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Solicitors Spread Good Cheer Across Oldham this Christmas

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The Christmas spirit was alive and well across all the Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers offices this week as staff donated crates and crates of goodies to the Oldham Foodbank.

This the 5th year the law firm have generously supported the local cause and it’s something everyone gets involved with.

“From a tin of beans to a whole online food shop delivered by a supermarket our staff have really been generous and gone the extra,  I’m so proud of those who took the time and trouble to pop a few extra items in their trolley this Christmas,” said Joanne Ormston, Partner at Pearson.

“Toys and toiletries were also collected and one member of staff even brought in a children’s bike which I’m sure will bring joy to one youngster on Christmas Day,” she added.

Lisa Leunig, manager at Oldham Foodbank, said:  “A very big thank you to Pearson for their support, it amazing what has been sent over to us and everything collected means a lot to people especially at Christmas time - my motto is say no to nothing, if we can’t use it we know a charity that can.”

The law firm have certainly been taking time out at this busy time of year to think of others and spreading their charity Christmas across all ages in the borough:

•             Toys and clothes have been collected and donated to a women’s refuge in Oldham and the family team at Pearson have been working closely with them to hopefully bring a smile to youngsters faces this Christmas.

“Spending Christmas in a shelter or refuge is no fun, but if we can collect toys and a few nice things for the families it will hopefully make it a little happier.  We have also donated a few gifts for the mums so children get to share a present with their mum which is a lovely thing for them to do,” said one of the Pearson organisers, family solicitor, Pamela Walsh.

•             Staff have already donated shoeboxes full of necessities in an appeal for the homeless and filled gift wrapped boxes of toiletries, treats, hats and gloves to give those who live on streets a bit of comfort at Christmas time.

•             Saddleworth’s Home Instead collected presents from the Pearson office as part of the Santa to a Senior campaign.  The donated gift wrapped presents are then shared out with elderly people across the borough who might not have families around at this time of year.

•             And finally before staff finish for the festive break a Christmas jumper day was held with everyone making a donation to raise extra funds for Maggie’s.

Please note that the information and opinions contained in this article are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice. No responsibility for its accuracy or correctness is assumed by Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd or any of its members or employees. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of this article.

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Written by Joanne Ormston


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