Staff at global law firm Baker McKenzie’s Belfast office have raised over £20,000 for local nominated charity Cancer Focus NI at their first-ever “Baker Come Dancing” night in the Clayton Hotel.
Eleven dancing partners from Baker McKenzie underwent an intense eight-week training programme with local ballroom dancing professionals prior to the final, all the while raising money via their JustGiving pages, through ticket sales and donations at the event.
Helena Woodward, the firm’s HR & CSR director in Belfast, said: “We are overwhelmed at the dedication our staff have shown to fundraising for this event. Our team of dancers have made a huge effort over the past eight weeks and we are tremendously proud of what they were able to achieve.
“This event has given us the opportunity to raise funds and awareness, become more engaged in our local community, and hopefully create an annual tradition with the power to unite our whole office.”
Roisin Foster, CEO of Cancer Focus NI, praised the “amazing success”, adding: “We are so grateful to everyone who braved the atrocious weather, got their dancing shoes on and opened up their hearts for our family support service.”