Staff at local law firm Brabners voted to nominate Crisis as their chosen charity for 2016, as part of their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Although Brabners has a dedicated charity committee to organise fundraising events over the coming year, the task actually began before Christmas when staff raised more than £3,550 to support the Crisis at Christmas campaign.
Events already scheduled include the Charity Challenge, an action-packed weekend of canoeing, cycling and hill climbing in the Lake District, where teams from different companies across the North West compete to finish the course in the fastest time.
There is also the return of ‘The Big Idea’, an apprentice-style contest involving one team from each of the firm’s offices competing against each other to raise money for the charity. Staff will also be encouraged to volunteer and participate in charity collections and events.
Mark Brandwood, managing partner at Brabners, told The Liverpool Echo: “Our CSR programme is thriving – all at Brabners are very keen to support charitable endeavours. We are looking forward to getting involved in a wide range of volunteering and fundraising activities to raise both money and the profile of the charity across the region.”
Kate Farrell, director of Crisis Skylight Merseyside, said: “We would like to thank everyone at Brabners for their generous support and we look forward to working with them throughout the year.”