Our charities

Charity of the year

Hempsons employees vote for the firm’s Charity of the Year. The firm then commits to raise funds for that charity. This year our charity of choice is Macmillan Cancer Support, and it is accordingly on behalf of them that the Committee raise money. They need our donations to support their various campaigns and to continue to fund their activities.

Macmillan Cancer Support provide practical, medical and financial support to those suffering with cancer and to their families and push for better cancer care.

www.macmillan.org.uk

We raise money for Macmillan by various fun activities including dress down days, cake baking competitions, quizzes and a corporate relay half marathon.

Pathways to Law

Hempsons offer work placements to law students from non-privileged backgrounds as part of the Pathways to Law programme provided by the Sutton Trust and The College of Law through leading UK Universities. The programme is designed to attract fresh talent to the legal profession by targeting students from state schools who will be the first in their family to attend university, and whose parents are in non-professional occupations.

http://www.suttontrust.com/projects/professions/pathways-to-law/

ACEVO

We also host meetings for the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO).  ACEVO is the professional body for the Third Sectors Chief Executives with over 2000 members. They connect, develop, represent and support leaders to improve the sectors impact and efficiency.  They aim to promote a modern enterprising Third Sector and encourage continuous improvement and sustainable development.

www.acevo.org.uk

Volunteering

We are looking into developing a volunteering scheme for our staff and have several proposals that are currently under discussion.

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