Cantillon solicitors raise over 8k for charity

The team of thirteen from Ernest J Cantillon solicitors, who ran in
the recent Cork City Marathon today presented their chosen charity
L’Arche Cork with a cheque for €8,686.  In total €4,343 was raised
through direct donations from friends, associates and colleagues.
This amount was significantly added to with a donation by Managing
Partner, Ernest Cantillon, who promised to double the amount collected
by the various teams from the firm participating in the marathon.

Ernest stated “It’s not often that someone can say they are happy to
write a cheque for over €4,000, but I can genuinely say it was a
pleasure.  The enthusiasm, dedication to the training and the great
team spirit that was so plain to see through the preparations for the
Marathon and on the day of the marathon deserved our full support and
encouragement.  I work with an amazing team of professionals and it’s
great to see them so enthusiastic about coming together on this
initiative and helping a really worthy Cork charity at the same time.”

Sinead Carroll, Solicitor, who was one of the organisers of the teams
from Ernest J Cantillon Solicitors, stated “When we announced that 13
of us were going to run in the marathon, we were inundated with
support and encouragement from friends, colleagues in the firm and
associates in the profession from all over Ireland.   We were able to
set up an on-line donation method through mycharity.ie so it was so
easy for people to support us.  In just under a week we had collected
over €4,000 and are grateful to everyone for their support, especially
Ernest, who generously matched the amount we raised without
hesitation.”

Declan Counihan Community Director, L’Arche who received the cheque on
behalf of the charity stated “This donation means so much to us and
the €8,686 collected will go towards creating a new kitchen/cooking
project in our day service.  I would like to thank everyone from
Ernest J Cantillon Solicitors for giving of their time and resources
to raise vital funds and awareness for our work.  It is through their
efforts and others in the community that we are able to continue to
provide our services, assisting people with and without intellectual
disabilities to share life together in the community.”

Prior to the Marathon 96FM News Reporter David O’Sullivan spoke with
the ladies…

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