A CHESTER law firm's charity gig hit a high note as more than £2,000 was raised for a cancer charity.

The sold-out gig organised by Oliver and Co Solicitors, held on Saturday at the Bridge Inn, Boughton, collected £2,046.70 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The gig was a brilliant way to kick off the firm's brand new year of fundraising.

James Cameron, asbestos disease solicitor and associate director at Oliver and Co, played with his band The Eskimo Spies for their longest set yet at over three hours, to raise as much money as possible for the charity.

James said: “I have been specialising in asbestos disease cases for over 12 years and have seen first-hand the devastating effect asbestos-related cancers, like mesothelioma, can have not only on the sufferer, but also on their families as well.

"Music is a favourite past-time of mine and by bringing people together at the gig, I hoped to raise as much money and awareness as possible for Macmillan which is a charity close to my heart.

"I am delighted to say that we exceeded our target. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to making such a success of the night.”

In the weeks leading up to the gig, ticket sales were very successful and all tickets were sold out in January. With a full room of over 150 people, there was a brilliant atmosphere.

During the night, there was also a raffle with some amazing prizes.

Prizes included a two-course lunch for two people at the Chef’s Table in Chester, a Sunday lunch for four at the Bridge Inn, a 60-minute relaxing massage at Brook Street’s Thainamoon and a two-night holiday getaway.

Oliver and Co's industrial disease department specialises in asbestos disease claims and has been supporting the charity for over 10 years.

The charity provides vital support and advice to people living with cancer, including asbestos-related cancers, as well as their families.

Oliver and Co Solicitors have now raised over £36,000 for Macmillan over the years.

Macmillan’s corporate fundraising manager for Cheshire, Megan Kong, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as Oliver and Co Solicitors’ charity partner. Our work is almost entirely funded by public donations, so we are extremely grateful for every pound given to us. The money raised will go towards helping Macmillan support people affected by cancer at the time they need us most."

Due to the gig’s success, Oliver and Co plans to make the charity show an annual event to raise even more funds for Macmillan Cancer Support in the future.