Four charities and not-for-profit organisations have been given a timely pre-Christmas boost, after they each received a £25,000 donation from national law firm Bevan Brittan.
The organisations will get an equal share of the overall £100,000 of support, the largest single donation the business has ever given to support good causes locally.
Fundraisers in each of the firm’s four offices have worked throughout the year to support the quartet with a range of activity, including volunteering.
The timely festive financial boost will further increase the funds available for each of the organisations, which are:
- InUnity in Birmingham, a not-for-profit which supports young people in the city with training and other opportunities. Bevan Brittan is also supporting the organisation’s ‘socks and chocs’ appeal this Christmas;
- The 1625 Independent People charity in Bristol, which works with young people who are homeless, leaving care or at risk of homelessness in the South West;
- Domestic violence and abuse support charity Leeds Women’s Aid. The donation will support the creation of a dedicated space for young people in their refuge.
- The Talent Tap, a social mobility charity in London which boosts employment potential by enabling access to professional industry.
Mark Calverley, Partner and Head of Community Engagement at Bevan Brittan, said: “We are delighted to be able to increase the funds we can provide to our nominated office charities to support the important work they do for people within their local communities.
“We are acutely aware of the challenges all charities and not-for-profit bodies face in the current climate, with their ability to fundraise restricted by the cost of living crisis. That is something we were not going to ignore and we are pleased to be able to increase our support this year.
“Colleagues across the four offices have nominated these organisations and carried out fundraising throughout the year to support them. This pre-Christmas boost will hopefully enable each organisation to do even more to support people in the local community across the festive season.”
This year’s donation is a 25% increase on the £80,000 donated by Bevan Brittan in 2022, itself a record amount.