Four local office charities are set to receive donations of £20,000 each from Bevan Brittan this Christmas, as the national law firm donates £80,000 to help community organisations in the current economic climate.
A charity working with vulnerable women and victims of domestic violence, an air ambulance service, a not-for-profit organisation creating opportunities for young people and a social mobility charity will all get the welcome fundraising boost from Bevan Brittan.
The charities will use the donations to fund work in the local community:
- InUnity (Birmingham): The funds will assist with a brand new project focused on the personal safety of women and girls living on the Hawkesley estate. It will also help with wider work focussing on young people’s mental health.
- Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (Bristol): The donation will fund 10 potentially life-saving missions and all costs associated with them, including the helicopter, fuel and paramedics.
- Leeds Women’s Aid (Leeds): The funds will be used towards a dedicated indoor space for families in their main refuge site.
- The Talent Tap (London): The donation will support its ongoing efforts to provide young people with career enhancing opportunities.
The good causes were nominated by colleagues in the firm’s offices and, in addition to these donations, they have also been undertaking their own fundraising activities to support the charities.
Their efforts have included 10k runs and a gruelling Three Peaks Challenge, as well as a charity dinner and World Cup sweepstakes.
Mark Calverley, Partner and Head of Community Engagement at Bevan Brittan, said: “Our community engagement and charity support programme places us at the heart of the communities we work within. The four charities that colleagues have chosen to support this year play important roles in our communities, from working with vulnerable women or helping injured people to improving social mobility and boosting opportunities for young people.
“These are causes which we are proud to support and we recognise that all of these charities will face additional challenges in the current economic environment. Therefore, we have increased the amount we have previously donated and hope this will be a welcome boost at a time when all charities and voluntary organisations need it most.”
In December 2021, Bevan Brittan donated £60,000 to four local office charities and earlier in 2022 it donated £30,000 to the Disaster Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.