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CSR Newsletter August 2017

Issue 8

Welcome

to Prettys’ latest CSR newsletter. 

Throughout the last few months our amazing staff have continued to display sporting prowess, culinary expertise and sartorial elegance in support of a range of fantastic charitable causes throughout the region; as well as putting our legal skills to good use in mentoring law students, volunteering at free legal advice clinics and supporting the Alzheimer’s Society in raising awareness about ageing with optimism.  You can find out more in the rest of this newsletter.

I am delighted to report that the firm’s tireless efforts were recently recognised by being shortlisted at the EADT Business Awards 2017 for the Community Involvement award.  My warm congratulations to all our staff who each contribute in their own way to the firm’s extensive CSR programme – we couldn’t do it without you all!

I hope you enjoy finding out more about our recent CSR activities and if you have any suggestions for future CSR activity by Prettys, please feel free to drop me a line at iseeley@prettys.co.uk.

Ian Seeley

Contents

St Elizabeth’s Hospice – Ride Fest

In March, Prettys took part in Ride Fest, a static bike challenge in which business from across the region put their strength, stamina and nerve to the test in a bid to see who could clock up the most miles, cycle the fastest ... Read more

Dementia Awareness Week

In May, Prettys ran a programme of free events during the Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Awareness Week to help people understand how they should prepare for growing older. On 16 May, the firm ran an “Ageing with Optimism” information session on how to prepare your ... Read more

Farleigh Hospice Accumulator Challenge

Since the beginning of April, Prettys has been taking part in an accumulator challenge to raise funds for Farleigh Hospice. Thus far we have raised £158 through a raffle at Essex County Cricket Club, at which the prizes including afternoon tea kindly donated by ... Read more

RSM Charity Netball Tournament

On 1 June, Prettys’ netball team, made up of Melissa de Carvalho, Lyndsey Squirrel, Sian Llewelyn, Anna Mulholland, Addi Vantine, Francesca Houston and David Stevens took part in RSM’s charity tournament at Culford School in Bury St Edmunds. The tournament was in aid ... Read more

Dress Down Day for Ormiston Families

On 13 April Prettys held a dress down day on behalf of Clare Rood who was running the London Marathon. In total we raised £43.40 in aid of Clare’s nominated charity, Ormiston Families. Ormiston Families is a leading charity for children, young people and ... Read more

Great Legal Bake

In February, Prettys took part in the Great Legal Bake in aid of the Eastern Legal Support Trust (ELST), which raises funds for free legal advice services in the East of England, and Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE), which runs Suffolk Law ... Read more

Mentoring Scheme Update

As part of the firm’s commitment to assisting in the education sector, members of staff from Prettys mentor students at the University of Essex and the University of East Anglia. This academic year, four members of staff volunteered to mentor students: Miz Choudhury and ... Read more

Ipswich and Chelmsford Legal Walks

The firm has recently participated in Legal Walks local to both of its offices. Five members of staff took part in the 8-kilometre (5-mile) Chelmsford Legal Walk on 19 June, one of the hottest days of the year. On 26 June, ten members ... Read more

Addi and Alice: Pedal to Paris

After an afternoon pedalling in Prettys' office reception on a static bike to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice, Alice Tennant (a prospective trainee solicitor at the firm) and Addi Vantine (a current trainee solicitor) have been inspired to cycle from London to ... Read more

Ian Seeley

Head of CSR

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Michael Booth

CSR Co-ordinator / Pro Bono Co-ordinator

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Abigail Hubert

Charities & Community Projects

e ahubert@prettys.co.uk

t 01245 295264

Anna Mulholland

CSR Co-ordinator

e amulholland@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298218

Siân Llewelyn

Education and CSR Newsletter

e sllewelyn@prettys.co.uk

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