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Community News - February/March 23

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Thousands Raised For Local Charities After Firm’s Year Of Fundraising

A local law firm’s year of fundraising has amassed more than £3,200 for five charities in the Coventry and Warwickshire area as well as supporting victims of the Ukrainian war.

Coventry Women’s Haven, Warwick-based Safeline, Helping Hands Community Project in Leamington, The Mary Ann Evans Hospice in Nuneaton and Southam Fosse Foodbank have each received £650 from Alsters Kelley Solicitors which has offices in Coventry, Leamington, Southam, Stratford and Nuneaton.

It was a ‘full house’ for the firm’s second successful bingo event, held at Cubbington Sports and Social Club earlier in July, which raised more than £2,000 of the total amount.

Other events included everything from Dress Down Fridays and Christmas Jumper Day through to Easter hamper raffles and staff members’ sponsored hike around the Malvern Hills which raised £360. Throughout the summer the team also prepared a number of food hampers for Southam Foodbank.

Julie McGarrigle, Alsters Kelley Business Development Director, said, “It has been an amazing effort this year with our charity fundraising, and we are very grateful to all our staff who continue to support our charity initiatives. Special thanks to our charity champions who have made all of this happen with their co-ordinating and organising of all the events.

“In 2023 we will again be supporting local charities. Our focus for fundraising during 2023 will be to support The Luca Foundation, a charity which provides resources and facilities for families that have suffered the loss of a baby and South Warwickshire MIND who help individuals to access mental health and wellbeing support.”

Alsters Kelley have also this year turned their attentions to supporting the wider Ukrainian efforts, donating toiletries, blankets, torches, batteries, medical products, plasters, bandages, sanitary products and items for babies and children including nappies and baby food.

It is a cause particularly close to the heart of the firm’s former director, and Ukrainian, Stefan Hunka.

Stefan said, "As a retired former Director of Alsters Kelley Solicitors Ltd and member of a Ukrainian family, I continue to be so proud and humbled by the overwhelmingly generous response from members of staff at the firm in providing so many items urgently needed in Ukraine following the outbreak of war.

“Both my family and our local Ukrainian community will be forever grateful for this wonderful gesture of support for which we thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

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