finish and had to go up the final hill in Wimbledon before the ride back through central London to the finish line on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

Funds raised so far

Catherine has beaten her target and so far raised over £622 (including Gift Aid) with more donations still coming in and would like to thank everyone who has sponsored her to help raise vital funds for MNDA (South Essex Branch) to help them continue with the amazing work that they do to support sufferers of this terrible disease.

Still time to donate

Catherine is a Partner at the Firm and a member of our Family Law Department. You still have time to donate at Virginmoneygiving.com/CatherineLoadmanContact Catherine on 01277 249383 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to find out more. 
 

What is MND?

Motor Neurone Disease is terminal and there is currently no treatment or cure. No one knows how or why people get it. Average length from diagnosis to death is 18 months.

In that 18 months the person with MND will lose their ability to speak – this is often the first thing to go. Then the muscles die – all of them. This leave the sufferer unable to walk, talk, move, blink, go to the toilet or swallow. They have to be fed through a peg fitted into their stomach.

What it doesn’t affect is the brain – that still functions normally so you end up with a person trapped inside a body that in effect has already died. It affects all ages. For some reason it only seems to affect people who are active, couch potatoes don’t get this disease.

MNDA South Essex Branch

The South Essex branch comprises of five people, all volunteers. They work extremely hard to raise funds and awareness for the disease.

They spend money on lots of different things such as;
  • Converting a bathroom to a wet room
  • Conversions and adaptations to house so people can remain at home
  • Small disability devices and ramps for wheelchairs
  • Stair lifts

In addition to this, they purchase iPads and boogie boards as these are essential communication aids when the voice goes. They might buy new bedding for someone who has a single hospital bed delivered. They pay for respite care and might fund private travel for hospital appointments in London.

They also do fun things – last year they had a summer lunch at Wat Tyler Country park for people with MND and the health care professionals – the consultants and nurses took a day off work to come and meet with their patients in an informal setting. At Christmas they went to the panto and had a Christmas lunch.

They have social meetings for those with MND and their carers to meet up have a coffee and cake and have a chat.

In short they do whatever is needed to ease and assist those with MND and their carers.

The local website is www.mndsouthessex.org/

 

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Catherine Loadman cycles for charity

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Catherine Loadman takes part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on 31 July - a 100 mile bike ride in aid of MNDA (South Essex Branch). 
Catherine is a Partner at the Firm and a member of our Family Law Department. She is raising money for MNDA (South Essex Branch) which is Pinney Talfourd's Charity of the Year.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 celebrates the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside.

With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.

Catherine has been in training and hopes to raise £500 by completing the course - although she keeps warning us all that she is not a natural cyclist at all and has never done anything like this before!

If you would like to sponsor Catherine in this mammoth task – you can read her story and donate at Virginmoneygiving.com/CatherineLoadman

What is MND?

Motor Neurone Disease is a truly evil illness. It is terminal and there is currently no treatment or cure. No one knows how or why people get it. Average length from diagnosis to death is 18 months.

In that 18 months the person with MND will lose their ability to speak – this is often the first thing to go. Then the muscles die – all of them. This leave the sufferer unable to walk, talk, move, blink, go to the toilet or swallow. They have to be fed through a peg fitted into their stomach.

What it doesn’t affect is the brain – that still functions normally so you end up with a person trapped inside a body that in effect has already died. It affects all ages. For some reason it only seems to affect people who are active, couch potatoes don’t get this disease.

MNDA South Essex Branch

The South Essex branch comprises of five people, all volunteers. They work extremely hard to raise funds and awareness for the disease.

They spend money on lots of different things such as;
  • Converting a bathroom to a wet room
  • Conversions and adaptations to house so people can remain at home
  • Small disability devices and ramps for wheelchairs
  • Stair lifts

In addition to this, they purchase iPads and boogie boards as these are essential communication aids when the voice goes. They might buy new bedding for someone who has a single hospital bed delivered. They pay for respite care and might fund private travel for hospital appointments in London.

They also do fun things – last year they had a summer lunch at Wat Tyler Country park for people with MND and the health care professionals – the consultants and nurses took a day off work to come and meet with their patients in an informal setting. At Christmas they went to the panto and had a Christmas lunch.

They have social meetings for those with MND and their carers to meet up have a coffee and cake and have a chat.

In short they do whatever is needed to ease and assist those with MND and their carers.

The local website is www.mndsouthessex.org/

Contact Catherine

If you would like to find out more about this event or speak to Catherine about her challenge please contact her on 01277 249383.

 

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