Law firm Browne Jacobson’s London office has nominated SE16-based Bede House as its chosen charity for 2015.

Bede House helps more than 2,000 people every year. It provides services under four key areas: Learning Disabilities, Youth work, Starfish Domestic Violence & Hate Crime and Community Engagement and is heavily reliant on contributions from individuals and corporate grants.

Browne Jacobson will work closely with Bede House on various fundraising initiatives throughout the year. They will take an active role in the charity’s projects such as supporting the development of local plays, attending charitable functions and providing sponsorship funding. The firm have organised a staff quiz at the end of March with all proceeds going to the charity and they will also be supporting Bede House with interview role plays in May.

Prior to working with Bede House the law firm raised over £5,000 for Hackney based charity St Joseph’s Hospice. Over the course of two years they worked with them on a range of fundraisers which included jeans days and cake bake offs.

“We are delighted to have been chosen as Browne Jacobson’s charity of the year,” said Bede House’s Nick Dunne.

“As a small, local charity this kind of support is vital to us and we look forward to us working together in the next 12 months”.

David Maggs, partner at Browne Jacobson, added: “We are delighted to be supporting a charity that provides such a crucial service to the local community. The Bede House staff and volunteers provide an invaluable service and support network to the Southwark neighbourhood.

“Both myself and my colleagues are looking forward to working with the team over the coming year, hoping to draw attention to the fantastic work they already do, as well as continue to raise funds for the charity and its community.”

Every year each of Browne Jacobson’s offices nominates a local charity to support in their area.  Last year the firm managed to raise over £28,000 for good causes across its five office network, this included the firm’s trainee lawyers joining up from all offices to complete a cycle challenge, raising money for a cancer charity.

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