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Napthens pledges to raise £25,000 for Cumbria charity

Cumbria law firm Napthens has pledged to raise at least £25,000 to support the Cumbria Community Foundation.

The foundation exists to support people and organisations wishing to invest in the local community. With the support of donors the charity has made grants totalling more than £21m since it was founded in 1999.

Napthens solicitors, with offices in Penrith and Kendal, has chosen the charity to support during 2016 and beyond, with the aim of creating a fund within the foundation to make grants to community projects.

The firm is hoping to raise an initial £25,000 through a series of personal challenges. Staff in Cumbria will each choose a fundraising activity in which professional contacts and local businesses can get involved.

The first such activity is a 5-a-side football match, set to take place on Tuesday, May 24 from 5pm at Penrith Leisure Centre. The cost per team is £100.

James Todhunter, Napthens’ head of Cumbria, said: “The Cumbria Community Foundation has a history of carrying out great work, and everyone here is excited to be announcing this challenge. £25,000 is a lot to raise, but we have some great ideas and can’t wait to get started. We hope the local business community will join us in our efforts.”

For more information on the football match, contact Amanda.Bowers@napthens.co.uk