A team of members and staff from Deans Court Chambers completed the Manchester 10k on Sunday 20th May 2018, with the aim of raising £4000 for the Chloe Poole Legacy Fund. An extra £2000 over the target has been raised which is a massive achievement and a great boost for the fund.
The Chloe Poole Legacy Fund was set up in memory of Chloe Poole, who sadly passed away on the 27th January 2018 after her 2 year fight with Non Hodgkins B Cell Lymphoba.
In her life Chloe was incredibly passionate about many causes. The aim of the Fund is to each year be able to make a tangible difference to causes that Chloe felt passionately about.
The three main areas to support are:
1. Underprivileged students from the area Chloe grew up in. As a teacher, Chloe would work tirelessly to provide the best education for the students she taught, spending most of her time with students at risk of not succeeding due to their social background. For this reason, money raised each year will go to providing a scholarship for a student from the Wythenshawe area who due to economic circumstances would not otherwise be able to afford to go to university.
2. Chloe spent time in India working with a charity for orphaned children and each year we will make a donation to this charity to make a difference to educating children out of poverty in India.
3. Chloe dreamt of setting up her own Women's refuge for victims of domestic violence. To provide a safe space for women to get back on their feet, provide them with support to get back into work and carve out a new safe life for themselves and their children. Each year we would like to support an already existing charity with the same values and who provide support for victims of domestic violence.
Rosalind Emsley-Smith organised and got the team together for the 10k in memory of Chloe:
“I am overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of all those who have supported us, the amount raised will make a real difference to the causes close to Chloe’s heart, the Legacy Fund is a wonderful way to remember an inspirational young woman who is missed every day.”
We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to donate to this well worthy cause. There is still time to donate; any donation big or small is greatly appreciated.