Michelmores is proud to announce that it has raised a total of £60,000 in aid of its charity partner the Charlie Waller Trust, over a three-year period.
Colleagues from across the Firm’s five offices have been involved in a range of fundraising and volunteering opportunities, including the annual Michelmores Charity Run, Three Peaks challenges, London Marathon, Walks for Wellbeing, and a number of other events and initiatives.
The money raised by Michelmores has directly supported the delivery of mental health training in schools and colleges in the UK. During 2022, the charity delivered over 320 sessions to over 20,000 school students, while over 13,000 young people in higher education visited its e-learning portals which provide essential mental health resources.
The Charlie Waller Trust was set up by the Waller family in 1997 after Charlie tragically took his own life aged 28. The Trust provides mental health training, resources and consultancy with a focus on children and young people.
Eve Loughrey, Associate solicitor at Michelmores, who ran the 2023 London Marathon and raised over £3,800 in aid of the Charlie Waler Trust said:
“As someone who struggled with mental health in the past, it felt great to be able to help fundraise for an organisation that is dedicated to mental health training. I find exercise is often a release for me for when I am feeling down, so it was the perfect opportunity to give something back and doing something that can often help me.
“The Charlie Waller Trust has been a fantastic charity partner for the Firm and I am proud to have raised funds for such an important cause.”
Claire Stafford, CEO of the Charlie Waller Trust said:
“Thank you to everyone at Michelmores for your support throughout our partnership. With your fundraising we have been able to continue to provide the training and resources that so many young people rely upon and we have enjoyed the opportunities to work with the Michelmores team in a number of ways over the last three years”.
As part of the partnership, the Charlie Waller Trust has delivered a number of training sessions to the Firm, as well as provides a range of resources and guidance to support Michelmores’ wellbeing initiatives.
For more information on the Charlie Waller Trust, visit charliewaller.org.uk