Morecrofts host annual ladies evening raising funds for charity

MORECROFTS Solicitors has extended its charity partnership with the For Ava Foundation for a further year.

The decision followed a vote by the firm’s staff and was announced at its annual Ladies Evening, which was held at One Fine Day and welcomed more than 80 guests.

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.

Alison Smith and Morecrofts’ managing partner Alison Lobb

The charity is named in honour of seven-year-old Ava Stokes, who has twice survived cancer and had to spend much of her treatment in isolation. That difficult experience inspired her family to provide other families with ‘Be There’ boxes containing treats and practical items to help make their lives a little easier.

Guests at the Ladies Evening were entertained by magician Simon Southerine and enjoyed exhibitors including Pop Up Fashion Boutique, Liverpool Cheese Company, Beauty & Holistic, dot-art, Angela Power, Lou B Lou, Owen Drew Candles and Alison Smith Aloe Vera.

Ava’s mother, Kelly Stokes, said: “We are thrilled Morecrofts’ staff have chosen us as their charity of the year once again. We have really enjoyed working with them to raise awareness and funds to allow us to support more children and young people with illnesses that require them to undergo a bone marrow transplant. 

Alison Lobb, managing partner at Morecrofts Solicitors, said: “The Morecrofts ladies evening is always a fantastic event, and judging by the number of businesswomen who attended, it has become a firm favourite in the networking calendar of the Liverpool City Region.

“Seeing so many of our friends, clients and contacts in one place enjoying themselves is a pleasure for us, and not only an opportunity to chat in a relaxed environment, but also a chance to introduce them to each other.

“We pride ourselves on our ability to not only provide excellent legal services, but also to connect other businesspeople.

“Many thanks to all our fantastic stall holders, who also donated raffle prizes, raising funds for the fantastic For Ava Foundation. I am delighted we are supporting them for another year.”