At JMK ‘Making People Our Priority’ is one of Our Core Values therefore we take our commitment to charity seriously. We also believe that helping others first is very important so at the beginning of each year we select two charities who we commit to working with throughout the year.
Every year, employees are asked to suggest personal charities and events to the Social and Charity Committee, giving reasons why a certain charity is important to them. All employees have the chance to vote for the charity they prefer and the two with the highest votes are selected. We believe it is important to support our staff and contacts whom we value and ‘celebrate their successes’ in various activities.
Each year we hold a series of fundraising events in-house and externally. On the last Friday of every month we have ‘Dress Down Friday’ for staff to show off their personal style and to start the weekend of the end of the month early. To take part in ‘Dress Down Friday’ we ask staff to fill our charity buckets with their loose change! We have extra Dress Down Days such as ‘Wear Red for Valentine’s Day’ or ‘Christmas Jumper Day’.
We aim to hold at least one external table quiz in a local bar or hotel each year for our staff as well as the public. These table quizzes are promoted on our website, Facebook and LinkedIn pages coming up to the quiz. We believe table quizzes are great events to raise vital funds for any charity guaranteeing a good night’s craic with lots of raffle prizes to be won!
To mark key holidays during the year such as Easter, Summer and Halloween we hold themed Coffee Mornings and Big Breakfasts in-house for our staff. The best homemade cakes and tray-bakes are brought into the office by staff to share amongst each other while making a donation and enjoying a cuppa with a colleague they might not see very often.
Click below to read the most recent charitable events news from JMK Solicitors.
Southern Area Hospice is a brilliant charity dedicated to the equitable delivery of specialist palliative care to patients and carers residing in the Southern Trust area including Newry & Mourne, Craigavon, Banbridge, Portadown, Armagh and Dungannon. With a fundraising target of £2.38 million for 2015, Southern Area Hospice Services need to raise over £6520 every single day to help people affected by life-limiting illness in Southern Board Area.
The Fight on for Annie Fund is another fantastic charity which was set up in 2014 to raise money for and support both Pancreatic Cancer UK and Pancreatic Cancer Action UK in memory of Anne O’Neill. In April 2014 the campaign received 100,000 signatures on a petition for more funding and awareness for pancreatic cancer.
We aim to alternate the charities we work with each year which we believe gives as many people as possible the opportunity to benefit from.
To be considered as one of our 2018 charity partners please email email@example.com before 31st October 2017.