Bradford-based legal powerhouse, LCF Law, has declared its commitment to supporting Yorkshire Cancer Research as its chosen charity for 2024, aiming to amass a substantial sum through a series of events and activities.

The multi-award-winning law firm, with a workforce of 145 spread across its offices in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, and Ilkley, holds an annual tradition where team members propose charities close to their hearts. The final selection is made through a collective vote by all colleagues.

In 2023, LCF Law successfully raised £10,000 for the Bone Cancer Trust. This year, following a compelling presentation by Sarah McCann from the conveyancing team, Yorkshire Cancer Research emerged as the designated beneficiary. Among the planned fundraising endeavours, 13 team members are gearing up to participate in the Leeds Half Marathon scheduled for May 13th.

The firm is also embarking on a sponsored ‘Tour De LCF Law’ cycling challenge. In collaboration with PureGym, stationary bikes have been set up in their offices, with the ambitious goal of covering the distance from Yorkshire to the Tour De France’s finishing point in Nice – a challenging 1,064 miles. Activities undertaken on these stationary bikes, as well as any miles, clocked outside the office through cycling, running, walking, or rowing, will contribute to the collective effort.

Sarah said: “Cancer is a horrible disease, and everyone will know someone close to them who has or is fighting a fight against it. I have a close friend who was shockingly diagnosed with breast cancer last year at the age of 39. She completed her chemotherapy treatment and has undergone surgery but devastatingly she’s now been told her cancer is incurable.

“I nominated Yorkshire Cancer Research because it does the most amazing job of funding research to help prevent cancer. The number of people surviving cancer has doubled in the last 40 years and research is continuing to change what it means to have cancer. Everything we raise this year will help leading researchers in Yorkshire, along with experts across the UK and throughout the world, to improve cancer survival.

“Our main fundraiser is the half marathon, which my friend will also be taking part in, which goes to show you what a determined person she is and that anything is possible, even with a life-limiting disease.

“The genuine interest and positive feedback from my colleagues at LCF Law is heartening, and throughout the year we’ll continually be raising money for the charity. LCF Law also match funds for everything we raise, doubling our total, which is fabulous.”

Yorkshire Cancer Research, in operation since 1925, stands as the largest funder of cancer research study places in the region. LCF Law’s fundraising contributions will aid research initiatives focusing on prevention, early detection, and advancements in cancer treatment, thereby contributing to the global fight against this formidable disease.

To contribute to this vital cause, please visit: LCF Law JustGiving Page