- Blandy & Blandy LLP Donates Over £30,000 to Local Charities
Blandy & Blandy LLP has donated over £30,000 to two local charities following a two year partnership.
In 2016 the firm’s staff voted to support Twyford-based Daisy’s Dream and Reading Samaritans. During that time two popular annual quiz nights, kindly supported by over 30 other leading firms, silent auctions, bake sales, a rowathon held outside the firm’s offices, and regular events organised in turn by different departments, have all contributed to the impressive total. Staff have also further supported both causes through volunteering.
Gill Stevens, director of Daisy’s Dream, said: “Over the two years that Blandy and Blandy have been supporting Daisy’s Dream we have been thrilled by the level of enthusiasm and commitment shown by staff in raising funds; their energy and generosity has made such a huge difference to a small charity such as ourselves. The magnificent amount raised means that we can be confident of meeting the increased demand for our service, reaching ever more children both facing and following bereavement, helping them as they face a very uncertain future.”
Reading Samaritans’ branch manager Claire Ruben commented: “We are enormously grateful for the support that we have received from Blandy and Blandy over the last two years. It has been a pleasure to co-operate with them: not only have their fundraising efforts on our behalf been outstanding, but In addition we have benefited from valuable legal advice. They have championed our cause and helped to raise awareness of our work, and we much appreciated their enthusiastic participation in Mental Health Awareness Week and the opportunity afforded to us to promote mental wellbeing. We thank each and every employee for their contribution and hope that our association will continue. We wish Blandy and Blandy every success with their next partnerships.”
Chairman Brenda Long added: “Our thanks to both Daisy’s Dream and Reading Samaritans who have been hugely enjoyable to work with over the past two years and charities that we have been proud to support. The importance and value of their work is inspiring an unmissable.”
On 1 July Blandy & Blandy LLP adopted two new charities, chosen by the firm’s staff, Age UK Berkshire and League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital. The firm also continues to support high profile local events including the Reading Santa Run, the Reading Legal Walk and the Reading Pancake Race – which its team won for a second time this year.