£600 raised for military fund
Casual clothes and cake-baking helped staff at Wilkin Chapman solicitors raise £600 for a charity that provides support to thousands of soldiers, veterans and their families every year.
Last year, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the national charity of the British Army, supported more than 4,300 individuals, while making grants to 85 other charities and organisations – overall its work touched the lives of around 70,000 people across 62 countries.
Wilkin Chapman, with its six offices across Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, has close links with the military and, as a result, staff wanted to show their support to the Armed Forces. A dress-down work day which was held on the Friday at the start of the National Armed Forces weekend, coupled with the cake bake and sale, raised £600.
Receiving the cheque, at the firm’s Grimsby headquarters in Cartergate, Charlie Strawa, Corporate Account Manager for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and Head of Partnerships, Kate Billingham Wilson, thanked the firm.
“Our charity prides itself on making a difference at a critical point in peoples’ lives and has been doing so since 1944, working with veterans of every conflict and it will continue to support all future generations of soldiers and their families,” said Charlie.
Wilkin Chapman Partner James Marsden is head of the firm’s Military Sector: “Across our region there is a proud military history, which extends to the present day and it is important that today’s generation, and those in the future, understand the sacrifices that have been made, and will be made, by those who serve in our Armed Forces,” he said.
“We are delighted to have welcomed Charlie and Kate to our offices to show our support and have discussions on how we can further help the work they do,” added James.