Melanoma UK were at the forefront of a charity event last Friday as the staff of Career Legal put their baking skills to use to raise funds for a great cause.

Career Legal is a specialist legal recruitment company in the heart of the city, with over twenty eight years delivering the best talent across twelve different specialities. With people being their passion, allied to Corporate Social Responsibility, helping individuals comes to the forefront of the agency’s ethos.

When our Senior Consultant Dan Whiting told us he was an ambassador for Melanoma UK, a cause near and dear to his heart, Career Legal knew it would be the perfect charity to raise funds for. Helping people is what they do. Every effort is for the benefit and support of their patients as well as increasing awareness around Melanoma, a disease that has affected the lives of so many families.

On Friday, 13 September, the agency held a Bake Off in our office to raise much needed funds for Melanoma UK. Out of the staff, there were fifteen bakers who submitted cakes and treats which members of the company bought at £2 a treat. The event was a huge success and after a speech by Dan, everyone is a lot more aware about the potential threats of not looking after their skin. With sunbeds being on the rise, no doubt a significant factor in the amount of people under 40 suffering from skin cancer, the speech was educational and informative.

All in all, it was a great day, which added a few pounds to not only a worthwhile cause but also to the waistlines of the staff of Career Legal.