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Clough & Willis Join the Dementia Action Alliance

We are pleased to announce that Clough & Willis are now members of the Dementia Action Alliance.

The Dementia Action Alliance is a movement with one simple aim: to bring about a society-wide response to dementia. It encourages and supports communities and organisations across England to take practical actions to enable people to live well with dementia and reduce the risk of costly crisis intervention.

Clough & Willis hope that through initiatives like the Dementia Action Alliance, there will be a greater understanding in the wider community as to what legal options may be available for people who may have diminished capacity at some point in their lives.  Read more here

Clough & Willis Cake Off for Macmillan Cancer Support

On the 23rd September we held our very own Clough & Willis Cake Off in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Competition on the day was strong with 14 entries.  The judging was done on visual appearance with everyone at Clough & Willis having their chance to vote.   The winner of the 2013 Cake Off was Amy Ross-Sercombe with her fabulous looking and deliciously tasting hazelnut meringue, chocolate brownie cake with raspberry cream. 

The Clough & Willis Cake Off was the main event for our Macmillan coffee morning with smaller competitions such as Cake Off bingo running throughout the day.

From our events we raised £122 for this very worthwhile cause.

Clough & Willis Scaled New Heights For Charity

Four of the Clough & Wills team volunteered to throw themselves off the Corn Exchange, Manchester in aid of Forever Manchester.  Fiona Hardman, Gemma Hatton, Jane Cockcroft and Donna Openshaw all took part in the abseil.

The girls managed to raise over £350.


Clough & Willis Cycle 208 miles for Comic Relief
The Clough & Willis team came up with the idea of cycling from Bury to Bury (St Edmunds) in a single day to raise as much money as possible for Comic Relief.
The challenge took place on an exercise bike in the Clough & Willis offices. 
Most of the Clough & Willis staff agreed to come together and work as a team to cycle the 208 miles required. As you may be aware we are not all in the same in physical condition as Sir Bradley Wiggins so this was a real challenge for us. 

We smashed our target of £200 and managed to raise a staggering £1,598.  A very big thank you to everyone who supported us. 


Clough & Willis gets 10k fever for Forever Manchester

Three of the Clough & Willis team successfully completed the Bupa Great Manchester Run in May raising a whopping £1,131.00 in aid of Forever Manchester - the community foundation for Greater Manchester.

Clare Trippier, the firm's marketing manager, was joined by Seb Wright, solicitor & debt recovery case manager and Helen Webster, head of private client, on the run. The trio completed the course in times ranging from 48 minutes to 1 hour & 15 minutes. They were supported from the sidelines by colleagues, friends and family.

Clough & Willis recently announced that Forever Manchester was its Charity of the Year. The organisation provides wide ranging support to small community groups across the region and its focus is on helping bringing people together and making them feel better about where they live.

Picture: L to R - Helen Webster, Seb Wright & Clare Trippier.

Clough & Willis hand over charity donation

The staff at Clough & Willis raised £100 by donating money to the charity instead of swapping Christmas cards.

Bury Hospice is a registered charity providing end of life and palliative care to people who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting disease, living in the six towns of Bury.

They care for around 350 patients and their families every year.  It costs in the region of £1.8 million to run Bury Hospice each and every year.  Less than 20 per cent of this is funded by the NHS and therefore they have to generate more than 80 per cent of their own income every year through fundraising, Hospice shops and the Bury Hospice lottery.  All care is provided entirely free of charge and is offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Clough & Willis hand over charity donation

Bury Cancer Support Centre has been given a helping hand by Clough & Willis. 

The staff at Clough & Willis raised £100 by donating money to the charity instead of swapping Christmas cards.

Clough & Willis's Managing Partner Shefali Talukdar and Practice Manager Karen Hastie presented the cheque to Stanley Gilbert and Lynne Marland from the support centre on behalf of all the staff.

Shefali Talukdar said: "Bury Cancer Support Centre is a fantastic charity and all the staff work incredibly hard to ensure that patients receive the best care and support.”

Bury Cancer Support Centre provides support through complementary therapies, information, and the friendship of other patients and of staff.  The centre is available to anyone living in the North West who is affected by cancer whether as a patient or a carer. The centre is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10.30am to 4.00pm.  People do not need an appointment or a doctor's referral but can just drop-in. 

For more information contact the Centre on 07899 990260 or see

Clough & Willis took part in Octobers Jeans for Genes Day.

In return for a donation of £2 (or more!) everyone came to work in their jeans -anyone not wearing their jeans on this day were fined £5.

Jeans for Genes is a national charity raising money for children with genetic disorders, to fund the care and support they need now and the research which could change their futures.

In the UK, one baby in every 25 is born with a genetic disorder.  Although individually these disorders can be extremely rare, together they are the biggest killer of children aged 14 and under. 

If you'd like to find out more about Jeans for Genes, please visit their website at

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