Michelmores announces new charity partnerships for 2018
After 2017 saw a record-breaking year of fundraising for the Firm, Michelmores is pleased to announce its new charity partnerships for 2018:
The Amber Foundation
Michelmores' Exeter office has chosen The Amber Foundation as their next charity partner. The Foundation helps homeless, unemployed young people to regain control of their lives, find their feet and move on to positive, independent futures. They deliver a blend of support, training, experience and opportunity that encourages young people to focus on their strengths and move forward towards work, secure housing and a more fulfilling future.
The Firm's London office has voted to support Bloodwise throughout 2018. Bloodwise fund vital, lifesaving research to change the lives of people with all forms of blood cancer. They also campaign to raise awareness and support those affected by blood cancers with information and advice on research, trials and treatments.
The Firm's Bristol office will be continuing their partnership with See change, the local name in Bristol for the Julian House group, for another year. The charity aims to support and empower socially excluded people to build sustainable, independent lives. They provide opportunity and support to help people move away from rough sleeping, through accommodation, education and training and employment opportunities.
David Thomson, Partner and Head of Michelmores' Charity of the Year Committee commented:
"Engaging with the communities where we live and work is a priority, and we are delighted to kick-start a new partnership with these fantastic charities.
We will be increasing awareness through a range of fundraising activities, including fun runs, bake sales, parachute jumps and any other challenges our people come up with to raise money. One of the Firm's flagship events, the annual Michelmores 5K Charity Run, has now raised in excess of £300,000 for local organisations over its 18 year history – with last year alone raising a record-breaking £33,400.
"We are hoping for an even bigger and better year of fundraising than last year!"