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Keebles’ charity support clocks up almost £3k

Festive fundraising:Keebles’ Doncaster office employees and DEBRA representatives ( l to r) Michelle Wayne-Turner and Susan Davison.

The Doncaster office of award-winning Keebles law firm has bolstered support for local charities by almost £3k.

Over £1k of the £3k fundraising and contributions made across 2016-2018 has enabled the national charity DEBRA to support more people suffering from the potentially fatal skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

The condition is sometimes known as a butterfly skin because it makes the skin as fragile as a butterfly’s wing, causes constant pain due to unstoppable internal and external blistering.

This year’s events for DEBRA included a monthly Dress Down Friday, a sponsored slim-athon – and saw trainee solicitor, Kate Large, take on the Hull Inflatable 5k Obstacle Run at Beverley Racecourse.

Jenny Jackson, DEBRA business development manager, said: “An enormous ‘thank you’ to Keebles. Their team’s tenacious drive will help to fund research into symptom alleviation and effective treatments and provide care and support which will help to make a real difference to EB sufferers and their families.”

Keebles has also boosted the goals of MS Society, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Comic Relief and Changing Lives which provides specialist support for 6,000 socially excluded and vulnerable people every month. Its services for women and their families include recovery centres, temporary and long-term accommodation, employment and volunteering opportunities.

Sarah Burton, partner at Keebles, said: “Putting something back is aligned with our firm’s values and ethos and it’s tremendous that our support is helping to make a difference for these inspirational organisations.”

Keebles – the official ‘Age Friendly Partner’ of Doncaster’s performing arts theatre Cast – is also supporting a series of age friendly and dementia friendly events hosted by the theatre.

One of Yorkshire’s biggest law firms, the practice has offices in Doncaster, Leeds and Sheffield.