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Corporate social responsibility

Our commitment to our community

 

Dee & Griffin Solicitors are very proud of Gloucestershire. With the majority of our staff and clients living and working in the county we are committed to improving society and the local community. To achieve these goals, we have implemented a Corporate Social Responsibility program.

What this means in practice is that we allow each of our staff one day a year, on work time, a day out of the office to work with our charity partners. The charity benefits from first class legal and secretarial skills and our employees reap the rewards of paying back into the community.

 

 

We are proud to work with The Chamwell Centre as our charity of the year. We believe this centre of excellence, built within The Milestone School, will have a tremendous impact on the lives of disabled children and adults across Gloucestershire. The school has 300 children aged 2-16, from all parts of Gloucestershire.

The majority of the pupils have severe learning disability or autism, and many face the additional challenges of severe and complex medical conditions and physical disabilities. The state-of-the-art centre will provide a large hydrotherapy pool with exciting therapy and sensory equipment, facilities for physical therapies, rebound therapy and soft play, as well as an all-ability play and sports area.

We also take the opportunity to support sporting events, functions and fundraisers to keep the connection going with our chosen charities throughout the year.

Although The Chamwell Centre is our charity of the year we are also proud to help the following local charities achieve their goals:

 

 

Wooden Spoon is the rugby charity for disabled and disadvantaged children. The money raised in Gloucestershire goes towards Gloucestershire projects. Recently the charity funded a sensory room at The Shrubberies School in Stonehouse. Wooden Spoon events we support include:

➢ Cheltenham Race Day in March

➢ Cheltenham Cricket Festival Day in July

➢ The Cider & 7s Festival at Longlevens Rugby Club in July

➢ The Wooden Spoon Annual Dinner at Kingsholm in November

 

Dee & Griffin Solicitors are delighted to support and promote the James Hopkins Trust. The charity provides care for babies and children up to the age of 5 who have life limiting or life threatening conditions, whilst also supporting their families.

Currently over 90 children in Gloucestershire are supported. The James Hopkins Trust has helped well over 500 children and their families across Gloucestershire since 1989. Several events are run throughout the year including:

➢ The Kite Ball in February

➢ Charity golf day in May

➢ Charity auction in October

 

 

 

Founded in 1901 the Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra performs concerts across the county. The GSO provides a platform for local composers and soloists, with an emphasis on encouraging young musicians and audiences.

The orchestra plays classical music from all eras, including modern works and first performances. Events we have supported and attended include A Christmas Cracker at the Cheltenham Town Hall and the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year.

 

 

The Trust was created following the murder of 20-year-old Hollie Gazzard in the centre of Gloucester by an ex-partner. HGT helps reduce domestic violence through creating and delivering programmes on domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships to schools and colleges.

We enjoyed sending an all-female table to the masquerade ball at Hatherley Manor and supporting the #SummerHollieDay Festival at Longlevens Rugby Club. We look forward to supporting these events again this year.

 

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