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Firm “Overwhelmed” by Response from Local Charities

Solicitors support for local charities

Blandy & Blandy LLP has been “overwhelmed” by the response from local charities seeking its support.

On 1 July 2018 Blandy & Blandy will “adopt” to new charities for a two year period, in place of its current charities, Reading Samaritans and Twyford-based Daisy’s Dream.

A campaign was launched last autumn to encourage local charities to apply, with over 100 charities having now contacted the firm.

A final decision will be put to an all staff vote in April, with two charities selected from those who have applied.

Blandy & Blandy will have donated over £35,000 to Reading Samaritans and Daisy’s Dream since 2016, having previously supported causes including Thames Valley Air Ambulance, Berkshire Vision, Camp Mohawk and Younger People with Dementia.

The firm also continues to support a wide range of charitable events, including the Reading Santa Race, the Reading Legal Walk and the Reading Pancake Race, which the firm won in February this year.

Marketing Manager David Lamont, chair of the firm’s corporate social responsibility committee, said: “The overwhelming response we have received further highlights the growing need local charities have for support from businesses. Matthew Lock, ‎Head of Corporate Partnerships at the Samaritans, discussed this in depth at our 2017 Charity Law seminar, which welcomed guests representing more than 50 charities.

Blandy & Blandy is proud to support local charities and events, through fundraising, sponsorship, volunteering and other means.”