During 2012, Wolferstans celebrated its 200 year history by pledging to raise at least £2012 each month for six local charities. Project 2012 was a huge success; the fundraising events included all manner of sports (running half marathons, rowing, walking, horse riding and cycling), baking and even ironing.
The Project exceeded all expectations resulting in the firm having the pleasure of distributing over £34,600 to Children’s Happy Hospital Fund, Headway Plymouth, Jeremiah’s Journey, St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, Age UK Plymouth and Shekinah Mission. During 2013, we supported The South West Mesothelioma Support Group for the first six months and Pregnancy Crisis Care for the second half of the year. Last year, we supported the Special Olympics Plymouth & District.
Wolferstans’ Partners and staff are also involved in numerous community projects and charities:
Andrew Warlow, who leads our Head & Spinal Injury Claims Unit, is a member of the Management Committee of Headway Plymouth, a local charity helping to rehabilitate those who have suffered head injuries and who reside in the local area.
Simon Parford, Head of Litigation, is a Trustee and Director of Headway Plymouth and the Chestnut Appeal, a local charity promoting awareness of and helping victims of prostate cancer.
Eoin Fowell, Head of Dispute Resolution, is Vice-Chair of Plymouth Guild of Volunteers, which carries out a wide range of voluntary activities for those in need, where public health and social care is not available. He is also a Trustee of Wild Futures, which runs the Monkey Sanctuary in Looe.
Samantha Buckthought, Head of the Wills & Trust Department, is an advisor to Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance.
Cindy Rai, a Partner in the Commercial Department, is a shadow board member of Ocean Studios which has a brief to develop artist led affordable creative workspace within the Royal William Yard in Plymouth.
Philip Thorneycroft, Head of our Family Department, is a Trustee of the Barbican Theatre.
Clare Magill, Head of the Commercial Department, is a member of the Plymouth Business Area Council and assists with the Pro-Help Division of Business in the Community in addition to sitting as a Governor of Plymouth College.
Paul Woods, former Senior Partner, is a Director of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is on the leadership group of Plymouth Area Business Council, a Director of Theatre Royal Plymouth Limited and a Governor of Plymouth College of Art.