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Brethertons has had a SpecialEffect

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We are delighted to announce we have raised over £8,500 for our Charity of the Year – SpecialEffect.

Based near Witney in Oxfordshire, SpecialEffect ‘puts fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games’. It’s a charity like few others; the team work with people of all ages to inspire and motivate them in a unique way, by providing a friendly and inclusive environment in which people can enjoy themselves doing what they love. By levelling the playing field, they bring families and friends together and have a profoundly positive impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation.

SpecialEffect Director and CEO, Dr Mick Donegan, says: “It has been an incredible partnership with Brethertons Solicitors. On top of supporting and being the winners of our 2016 Twin Town Challenge - a points based fundraising event, travelling from Witney to its twin town of Le Touquet in Northern France which raised over £300k; the team has worked tirelessly to raise as much funds and awareness for SpecialEffect and we simply cannot thank them enough.”

Over the course of the partnership, our staff carried out a number of fundraising driven projects to help raise these vital funds, including dress down days, bake-offs and cake sales, a quiz night, running the Oxford half marathon and hosting an evening of stand-up comedy.

Shaun Jardine, CEO at Brethertons, said: “It’s a terrific achievement by all of our staff having raised this amount of money. I’m proud of all of those who donated money and their time to raise this fantastic sum.  A special mention must go to those who ran half marathons, organised the numerous events such as tuck shops, bake offs, raffles, comedy nights and of course our winning Twin Towns team. Supporting SpecialEffect has been an absolute pleasure and helped create a fun atmosphere in the office.”

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