Major Family Law raised an impressive £6,000 for three charities at a recent 1980s themed disco.

The ticketed event was hosted by rugby union team the Newcastle Falcons. Guests danced joyfully to an energetic and electric menu of 80s music, before enjoying a raffle featuring many enticing prizes donated by local firms and the Falcons themselves.

The £6,000 raised will be shared between the Brain Tumour Charity, Feeding Families UK and True Colours Theatre.

Donors to the raffle included local restaurants Haveli, Fratelli’s & Cafe by Design, as well as the Carruthers and Kent wine bar, The Escape Rooms in Hexham, Hooker & Young, Walnut Hair & Beauty and Katherines Florists.

The Brain Tumour Charity funds research into the illness, and provides support, advocacy and information for people affected. The charity’s work is a mission that Major Family Law have long believed in, having previously raised no less than £37,000 for them at earlier charitable events.

Feeding Families, based in the North East, provides a range of support for people experiencing food poverty. Meanwhile, True Colours Theatre is a performing arts troupe and school for children with special needs.

Major Family Law Managing Director Joanne Major said:

“This was a great opportunity to raise money for three very worthy causes and have a lot of fun doing so! We were honoured to have the founder of True Colours Theatre, Alisar Jane Taylor join us on the night, along with some of her colleagues, Shannon and Adam, and some of the children they support through their charity.”

She added:

“Thank you to everyone who joined us and made it such a spectacular night to remember.”

Alisar Jane Taylor said:

“We were honoured to be chosen as one of the charities to benefit from the money raised at your fantastic 80’s night. Our staff and members had a wonderful evening and the vital funds that we received will be put towards new equipment for our sensory garden. Again, we cannot thank you enough for this kind donation and the invitation to your event. A fabulous night was had by all.”

Rachel Lister, Engagement Manager at Feeding Families, added:

“We are in a climate where our demand has surged by over 100 per cent, compounded by over a 100 per cent increase the year prior.  We deeply appreciate the support of The Major Law Firm in choosing Feeding Families as one of their charitable causes to raise funds for at their event. The amount raised equates to 80 essential food boxes. It’s great to see a North East business rallying behind a local charity as it really exemplifies the powerful spirit of community within our region.”

Joanne Major explained how important she believes it is for companies to give back to the communities around them:

“As a team we have grown stronger for the adversity that we have faced in our own lives, but we do not take having a job, a roof over our head, food on our table and the health of those we care about for granted.   We have had tough times, both individually and as part of our communities, but we want to do what we can to make life just that bit better for other people.”

Photo caption: Associate Solicitor Stacy Williams of Major Family Law with some of the generous prizes donated for the 80s disco charity raffle.