Leading local law firm SAS Daniels has further strengthened its longstanding relationship with Macclesfield Football Club, through the renewal of its sponsorship deal for the 2023/24 season.

Throughout the year, the team has undertaken various fundraising activities to generate money for the local facility which provides much-needed treatment, care and support for more than 1,500 cancer patients and their families across Cheshire, Derbyshire and North Staffordshire.

The efforts have seen the firm’s dedicated colleagues come together to actively participate in a diverse range of events including charity bake sales, ‘Blue Day’ with blue drinks, snacks and clothes, and a series of raffles during key occasions such as Easter, the Summer Social and Christmas.

Raising a notable £11,000 alone and exceeding its ambitious target in a highly courageous challenge, fourteen daring team members leapt from heights of up to 15,000ft for a charity skydive.

Additionally, a trio of employees have gone the extra mile to take on several running challenges. Partner and joint head of the Congleton office Helen Gowin participated in the Manchester 10k, solicitor Kirsty Armstrong ran the Great North Run, and conveyancer Natalie Beard took part in the Manchester Half Marathon.

As a symbol of gratitude for the firm’s dedication, The Christie has awarded SAS Daniels with a piece of a medal every time over £60 is raised in a single event; each of the four offices has now been awarded a full medal.

Commenting on the extraordinary feat, Jeremy Orrell, CEO at SAS Daniels said: “We are very proud of the team for the highly impressive amount raised for this incredibly worthwhile cause. The Christie has touched the lives of many people living and working in our community, including members of our own team, and we are passionate about supporting them as much as we can.”

Lisa Clark, corporate fundraising manager from The Christie, added: “It’s been lovely working with the SAS team this year. They have taken part in many different challenges – the skydive was by far the biggest success with so many members of the team participating. They’ve done marathons, walks, raffles and a bake sale or two. All four offices took part in our Christie Challenge this year and have now completed the jigsaw medal. A huge thank you to everyone who took part and donated.”

SAS Daniels is delighted to be named the official back of shirt sponsor for the Women’s First Team as part of the package, in addition to becoming a match day sponsor for one of the Macclesfield FC men’s home games at the Leasing.com stadium.

The firm has been a loyal partner of the club through a sponsorship deal since 2015, reflecting its commitment to supporting organisations that are highly valued by the community, and giving back to the local area.

The SAS Daniels team has a regular presence at club games to show their support for both the Macclesfield FC men and women’s teams.

Justine Clowes, partner, head of private client and joint head of Macclesfield office at SAS Daniels commented: “As a majority female firm, we understand the importance of investing in female talent, and our enduring partnership with Macclesfield FC is one we are very proud of. After witnessing the Women’s First Team enjoy an incredibly successful 2022/23 season, we are thrilled to extend our sponsorship deal and continue supporting the team on their journey.”

Robert Smethurst, owner of Macclesfield Football Club added: “It has been an immense journey rebuilding the club and taking it back up to the league, driven by pure passion as a local resident to do something good for the community. SAS Daniels has been a huge supporter, and without the help of local businesses through sponsorship the club wouldn’t exist. It’s really important that Macclesfield has this, as the club is the heartbeat of the whole town, and we are really grateful to those who provide their valued support to make this possible.”