International law firm Eversheds has participated in its third annual Give and Gain Day.
The UK’s national day of employee volunteering, managed by Business in the Community (BITC), saw more than 20,000 volunteers from 527 organisations donating hours worth £2.4 million into community projects.
More than 330 employees from across Eversheds’ international offices, from London to Hong Kong, have been taking part in volunteering activities throughout the month of June to benefit their local communities.
The volunteers, including Eversheds chief executive Bryan Hughes, have been donating their time to complete almost 30 community projects.
Staff from the London office have teamed up with schools and community groups to complete a number of gardening and maintenance projects.
On the Give and Gain Day, which took place on 24 June, Eversheds teamed up with Dairy Crest to help pupils at the Link school who have speech, language and communication difficulties. The activities included cultivating an allotment, as well as clearing an area of land for a new bike storage area.
The law firm also ran a joint project with Lloyds Banking Group to organise Hackney Community Games, a series of sporting activities for children in the local area.
In the Eversheds’ Copenhagen office, staff collected toys, books and clothing for a charity shelter, which provides support for homeless mothers and their children.
Other initiatives taking place across Eversheds’ offices include: the donation of eight used computers to a primary school from the Milan office; a beach clean-up exercise by the Ipswich office; and pro-bono legal advice for the charity VA Caritas Woman and Child from the Vilnius office.
Bryan Hughes, chief executive at Eversheds, said: “We are proud to be working with BITC and sponsoring Give and Gain Day for another year.
“Success means much more than just the services we provide our clients. As part of volunteering month, we have pledged to give some of our time back to the communities that we operate in.
“As a result, our third annual Give and Gain day has been an overwhelming success, not just in the UK, but across the international offices.”
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