28 Feb, 2013

An innovative new challenge event for young lawyers was launched this week by blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research supported by NetLaw Media.


The Young Lawyers Enterprise Award aims to raise money to help beat blood cancer while giving young lawyers the opportunity to showcase their talents, develop new skills and get ahead in a crowded market place.


The challenge, a cross between The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den, is to turn a small seed fund into a large amount of money. It will see teams compete with each other to develop innovative, imaginative and dynamic fundraising events and ideas, it will test the lawyer’s entrepreneurial acumen while developing key skills, particularly given the current economic climate, during the six months they have to complete the task,.


Teams from across the country came to London in February to present their plans to a panel of experts from the legal, commercial and fundraising sectors including representatives from Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Northern Trust, Lloyds Banking Group, Blandy and Blandy, and Hogan Lovells. The money raised will be invaluable in funding research to improve the lives of blood cancer patients throughout the UK.


Cathy Gilman (pictured), Chief Executive of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, said: “We are thrilled to be providing such a unique opportunity for young lawyers. We hope the challenge will equip them with skills which they can use throughout their careers. It’s a real opportunity to engage a young, vibrant audience with Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research’s work to beat blood cancers.”


The Young Lawyers Enterprise Award aims to raise £100,000 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and people can help to reach the total by visiting http://leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk/lawyers


If you’re inspired to do some fundraising with your work colleagues or to find out how your company can help beat blood cancer please call 020 7504 2216 or email companies@beatingbloodcancers.org.uk

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