We are delighted to be supporting Jeremiah's Journey as our Charity of the Year for 2018.
Jeremiah’s Journey provide vital support to families in Plymouth and the surrounding areas, who have a parent with a terminal illness or who have lost someone close to them through any cause of death.
Their Stepping Stones project is invaluable to children and young people and we are pleased to be supporting the charity, not only with fundraising, but by helping to raise awareness of their services that help so many.
We will be holding various fundraising events for Jeremiah’s Journey including a Summer BBQ, Golf Day, Will Week and many more. We will also be holding free and informal information sessions for the families who are involved with the charity to strengthen our support and share our knowledge of relevant areas such as Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
To find out more about Jeremiah’s Journey, please visit their website.
Our Charity of the Year for 2017 was Friends and Families of Special Children Ltd.
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 Director and Trustee of Headway Plymouth, a local charity helping to rehabilitate and support those who have suffered head injuries and their carers who reside in the local area.
- Simon Parford, Partner in the Medical Negligence Department, is a Director and Trustee of Headway Plymouth and the Chestnut Appeal, a local charity promoting awareness of and helping victims of prostate cancer.
- 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 trustee of both the Durnford Society which provides support for individuals with a learning disability and The Plymouth Argyle Football in the Community Trust which provides a raft of services using the prestige of football and the reach of the Football Club as a catalyst to inspire and engage with the community.
- Vikki Martin, Head of Family Department, is a Trustee for First Light; a charity based in the South West supporting victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
- Clare Magill, 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.
- Karen Walker, Personal Injury Department, is a Director of Headway Plymouth.
- Helena Campbell, Medical Negligence Department, is a Trustee of Veterans with Dogs, a local charity providing assistance dogs and support for veterans with PTSD. Helena is also the South West Ambassador for the Meningitis Research Foundation and is a befriender supporting families affected by meningitis during their hospital stay, their recovery or following the loss of a loved one.