Colin Lehmann, a partner in the firm for over 30 years, died in February. He was an exceptional individual who was heavily involved in charitable work and who was always keen to help others in the community. We have been keen to identify an appropriate way to commemorate his life and continue that work.
Colin was suffering from pancreatic cancer so we are joining with a number of Colin's friends and colleagues to raise funds in his memory for Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Pancreatic cancer is the tenth most common cancer in the UK but has the lowest survival rate of any of the most common cancers and it currently receives only 1% of the total cancer research spend in the UK. The experts still do not know enough about pancreatic cancer progression and resistance to therapy to support the development of new cancer drugs or treatment.
Pancreatic Cancer UK runs a Future Leaders programme which aims to attract new research talent to the field and build a critical mass of pancreatic research by supporting clinical PhD level researchers with three year fellowships. We would like to build a fund to support a number of young researchers, helping their academic development and also helping further the research in this area.
How can you get involved?
We would be delighted if you felt able to contribute to the fund and there are a number of ways to do so.
Maccabi GB community fun run - Sunday 19 June 2016
Blick Rothenberg will be entering a team into this event organised by a charity in which Colin was heavily involved and which includes distances for everyone (both running and walking) as well as a fun zone for all the family: http://www.communityfunrun.org/
If you are feeling particularly active then you are able to enter the run either as part of our team or by entering your own; please click here to register before Wednesday 25 May and we can send you details of our sponsorship page if you would like to fundraise alongside us.
If you are not feeling quite so active but would still like to sponsor us or make a direct donation to the fund then please visit our Just Giving page here.
Our aim is to raise at least £100,000.
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