On Sunday, 13th June 2010, Oliver and Co Solicitors took part in the Chester Dragon Boat Festival.
Participation in the event was arranged by the Industrial Disease Department who specialise in dealing with asbestos disease claims, including claims for pleural thickening, asbestosis and mesothelioma. The department works in conjunction with Macmillan Cancer Support, raising money throughout the year from events and donations from costs.
A crew of 20 employees, friends and family were given the challenge of raising at least £50 in sponsorship, giving a team target of at least £1,000 to be raised for our chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.
Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity close to Oliver & Co Solicitors, particularly the Industrial Disease Department who deal with claims for asbestos related illnesses, including asbestos lung cancer and a rare asbestos cancer, mesothelioma. Macmillan Cancer Support provides support, care and advice to many of our clients and their families and we wanted to give something back to this worthy cause.
There were 29 teams taking part, all with their own chosen charity. Each team competed in 3 races throughout the day and the fastest 6 times would then go head to head in the final.
We completed our first race in 1.18.68; we made a significant improvement for the second race with a time of 1.04.80 and by the final race the weather had taken a turn for the worse and this reflected in our time of 1.16.10.
Unfortunately we didn’t make it to the final, we finished a respectable 16th, but everyone had a fantastic time. More importantly, we smashed our sponsorship target, raising over £1,700 for Macmillan Cancer Support.