We have adopted a charity of the year scheme to focus our charitable work in a meaningful way, as well as taking part in other charitable projects which are important to our employees.

Charity of the year

We have adopted a "charity of the year" programme to raise valued additional funds for the charity concerned by giving a focus for collective and individual charitable fund-raising.

We are delighted to partner with the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity as the firm's current charity of the year. The Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years of age with a life threatening or terminal illness. The Rainbow Trust family support workers provide a life line to these families and children, supporting the whole family including partners, carers, the unwell child, brothers and sisters and grandparents. They bring support and help to families who so desperately need it at home, in hospital and in the community.

We will support the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity both in terms of providing financial contributions to their efforts, and through volunteering time. The firm has already pledged an initial financial donation, and will be matching funds raised by employees throughout the duration of the partnership. One of the primary reasons that the Rainbow Trust's Children's Charity was chosen as the firm's charity partner was the range of practical volunteering opportunities in which supporters are able to take part. These include assisting in activity days for the children whom the charity supports, offering mentoring and sharing professional skills.

“We are delighted to partner with Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity as the firm’s new charity of the year. Rainbow Trust provides critical emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. The charity is a great choice for us to support both through our fundraising efforts and through volunteering our staff time, particularly given the meaningful, creative and fun programme of events that Rainbow Trust has suggested we get involved with. We anticipate an action packed programme from day one and very much look forward to working with the charity over the coming months.”
Roland Foord, senior partner

Other charitable activities

We donate money to a variety of charities, NGOs and good causes, take part in a variety of charitable activities and encourage pay roll giving.

Previously, for example, we entered a team in the London Legal Walk to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust, and a team in the Row Hard event for the Royal Hospital for neuro-disability.

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