Our Charity of the Year for 2017 is Friends and Families of Special Children Ltd.
This year we are supporting a great local charity who provide fantastic support and service for families with disabled children.
Friends and Families of Special Children “are a non-profit organisation unique to Plymouth, providing information, support and services for families with disabled children, many of whom describe us as a life saver. Our services give families opportunities to network and create bespoke training and educational environments. We offer individual family support and give advice on relevant issues. We run social and leisure events allowing ”time out to have fun” away from the stresses and punishing regime of caring. This allows a vital ‘recharge of batteries’, relieving isolation and time for young carers to have fun. Integrated activities enable children with disabilities opportunities to experience a huge diversity of sports, arts, crafts and music not elsewhere available to them or their families.”
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.