By: 31 December 2018
Keebles supports charities to the tune of £3k

The Doncaster office of Keebles has bolstered support for local charities by almost £3,000.

More than a third of the £3,000 fundraising and contributions made across 2016 to 2018 has enabled the national charity DEBRA to support more people suffering from the potentially fatal skin condition epidermolysis bullosa (EB).

The condition is sometimes known as a butterfly skin because it makes the skin as fragile as a butterfly’s wing, causes constant pain due to unstoppable internal and external blistering.

This year’s events for DEBRA included a monthly Dress Down Friday, a sponsored slim-athon, and saw trainee solicitor Kate Large take on the Hull Inflatable 5k Obstacle Run at Beverley Racecourse.

Jenny Jackson, DEBRA business development manager, said: “An enormous ‘thank you’ to Keebles. Their team’s tenacious drive will help to fund research into symptom alleviation and effective treatments and provide care and support which will help to make a real difference to EB sufferers and their families.”

Keebles has also boosted the goals of MS Society, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Comic Relief and Changing Lives, which provides specialist support for 6,000 socially excluded and vulnerable people every month. Its services for women and their families include recovery centres, temporary and long-term accommodation, employment and volunteering opportunities.

Sarah Burton, partner at Keebles, said: “Putting something back is aligned with our firm’s values and ethos and it’s tremendous that our support is helping to make a difference for these inspirational organisations.”

Keebles, which is the official ‘Age Friendly Partner’ of Doncaster’s performing arts theatre Cast, is also supporting a series of age-friendly and dementia-friendly events hosted by the theatre.