Francis George Solicitor-Advocate has so far raised over £1,000 for Barnardo’s. The firm, which is one of Swindon’s leading, is looking to achieve £2,000 for the charity.
Emma George, head of finance at Francis George Solicitor-Advocate, will run the London Marathon on Sunday April 24 this year in a bid to raise funds for the vulnerable children and young people’s charity.
To support her fundraising, Francis George Solicitor-Advocate has had a series of events. They hosted a sold-out quiz night at Pig on the Hill pub in Swindon and a coffee morning at their Old Town office.
Having run the Brighton Marathon in 2014 and the London Marathon in 2015, raising funds for leukaemia and lymphoma research charities respectively, Emma knows what she’s let herself in for. She’s aiming to complete this year’s 26.2 mile run in around four hours.
Explaining her choice of charity for this year’s marathon, Emma said: “I worked with vulnerable children and young people, both in care and leaving care, in my twenties and saw the amazing contribution Barnardo’s made to so many of their lives. It’s a charity I understand well and respect hugely, so it’s a real pleasure to support its work.”
Emma, a geography graduate from Hull University, qualified as a CIMA Accountant in 2001. She has provided financial, business and IT support to Francis George Solicitor-Advocate since the firm opened.
Barnardo’s transforms the lives of the most vulnerable children across the UK through a range of services, campaigns and research studies.
It believes it can bring out the very best in every child whether they’ve experienced child poverty, sexual exploitation, disability or domestic violence.
A Higher Rights Advocacy, Francis George Solicitor-Advocate gives clients the equivalent service to that of a barrister. Advising from the start of a case to the finish, the firm’s team works with a range of bodies, from the Small Claims Court to the Supreme Court.
For more information on Francis George Solicitor-Advocate, visit www.francisgeorgesolicitor-advocate.com
To contribute to Emma’s fundraising, visit her Virgin Money Giving page here