Morecrofts have chosen the For Ava Foundation as our partner organisation of the year.
The For Ava Foundation supports children, young people and their families who have a cancer diagnosis or a condition that requires them to undergo a bone marrow or stem cell transplant at Liverpool’s Alder Hey or the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
The organisation is named in honour of six-year-old Ava Stokes, who has twice survived cancer and was required to spend much of her treatment in isolation. That difficult experience has inspired her family to provide other families with ‘Be There’ boxes containing treats and practical items to help make their lives a little easier.
Staff and partners at Morecrofts voted for the new partnership and it was announced at the firm’s annual Ladies Evening, where the firm pledged to reach and exceed the £6,000 target required to support up to 60 families every year.
Over the past year, we have been supporting the Merseyside Youth Association and raised in excess of £16,000 for the charity, which aims to make lasting positive changes to the lives of children and young adults in the region.
Ava’s mother, Kelly Stokes, said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as Morecrofts’ charity of the year. We are excited to work with them to raise awareness and funds to allow us to support more children and young people with cancer and/or an illness that requires them to undergo a bone marrow transplant.
“Although we have only been established for just under a year, the work we are doing in providing ‘Be There’ boxes has had such a positive impact on those families and we are very much looking forward to building on this in the future, with help from the fantastic team at Morecrofts.”
Alison Lobb, managing partner at Morecrofts Solicitors, said: “Each year, we ask the entire team across our five offices to vote for their preferred organisation and this year the result was overwhelmingly in favour of the For Ava Foundation, a small charity delivering invaluable support to families in our local community at a very difficult time.
“The new partnership received a warm reception among guests at our Ladies Evening. We managed to raise more than £300 on the night and we know there’s plenty more to come over the next 12 months.”