The ambitious Big Build project spearheaded by Marie Curie Cancer Care has just received backing from trainee solicitors at Anthony Collins Solicitors in Birmingham.
The project aims to build a brand new state-of-the-art hospice in Solihull and it is being substantially boosted by the trainee solicitors’ fundraising efforts. They hope to raise some of the £7 million needed for the hospice over the next two years.
The hospice will provide state of the art facilities with bigger patient capacity and increased outpatient and day care services.
Patients will be offered increased privacy with individual, en-suite rooms so that they can spend precious time with their families and loved ones.
The eight trainee solicitors hope to raise £3,500 by next October.
One of the trainees at Anthony Collins Solicitors, Claudia Gilham, said: “The rest of the firm are really behind us and with their support we are confident that we will reach our target. We chose the Big Build project because it’s something that will benefit our local community, now and future generations, by offering the care and support patients and families need in a modern, comfortable environment.”
Claudia and her colleague Victoria Fullilove have already run the Birmingham Half Marathon and over the next year they will be trying to raise more money though events such as dragon boat racing, cake sales and even zip wiring.
Marie Curie Cancer Care representative Rick Parfitt said; “We have been overwhelmed with public support for Marie Curie’s Big Build Appeal and would like to say a huge thank you to the team at Anthony Collins for their commitment to supporting the new hospice for the West Midlands and to ensuring that we can continue to deliver high-quality care to patients at the end of their lives.”