Awards dinner raises funds for charity

Milsted Langdon is proud to have been a sponsor of the recent Bristol Law Society Annual Awards Dinner.

The sixth Awards Dinner celebrated the achievements of the individuals and organisations that form the oldest local law society in England and Wales, which celebrated its 245th anniversary this year; having originally formed in 1770.

The evening was opened by President of the Bristol Law Society, Michael Gupwell, whose keynote speech described his commitment to the Bristol legal community and how access to justice is at the centre of the community, whilst also noting that the society’s membership is growing and now stands at around 4,000.

Michael commented that the dinner was raising money for St Peters Hospice and said: “I chose St Peter’s Hospice… after a conversation with Roger Isaacs of Milsted Langdon.”

Roger is a trustee and treasurer of the charity and we talked about their needing to raise £18k every single day just to operate. That’s a staggering £6.5 million a year. As a not for profit organisation, I was concerned that BLS’s fundraising potential would only be a drop in the ocean. Roger put it very simply and said the charity needs every little drop to create that ocean. So, let’s see how big we can make that drop.”

Roger added: “The evening was a great success and we are still counting the huge amount raised on the night. I would like to thank everybody that attended for their kind donations.”

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