Below are examples of members of staff from Healys LLP actively participating in charitable events as part of the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative:
We helped raise the £800,000 total towards free legal advice services – beating last year’s £740,000.
The Lord chief justice said ‘it shows what lawyers can do for those who do not have access to justice,’
Free legal advice services change people’s lives, providing them with expert help to reduce debt, poverty and homelessness, and combat discrimination and injustice. LLST work with charities fund to ensure every pound raised goes as far as it possibly can.
Healys is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the University of Sussex in its launch of the Sussex Clinical Legal Education this autumn, following two years of planning and preparation.
The Clinical Legal Education programme offers students the opportunity to gain invaluable experience, seeing how law operates in the real world, while providing crucial assistance to those in need. It is an integral part of the University’s commitment to engage with the community and to promote human rights and access to justice.
Clinical Legal Education facilitates a variety of pro-bono projects. These projects range from giving direct legal advice and assistance to the public on family and employment law issues, assistance in the County Courts, projects assisting local charities with community issues such as homelessness and employment rights to research for action groups and other non governmental organisations in legal challenges.
Dino Skinner “We are pleased to be part of this ongoing initiative. Not only does it give help to people that otherwise would not be able to gain access to legal advice and assistance but provides valuable experience to the next generation of lawyers. This also shows Healys’ commitment to local and wider community”.
Healys’ charity team took part in the Tough Mudder Challenge on Saturday 30 April 2016. Tough Mudder is a series of hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle race – mud run events designed by British Special Forces to challenge the toughest of the tough.
The team were fundraising for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. The charity aims to raise awareness of the problem of lung cancer, to promote an intensive research programme into the causes, prevention and management of the disease. The 12 person team raised £4,156.25 for the charity.
Participants included: Charlie Pattihis, Luiz Costa, Kelly Goddard, Nick Evans, Navid Raja, Jon Budge, Omar Shams, Eileen Herrmann and Arthur Horsfall all from the London office.
Healys’ charity team took part in the Tough Mudder Challenge on Sunday 03rd May 2015. Tough Mudder is a series of hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle race – mud run events designed by British Special Forces to challenge the toughest of the tough.
The team were fundraising for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. The charity aims to raise awareness of the problem of lung cancer, to promote an intensive research programme into the causes, prevention and management of the disease. The ten person team raised £2,564 for the charity.
The team were also invited to appear on the one show the day after the event.
Participants included: Charlie Pattihis, Luiz Costa, Tracy Evans, Nick Evans, Jamie Oliver, Jon Budge, Omar Shams, Nagina Hussain, Julia Stirling and Paul Metcalfe, all from the London office.
You can see the team’s exploits by visiting the link: https://healys.com/gallery/healys-charity-team-does-tough-mudder/
Donna and Nick completed the 14 mile Marsden March accompanied by Right Said Fred who cut the ribbon to start the event.
This is Nick’s third March for the Royal Marsden for which over the three years we have raised over £5k. Current total for this year is over £1,300.
The Royal Marsden is a cancer charity deadicated to beating cancer. We’re a world-leading innovation centre who pioneer new treatments that save lives. Support The Royal Marsden and you’re investing in a future beyond cancer for you and for everyone you know.
If you would like to sponsor Donna and Nick please visit this link: https://www.justgiving.com/Donna-and-Nicholas-Taylor/
Gemma Willaims ran the Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday 22 February and the Brighton marathon on 12 April.
Gemma is raising £340 for Tommys. Tommys wants to give every baby the best chance of being born healthy. Right now, in the UK, one in four women loses a baby during pregnancy or birth.
Tommys fund medical research into the causes of premature births, stillbirths and miscarriages. They have set up three research centres in the UK, in St Thomas Hospital in London, St Marys in Manchester and the recently established centre in the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh. Each centre focused its research efforts on different issues relating to pregnancy.
If would like to support Gemma please sponsor her through this link: virginmoneygiving.com/gemmieruns
One of Healys LLP’s Partners, Robert Johnson, is supporting Tonbridge School by being part of the School’s Mentoring Scheme. Robert supports the school by providing career talks and coaching students. In addition, Robert assists the school by providing work experience at Healys LLP or at other companies through his contacts.
A member of our Private Client Team, Susan Peck, regularly attends the Age UK Will Writing Clinic on a quarterly basis. Susan raised £1,148.75 in donations last year.
London Legal Walk 2014
A number of our staff took part in the London Legal Walk 2014. The London Legal Walk is a charity for the poorest and the most vulnerable people in our community from whom access to justice is out of reach. Free legal advice makes a huge difference to their lives. The recession has increased poverty and reduced support services. Meanwhile, funding for the advice centres has reduced; particularly since the 2013 removal of much of legal aid for humanitarian or social welfare legal advice. So charity and philanthropy have increased in importance for supporting those in need. The London Legal Walk raises essential funds to aid that cause. The London Legal Support Trust’s grants and support work helps thousands of people and many others in London and the South East.
Belleveue Mortlakes – 7-a-Side
A team from Healys LLP took part in a charity tournament in aid of CHICKS. CHICKS is a national children’s charity that provides these 8–15 year olds with FREE respite breaks at retreats in Cornwall and Devon so that they can swim in the sea, visit the countryside, ride a horse and run around in green wide open spaces; often for the first time in their lives. Whilst there these children can let off steam, make new friends, build their confidence, have fun and ultimately build some positive childhood memories. The breaks offered by CHICKS are just the beginning and the effects last a lifetime.Each year CHICKS needs to raise £1.3 million and it receives no government funding.Whilst children are currently being pushed further into poverty, CHICKS are trying to provide many more disadvantaged children with the chance to benefit from some positive time away.
The Argus Appeal
Dino Skinner is participating in a Cycle Challenge for the Argus Appeal. The Argus Appeal is a charity of The Argus, Sussex’s only daily newspaper. The appeal is celebrating more than 50 years of support given to local people who are in need in the local Sussex community. All monies raised by The Argus Appeal is used to help those in need in the community. Working at the heart of the Sussex community enables the charity to see, first hand, who is in need and to be able to act quickly to make a difference. The Argus Appeal prides itself on having supporters who trust the integrity of their work, the honesty with which they tell their stories and the decisions they make when allocating funds.
Along with a number of others, Dino will be cycling from Dunkirk to Brussels from the afternoon of the 30th of July to the 2nd of August. If you would like to make a donation please visit Dino’s just giving page.