17 February 2012 #Clarkslegal
Clarkslegal is proud to support Alexander Devine`s Childrens Hospice, The Mayhew Animal Home and Cardiff Foodbank as our nominated charities throughout 2012.
Each year staff across all of our offices nominate and vote for charities local to our offices that the firm will support. In response to staff demand, the firm also supports most of the national fundraising appeals such as Comic Relief, Children in Need, Jeans for Genes and Sport Relief.
Alexander Devine`s Childrens Hospice
Our charity is developing Berkshire`s very own local children`s hospice service. We support children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions – and their families – throughout the area.
Alexander Devine Children`s Hospice Service now funds two community paediatric palliative care nurses who support families across Berkshire in their own homes, providing much needed respite, palliative care, emotional and practical support. We are working towards building Berkshire`s very own children`s hospice for these local families which will be supported by a home care team and are delighted to announce that we have recently been donated land near Maidenhead on which to build this hospice.
Our ethos is that the child is central to everything that we do. We work in partnership with families and local hospitals so that we can provide `joined-up` support that really benefits each and every family. We always listen and learn so that we can deliver a flexible service which meets their changing needs.
Our charity was founded by parents who wholly understand what these families are experiencing. We feel privileged to be supporting these exceptional children and their families – please join us as we work to make their difficult journeys just that little bit easier.
The Mayhew Animal Home
Established in 1886, The Mayhew is one of the busiest and most effective rescue centres in London, helping thousands of animals escape from a life of cruelty and neglect each year. We provide shelter and care for cats, dogs, rabbits and when the need arises, for a wide variety of other animals.
The Mayhew Animal Home and Humane Education Centre strives to tackle the companion animal welfare crisis from every possible angle. We are pro-active and continually work to assist both animals and their carers with educational programmes and initiatives.
Cardiff Foodbank is a part of the National Foodbank Network. It is a project to help and support those suffering financial hardship and who are facing the reality of being unable to feed themselves or their families.
In its 1st year of operation 1,500 people were fed. In the 2nd year 3,500 are likely to have been given sufficient food to last 3-5 days. All food is donated by members of the public through collections at supermarkets, schools, individuals, churches, universities and businesses.
When the client arrives in the centre they find a safe, comfortable environment where they can enjoy a hot drink or snack as the foodbank volunteers are packing their food. Through an informal chat with the client, foodbank volunteers assess further needs and signpost to appropriate support services
A Christian Initiative enabling the whole community to fight hidden hunger in Cardiff.