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Regional law firm Paris Smith LLP has cemented its year of fundraising for the Murray Parish Trust in partnership with Southampton Hospital Charity by presenting a cheque for £23,564.

The firm embarked on a series of fundraising efforts in celebration of its 200th anniversary raising vital funds for its charity of the year, through staff and client events.

Key activities which focused staff efforts included the Great South Run, a teddy bears picnic and dress down day, sponsored cycles, a sporting dinner, 200 year gala dinner client event at O2 Guildhall at which Sarah Parish was a speaker, plus much more.

The money raised contributed to the Trust reaching its £2 million target to create a state of the art Children’s Emergency and Trauma Department at University Hospital Southampton.

Nick Vaughan, senior partner at Paris Smith said: “Our choice of a charity to fundraise for during such a landmark year for the firm was incredibly important and I am delighted with the efforts from not only our team, but also the generosity shown by clients and associates who attended some of our events last year.

“I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved for such an important cause in the region but one which will benefit youngsters far and wide. To have played a part in making the dream of Sarah Parish and James Murray come to life is very rewarding for the whole firm.”

James Murray co-founder of The Murray Parish Trust said: “Paris Smith continues to lead the charge when it comes to supporting the MPT, proving time and time again that corporate social responsibility really pays.”