Manchester Law Society held its annual Lawyers Carol Service at St Ann’s Church in the city centre recently raising vital funds for both the church and SBA The Solicitors’ Charity.
The service, which has run since 1991, saw the Thursday Singers, an auditioned chamber choir drawn from Withington Girls School, Manchester High School for Girls and The Manchester Grammar School lead the singing bringing the profession uplifting music in a beautiful building.
Fran Eccles-Bech, Chief Executive of Manchester Law Society said: “Supporting fellow colleagues when they are in need is vital to Manchester Law Society. However, it’s especially important in the colder season to help alleviate poverty and give the comfort everyone deserves at Christmas. I am proud of fellow members for doing their bit for their profession’s charity at this annual event.”
Guest readers for this year included His Honour Judge Davide Stockdale QC – Honorary Recorder of Manchester, Michael Hayton QC – Leader of the Northern Circuit, Matt Taylor – President of Manchester Law Society and Larry Collier – Chair of the Manchester Bench.
Nick Gallagher, CEO of SBA The Solicitors’ Charity said: “We’re very grateful to benefit from this year’s annual carol service, and see such a wonderful morale boost to the profession at a time of year when there are many pressures facing solicitors. The donations made to us are vital in providing help for solicitors when times get tough.”
For more information on how SBA The Solicitors’ Charity helps its profession and how you can provide support visit www.sba.org.uk
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