UK-Top 100 law firm Bevan Brittan is donating £10,000 to Bristol-based charity St Peter’s Hospice this Christmas.
The donation will go towards providing vital services for the life limiting illness charity. £10,000 can help to keep the 24-hour Hospice Advice Line – which has seen a 100% increase in calls since the start of the pandemic – open for two weeks.
Each year, staff from each of Bevan Brittan’s offices in Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and London vote for a charity to support. Many of the charities are chosen due to personal connections with members of staff and their families. The firm’s Bristol Office selected St Peter’s Hospice.
Commenting on the donation, Head of the firm’s Bristol Office, Rosemary Jago, said:
“I am delighted that we are able to offer some extra support after what has been a very challenging year for St Peter’s Hospice and the people they look after. £10,000 will make a real difference at Christmas and we are proud to support such a worthy cause with this donation.
“Community engagement is a big part of our culture at the firm and we play an active role in local communities in Bristol and the South West, through both individual and collective fundraising activities as well as pro bono work. We will look forward to continuing to fundraise and support our Bristol Office charity in 2021.”
Louise Turner, Corporate Fundraising Manager at St Peter’s Hospice, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with such a generous donation from our Charity of the Year Partner Bevan Brittan, in particular during such challenging times for our fundraising. We are working hard to try and limit the effect that the pandemic has had to our services and this money will go a long way in helping us to be there for patients when it matters most.
“We want to thank Bevan Brittan for supporting us throughout the year as well as with this donation. Staff have volunteered, donated stock to our shops and held many fundraising events and we couldn’t ask for a better partnership”.
Bevan Brittan is donating a total of £40,000 across its local office charities this Christmas, with each of its four offices giving £10,000 to the causes they support throughout the year.
For more details about Bevan Brittan’s community support in Bristol and the South West, visit the website.