The pandemic continues to affect everyone, albeit in different ways and to differing extents, with charities especially being hit hard over the last 18 months.
The Partners at Porter Dodson have discussed how they can best provide much-needed relief to these charities and after taking the difficult decision not to host Christmas drinks for a second year, they have decided to donate an equivalent sum within the local communities again this December.
Benefitting from the Firm’s generosity are:
Bridport Round Table Christmas Hampers
Bridport Young Person's Action Trust
Sherborne Community Kitchen
Dorchester Youth and Community Centre
Somerset Counselling Centre
Children's Hospice SW
Lords Larder Foodbank (Yeovil)
Yeovil Hospital Breast Cancer Appeal
Richard Baker, Head of the Family Team and CSR Partner, said: “Being able to reach out into the community at these challenging times means a lot to the Firm and we are delighted to support those in need over the festive season. Many of the beneficiaries have been nominated by staff and are part of our Charity of the Year programme. Others target specific needs this Christmas, helping ensure that no one goes without over the holidays and we are pleased to be able to support all their hard work.”
Rob Fox, Managing Partner, added “Our staff are very involved in our Charity of the Year Programme, supporting it with dress down days, bake sales, bike rides and so forth. Their capacity to fundraise has been greatly limited over the last 18 months so the Partners are delighted to support their efforts with these additional donations.”