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Willans have raised over £10,000 for The Nelson Trust

23 June 2017

We are delighted to have raised in excess of £10,000 for our chosen charity of the year (2016-17), The Nelson Trust.  

On Tuesday 20 June our charity committee invited Ann Buxton, chair of trustees and Melissa Atherton, corporate & events coordinator at The Nelson Trust, to tea at our offices to present them with the final fundraising figure.

We surpassed our target through a range of fundraising activities in aid of the charity, which is headquartered in Stroud and supports individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Initiatives included a Christmas carol concert, a quiz night for local businesses and a pool competition. Our staff took part in a range of ‘dress-down’ Fridays and donated clothing, washing powder and toiletries for the charity to circulate amongst its residents. In addition to the monetary amount raised, our lawyers also donated their time and expertise by providing some pro-bono legal advice throughout the year.

James Grigg, partner and head of our charity committee, said; “We couldn’t be happier to present our final fundraising figure to a local cause as worthwhile as The Nelson Trust. We are a community-focused firm and nominating a ‘charity of the year’ has long been an annual tradition for us. It gives us a great opportunity to make a difference to a local cause in an enjoyable and challenging way. Thank you to all who volunteered their time and money to help us exceed our fundraising target.”

Melissa Atherton, The Nelson Trust’s corporate & events coordinator, commented; “We would like to thank all the Willans staff for their generous support of The Nelson Trust over this year. They have hosted exciting fundraising events, we have received donations of toiletries and clothing, as well as helping us raise awareness of the work we do in delivering a range of services to people affected by substance misuse and related issues. Thank you Willans from all here at The Nelson Trust.”

The Nelson Trust provides care and support to those with complex needs. Now a nationally-recognised charity, their residential women’s centres provide treatment for around 150 clients each year from the UK and further afield.

Willans is celebrating 70 years in business this year.

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