Apply for support from local law firm – closing date 16 March 2018

Primary interest
Voluntary sector

Law firm Blandy & Blandy LLP, which has offices in Reading and Henley-on-Thames, is seeking two new local charities to ‘adopt’ from 2018.

The firm is currently supporting Twyford-based Daisy’s Dream and Reading Samaritans, having previously supported charities including Younger People with Dementia, Camp Mohawk, Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Berkshire Vision.

Fundraising activities have included raffles and silent auctions, a bake sale, a sponsored ‘rowathon’, monthly dress down days, quarterly staff events (which each department takes it in turn to organise) and a popular annual quiz night, which this year welcomed 23 leading Thames Valley firms and raised a record breaking £4,600.

Richard Tredgett, a trustee at Reading Samaritans, praised the charity’s relationship with the firm: ‘As well as fundraising, members of Blandy & Blandy’s team have become involved in our charity and provided invaluable support with our operation. We have also attended several of their charity briefing events, which have given invaluable updates on changing legislation in the charity sector, and had the benefit of legal advice. They genuinely support the charity they choose and their people give their time with a passion. Our thanks to every single member of the team’.

Claire Rhodes, Fundraising Manager at Daisy’s Dream, added: ‘Daisy’s Dream is so grateful for the opportunity to partner with Blandy & Blandy, which has made a significant difference to our small charity by funding our bereavement support for local children. The team at Blandy & Blandy are a pleasure to work with and always come up with some fantastic and successful fundraising ideas’.

If your charity would like to be considered, please contact david.lamont@blandy.co.uk to request an application form. The application deadline is 16 March 2018.