It's important that we are part of the communities in which we work.
Charities and Social Committee
We believe in being an active part of our community. For us, that means using the skills and enthusiasm of our people to help local groups achieve great things.
Many of our staff are involved in charity work on a personal basis, and this is something the firm encourages. On a firm-wide basis, we hold a number of events throughout the year for a variety of good causes including the well-publicised Children in Need and Comic Relief. We also support local charities, and often sponsor clients when they are fundraising themselves.
Once a year we work closely with our local Age Concern groups to provide will-writing services on their behalf – raising thousands of pounds each year for the elderly in the region.
We participate in the Government's 'positive about disabled people' scheme, which ensures that those with disabilities are treated equally and fairly in our job application process - guaranteeing an interview to disabled people who meet the job criteria.
Having a Charity of the Year provides a focus for our fundraising efforts and enables us to highlight aspects of particularly good causes throughout our offices.
Our charity of the year for 2016/7 is Alzheimer's Society.
Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading charity dedicated to research into Alzheimer's and dementia, which impacts the lives of thousands of people across the country.
Their goal is to support the growing number of people affected by dementia and keep them connected within their communities, by 2021 it's expected that this figure will rise to over one million sufferers. Find out more about the fantastic work of Alzheimer's Society here