LAW firm Dickinson Dees is hosting a charity event at mima, Middlesbrough’s modern and contemporary art gallery, to raise money for Children Challenging Industry.
The event, which takes place on April 19, will feature a special presentation from the charity, a raffle and prize draw, in addition to the opportunity to have a look around the gallery.
Children Challenging Industry is a national project aimed at teachers and children in UK primary schools, and at science-based manufacturing companies in the UK.
Established in 1996 by Thomas Swan and Company, the main aim of the project was to tackle the negative public perception of the chemical industry, to ensure it offered an attractive career opportunity for younger generations.
Speaking of the event, Peter Snaith, head of chemicals and pharmaceuticals at Dickinson Dees, said: “We are proud to support Children Challenging Industry and we hope to raise a lot of money on the evening.
“We have specialised in advising the sector in the region for a number of years and it’s very rewarding for us to be able to give something back through this event.
“The North-east is renowned for its industrial heritage and it is important that this continues.
“The only way to do this is to ensure that a career in industry remains an attractive opportunity for youngsters thinking about their future.”
Kate Brindley, director at mima, added: “We’re pleased to be hosting this event on behalf of Dickinson Dees and for such a worthy cause.
“Middlesbrough has been a city key to industry in the region and we’re proud to host this charity event.”
Tickets for the event are priced at £25 and all the proceeds will go directly to Children Challenging Industry.
If you are interested in attending, contact Erin Beattie, events assistant at Dickinson Dees on 0191 279 9373 to find out more.