Bevan Brittan’s Leeds office has handed a timely festive £15,000 boost to local charity Maggie’s Yorkshire.
The donation is part of £60,000 in total that the national law firm has given to local charities supported by its four offices in the UK and the Leeds office donation will enable Maggie’s to offer six full days of support for people living with cancer in Yorkshire.
On average, the centre sees 50 people a day, so the Bevan Brittan donation will allow it to help up to 300 people across the six days, including face to face, phone and virtual support.
During the year, colleagues from Bevan Brittan’s Leeds office have taken part in various fundraising activities for Maggie’s, including the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, the Leeds 10k and a Euro 2020 sweepstake.
Donations in other parts of the country will enable the charities to fund 7.5 complete air ambulance missions in the South West, give disadvantaged teenagers fully funded work experience in London and provide much-needed respite for homeless children in Birmingham.
Bevan Brittan’s head of Leeds Office James Atkins said: “2021 has been another very challenging year for the charity and third sector so we are thrilled to be able to offer some extra support to Maggie’s at what is always a busy time for their team and the people they care for.
“As a responsible business, we are proud of the active role our colleagues play in supporting local communities, not to mention the range of pro bono work we do during the year.
“It is great to know that our donation will secure support for so many people living with cancer and we look forward to maintaining our support for these worthy causes in 2022.”
Maggie’s Yorkshire’s centre head Amanda Procter said: “To know that six days of support have been paid for is incredibly generous and a huge help. It would mean we can support people psychologically and emotionally at the darkest time of their lives.
“We can offer help and advice to navigate the complex Benefits system to help alleviate people’s financial worries, or quite simply we can provide an oasis of calm and a warm drink for those who just want to sit and be. Thank you Bevan Brittan.”
Bevan Brittan, which recently revealed that it had achieved carbon neutral status and outlined plans to cut emissions further, also confirmed plans to send clients eCards in place of physical Christmas cards this year, saving 66kg of paper.