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 the Alzheimer’s Society, 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.
Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today. Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Someone develops it every three minutes and there’s currently no cure.
We raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society 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.
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.
We are looking into developing a volunteering scheme for our staff and have several proposals that are currently under discussion.