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GLOUCESTERSHIRE LAW FIRM RAISES OVER £10,000 TO BOOST THE NELSON TRUST
Gloucestershire law firm Willans LLP have raised in excess of £10,000 for their chosen charity of the year, The Nelson Trust.
On Tuesday 20 June the firm’s charity committee invited Ann Buxton, chair of trustees and Melissa Atherton, corporate & events coordinator at The Nelson Trust, to tea at their offices to present them with the final fundraising figure.
The firm surpassed its target through a range of fundraising activities in aid of the charity, which is headquartered in Stroud and supports individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Initiatives included a Christmas carol concert, a quiz night for local businesses and a pool competition. Staff at the law firm took part in a range of ‘dress-down’ Fridays and donated clothing, washing powder and toiletries for the charity to circulate amongst its residents. In addition to the monetary amount raised, the lawyers also donated their time and expertise by providing some pro-bono legal advice throughout the year.
James Grigg, partner at Willans and head of its charity committee, said; “We couldn’t be happier to present our final fundraising figure to a local cause as worthwhile as The Nelson Trust. We are a community-focused firm and nominating a ‘charity of the year’ has long been an annual tradition for us. It gives us a great opportunity to make a difference to a local cause in an enjoyable and challenging way. Thank you to all who volunteered their time and money to help us exceed our fundraising target.”
Melissa Atherton, The Nelson Trust’s corporate & events coordinator, commented; “We would like to thank all the Willans staff for their generous support of The Nelson Trust over this year. They have hosted exciting fundraising events, we have received donations of toiletries and clothing, as well as helping us raise awareness of the work we do in delivering a range of services to people affected by substance misuse and related issues. Thank you Willans from all here at The Nelson Trust.”
The Nelson Trust provides care and support to those with complex needs. Now a nationally-recognised charity, their residential women’s centres provide treatment for around 150 clients each year from the UK and further afield.
Willans, a full-service law firm, celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. The firm is housed across four buildings in Imperial Square and employs around 75 people.
Willans’ highly regarded lawyers have a range of specialisms and advise national as well as local businesses, charities & not-for-profit organisations, international corporations and individuals. www.willans.co.uk