Spratt Endicott Solicitors is delighted to reveal its ‘charities of the year’ for the 2018/2019 financial year, as it opts to support three local causes – challenging its staff to fundraise for multiple worthy endeavours over the next 12 months, as the firm looks to continue its tradition of giving back to the local community.
In previous years, Spratt Endicott has adopted one main charity to support across the course of 12 months via a collaborative fundraising initiative amongst its staff. For the 2018/2019 financial year however, the Legal 500 law firm has decided to support three local charities – Katharine House Hospice, Dogs for Good and Oxfordshire Mind – all of which provide support to causes close to the heart of the community near to Spratt Endicott’s Banbury head office.
The annual decision on which charities to get behind is led by Spratt Endicott’s staff who nominate and vote for their chosen charities. The Social & Charity Committee, an internal body that looks at worthy local endeavours that resonate with both the firm’s ethos and the preferences of Spratt Endicott’s staff, tally the votes and elect a charity based on the number of votes. The committee then coordinates fundraising efforts throughout the year.
Pete Gardner, a long-time member of Spratt Endicott’s Social and Charity committee, said of the decision: “There are so many worthy causes in and around the Banbury area that each year sees a very close vote on our charity. This year the nominations have been particularly close – so we’ve made it easier and gone with three! All of the chosen charities are causes that mean a lot to our staff, either through a personal connection or simply because they have a strong desire to support a particular cause.”
He continued: “Last year we raised over £2,200 for the Horton General Charitable Fund, which was a fantastic total. However, this year we’re looking to raise a minimum of £3,000 that will then be split equally between all three charities, providing each with a sizeable donation.”
Katharine House Hospice are specialist providers of palliative care for adults whose support not only focusses on easing the symptoms of life limiting diseases, but also supports patients and their families in their emotional and spiritual needs as well as bereavement support.
Dogs for Good has been making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities through the help of a trained dog. The charity aims to constantly improve the human/dog relationship and leads the way in finding new ways that dogs can help people. In 2018, Dogs for Good reached an important milestone and is celebrating its 30th Anniversary and Spratt Endicott are delighted to be celebrating that milestone with them.
Oxfordshire Mind’s Banbury hub is not only a vital resource centre for mental health & wellbeing within the community, but also within local businesses. As part of Spratt Endicott’s work place well-being, the firm recently participated in an enlightening discussion lead by Oxfordshire Mind on mental health awareness, with the talk well received by staff.
The Social and Charity committee will be planning a variety of fundraising initiatives throughout the 2018/2019 financial year, starting with 4 World Cup Sweepstakes and the Wimbledon-related Swingball Championships in an attempt to reach the £3,000 target.
John Spratt, Chairman of Spratt Endicott Solicitors, said of the charity choices: “We at Spratt Endicott place great importance on being part of Banbury’s vibrant and caring community. It is amazing how many good causes there are in and around our town which are all worthy of support. I am delighted that our business is aiming to support a number of different endeavours this year and I am sure that our magnificent staff will once again rise to the challenge of ‘hitting the £3,000 target’”.
For more information about these charities, please visit their websites below:
Katharine House Hospice: http://www.khh.org.uk/
Dogs for Good: https://www.dogsforgood.org/
Oxfordshire mind: https://www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk/
For more information about Spratt Endicott please contact Jane Ward on 01295 204000 / email email@example.com.