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CSR Newsletter July 2016

Issue 6


to Prettys’ July edition of its CSR Newsletter. In this new online version of the newsletter, we review the team’s recent activities including the provision of pro bono advice, connecting with schools and colleges, supporting local charities and the arts.

As 2016 is Prettys 110th anniversary year, we have been particularly pleased to undertake and plan a number of special celebratory activities, alongside our regular ones, as you will see in the following article.  One very rare and special Montezuma Pine tree is already proudly on display for all to see, having been donated to the Friends of Christchurch Park and planted in their Arboretum.  We were also delighted to see our Ian Seeley’s tandemathon go viral (or almost!) having raised significant funds for the Papworth Trust. 

It has been a pleasure to oversee the firm’s efforts and plans during this special celebratory year.  Along with the CSR committee I am grateful for your interest, and would like to thank you sincerely for any support you may have provided us in our fundraising efforts. 

We are also always looking for new and varied opportunities to assist our local community. Therefore please do not hesitate to contact any member of Prettys’ CSR Committee if you have any ideas or questions in relation to charity and community projects.

Emma Champion


Prettys' 110th Anniversary Year

Prettys' partners and CEO, Ian Carr, celebrating 110 years.   As Prettys were founded back in 1906, 2016 marks our 110th anniversary.  Over the years, we are delighted to have maintained a longstanding commitment to the communities within which we work.  We have supported various local ... Read more

Enterprise in Education Partnership

Preparation for the Workplace programme Our corporate and disputes lawyers Miz Choudhury and Emma Champion volunteered for the Enterprise in Education Partnership’s “Preparation for the Workplace” programme for year 11 pupils at Beauchamps High School, Wickford on 12 February 2016. This was one of ... Read more

Papworth Trust

During March and April 2016 Prettys’ various departments across both its Ipswich and Chelmsford offices organised fundraising activities for the firm’s Papworth Trust accumulator challenge.  This involved each department starting with an initial £50 to kick start its fundraising, alongside an inter-departmental challenge ... Read more

Chelmsford and Ipswich Legal Walks

Staff from Prettys participated in the Chelmsford Legal Walk and the Ipswich Legal Walk in June to raise money for the Eastern Legal Support Trust and the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality.  Both organisations provide access to vital free legal advice services to those in ... Read more

Careers Fairs

Prettys have recently attended a number of law and career fairs across Essex and Suffolk. Emma Champion and Craig Marshall appeared on the panel at Anglia Ruskin University’s ‘LPC – Is it for me?’ event on 12 April 2016. Emma and Craig gave ... Read more

Collection for Ipswich Housing Action Group

Throughout December 2015 and January 2016, Prettys ran a collection for Ipswich Housing Action Group (IHAG). IHAG manages a dispersed hostel of 14 houses owned by Ipswich Borough Council, Orbit Housing Association, Stonham Housing Association and IHAG. It also runs the Chapman Centre; ... Read more

Bakeoff Challenge

We dusted off our aprons again this December to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice.  Our amateur bakers provided an array of sweet and savoury treats including cupcakes, Christmas cake, sausage rolls, brownies, flapjack, gingerbread, truffles and mince pies!  All of which were ... Read more

Ipswich Winter Night Shelter

As a firm, and as individuals working at Prettys, we are committed to the communities in which we work and play an active role in them. We support and participate in a wide range of community projects and activities, most recently for Ipswich ... Read more

Prettys Continues to Support ISCRE

Donation to Tackling Discrimination in the East   Prettys donated to ISCRE’s Tackling Discrimination in the East Project this May.  ISCRE had applied for funding from the Big Lottery Fund to support the project, but required interim funding to allow the project to continue (it ... Read more

Pro bono and CSR round up

Pro Help Suffolk Prettys is pleased to be working with Pro Help Suffolk to provide pro bono legal support to charities and not-for-profit groups in the local area.         ... Read more

Don Giovanni

Prettys have been proud sponsors of Aldeburgh Music since 2015 and to mark the first year of sponsorship, partners at Prettys welcomed special guests to join them at the English Touring Opera’s performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni on Friday, 8 April 2016. After the ... Read more

UCS Art Show February 2016

Over 70 clients, artists and Prettys' staff attended our Ipswich office on Thursday 4th February for the private view of Vision, the 9th art exhibition by students from University Campus Suffolk (UCS). The event was organised by Georgina Rayment and Richard Guy of Prettys, together with UCS co-curators, ... Read more

Michael Booth

CSR Co-ordinator / Pro Bono Co-ordinator

e mbooth@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298214



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