Welch turns 100 & sup­ports CF

Seaway News - - NEWS - NICK SEE­BRUCH ni­cholas.see­[email protected]

CORN­WALL, On­tario - Welch LLP wel­comed friends and clients to the Nav Cen­tre on Satur­day, Nov. 17 to cel­e­brate the 100th an­niver­sary of the firm and to help fight Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis (CF).

“The pri­mary rea­son for our event is to treat our clients and friends of the firm. We’re giv­ing back to our clients and we wanted to give back to our com­mu­nity,” said Al Grav­elle, Manag­ing part­ner of the lo­cal of­fice of Welch LLP.

Guests of the event had an op­por­tu­nity to buy mys­tery en­velopes that con­tained prizes. Pro­ceeds from the sale of the en­velopes went to the CF re­search and sup­port, as did the sale of raf­fle tick­ets for prizes that were given out later in the night and guests were en­cour­aged to do­nate to the cause on­line.

One of the guests of the event was Myles Lynch. Lynch had worked at Welch LLP as a co-op stu­dent in high school. When he was just a few weeks old, Lynch was di­ag­nosed with CF. He served as an am­bas­sador for the cause of fight­ing CF at the event.

Over the course of his life, Lynch has al­ready had two lung trans­plant surg­eries and is el­i­gi­ble for a third, a first in Canada.

All told, Welch had raised $8,500 be­fore the event even be­gan. By the time the night was done, over $11,000 was raised for the fight against CF.

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(Nick See­bruch/ TC Me­dia).

Pic­tured (l-r) Al Grav­elle, Manag­ing Part­ner at the lo­cal of­fice of Welch LLP; Angie Savard, Of­fice Man­ager at the lo­cal of­fice of Welch LLP; Myles Lynch, CF Am­bas­sador; and Christina Rus­sell, Man­ager at the lo­cal of­fice of Welch LLP.

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