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City's professionals dig deep for annual Gulls' Eggs luncheon

Manchester’s business community came out in force to raise a huge £26,295 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

More than 220 of the region’s professionals attended the annual Brown Shipley Gulls’ Eggs luncheon at Manchester Town Hall yesterday to network, fundraise and experience the Gulls’ Egg delicacy that is only available for a few weeks each year.

The exclusive luncheon was hosted by leading private bank, Brown Shipley, which sponsored the event for the third consecutive year. Several of the city’s professional community were part of the event organising committee including Stephensons Solicitors LLP, Grant Thornton and Pannone.

Peter Collier, chairman of the Brown Shipley Gulls’ Eggs Luncheon, and marketing strategy director at Brown Shipley, said: “The luncheon was a refreshing networking opportunity for members of the Manchester business community. We are thrilled with the tremendous support shown by our faithful friends and colleagues who all contributed to the fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support.

“Macmillan is a wonderful charity providing support for all those affected by cancer. Of course, we all know about Macmillan nurses, but what we don’t often see if the other local support that Macmillan provides. The luncheon gave us the opportunity to hear about these initiatives and the money we have raised will specifically help to improve the lives of people affected by cancer, here in our region.”

Within the city of Manchester, the number of people diagnosed with cancer each year is 24% higher than the national average. 95,000 people are currently living with a cancer diagnosis in the Manchester and Cheshire region. Macmillan provides a range of support initiatives in the North West, including Macmillan GPs across the region, benefits advice services, vocational rehabilitation advisers and much more.

Miranda Brown, special events manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “On behalf of Macmillan I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made yesterday’s event such a success. The event would not be possible without the support of dedicated committee members who were the driving force behind the event, and those organisations which took sponsorship packages, secured raffle prizes and sold tickets.”

From left to right: Ian Sackfield (Managing Director, Brown Shipley), Miranda Brown (Donor Stewardship and Special Events Manager, Macmillan), Sharon Cottam (Corporate Account Manager, Macmillan), Nicola Cook (Senior Development Manager, Macmillan), Peter Collier (Marketing Director, Brown Shipley)


Notes to editors

  • For the past three years, Brown Shipley and Macmillan Cancer Support have successfully hosted the Brown Shipley Gulls' Eggs Luncheon to raise important funds to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
  • The Brown Shipley Gulls' Eggs Luncheon has grown from a small gathering to more than 220 guests this year.
  • Brown Shipley is a private bank with offices in Manchester, London, Birmingham, Leeds and Edinburgh. It provides core wealth management services for high net worth individuals, comprising investment and fund management, self-administered pension schemes, estate planning and banking services. For more information, visit www.brownshipley.co.uk.

Media information:  Lianne Tracey
                                   Stephensons Solicitors LLP
                                   T: 01616 966 229
                                   E: lct@stephensons.co.uk