Louise Edwards
Posted on 5 Aug 2015

Michelmores on the lookout for its next Charity of the Year

South West law firm Michelmores LLP is seeking applications from local charities who would like to become Michelmores' next Charity of the Year, starting January 2016.

Over the last two years Michelmores has raised over £50,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support through events such as the firm's annual 5K Charity Run, a Christmas bazaar, coffee mornings and many more.

This year, the submission criteria has changed, and Michelmores is looking to support a charity local to its head office in Exeter – the firm's Bristol and London offices will also be looking for their local charity partners in the coming months. The main requirement for the charity looking to becoming Michelmores' Charity of the Year is that it can provide the firm's staff with volunteering opportunities throughout the year: The firm actively encourages its people to take a day away from the office to give something back to the local community.

The relationship between Michelmores and the chosen charity will be for 12 months initially, with potential for this to increase to two years. During this time, the majority of the Firm's community initiatives will be in aid of the Charity of the Year, with exception of days such as Red Nose Day and Children in Need.

Will Michelmore, Michelmores' Senior Partner said:

'Our partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support has been hugely successful. I feel so proud of the total amount of fundraising that has been done by Michelmores staff over the past two years and I really hope that the £50,000 can make a world of difference to those affected by cancer. We are now looking forward to working with another local charity, and making a real difference.'

To apply to become Michelmores Charity of the Year, please download an application form and return it to Maddie Meddings on Maddie.Meddings@michelmores.com by Friday 11 September.