For immediate release 19 October 2009 PITMANS RAISES FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK Thames Valley award winning law firm Pitmans continued its fundraising activities last week, by sponsoring and hosting a cancer awareness wine tasting event on Tuesday 13th October, in aid of Cancer Research UK. Chronicles Wine Bar, Reading kindly donated its venue, with Bruce Perry, Eaux De Vie Limited donating his wine tasting expertise, and Pitmans provided the wine, refreshments and staff. The event was an immense success, with Steve Netherton of Credit Agricole Commercial Finance Limited generously contributing the fruits of its own fundraising efforts in aid of Cancer Research UK, resulting in a combined total of approximately £2,000 raised. Pitmans thrive in supporting national charities. On Sunday 11th October 2009, Partner David Archer and Directors Jackie Tang and Parminder Latimer took part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, raising money for their preferred charities, Marie Curie and Right to Play. Commenting on the Pitmans event, Jo Patching of Cancer Research UK said: "Events like Pitmans’ Wine Tasting is a wonderful way for people to get together and do something fun as well as raise money for a vital cause. We need everyone in Reading to ‘Join the fight for women’s survival'. Our research is making a real impact on breast cancer survival but there is still a long way to go. We need you to help us fight harder." Suzanne Brooker, a partner at Pitmans and one of the hosts of the evening said: “It was a real pleasure to be able to support such a worthwhile cause with the support and assistance of Chronicles, Bruce Perry and my colleagues at Pitmans. I am of course delighted that this event was able to raise such a respectable sum for Cancer Research UK and I would like to thank all of the guests at the evening for their generous contributions.” -Ends- For further information, please contact: Jackie Tang, Pitmans, jtang@pitmans.com 0118 957 0274 / 07881 817199 Susan Maloney, Pitmans, smaloney@pitmans.com 0118 957 0225 NOTES TO EDITORS: • Winner of ‘Law Firm of the Year’ and ‘Deal of the Year’ at the 2008 Thames Valley Deals Awards • 7th largest law Firm in the South East of England, outside of London • Pitmans has offices in London and Reading • 1 Crown Court, 66 Cheapside, London EC2V 6LR • 47 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 7SR • The Anchorage, 34 Bridge Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 2LU • 29 Partners • Staff members now total more than 200 • Pitmans is the Thames Valley’s leading commercial law firm, with 21 departments ranging from Banking & Finance, Corporate, Debt Recovery, Defendant Insurance, Dispute Resolution, Employment, IT, Intellectual Property, Insolvency & Corporate Recovery, Pension and Planning & Environment • Pitmans’ website can be found at www.pitmans.com • Pitmans is a founder member of InterAct Europe EEIG, a network of Law firms in Europe – www.interacteurope.com Susan Maloney Marketing Executive Pitmans The Anchorage, 34 Bridge Street • Reading • Berkshire • RG1 2LU DX 146420 READING 21 T: +44 (0) 118 958 0224 F: +44 (0) 118 958 5097 DD: + 44(0) 118 957 0225 W: www.pitmans.com Also at: 1 Crown Court • 66 Cheapside • London • EC2V 6LR 47 Castle Street • Reading • Berkshire • RG1 7SR Pitmans does not accept service by email