In London, we assist a range of charitable causes, both financially and in a practical way.
Our Charitable Foundation – funded entirely by donations from our partners – enables us to help charitable organisations and causes all over the world. We also have an active staff charity committee comprising people who donate their time and resources to coordinating the many fundraising activities our office gets involved in. The two organisations collaborate closely, with the Foundation often match-funding the fundraising efforts of employees.
Whilst we get involved in national and international campaigns, we also seek relationships with smaller, local charities to maximise the benefit of our charitable giving.
Our charitable activities include
Action for Children
Each year we host Byte Night, an annual sleep-out under the stars in Potters Fields Park, to raise funds for Action for Children. Colleagues from our IT team join hundreds of others from the IT industry to experience, for one night, a little of what thousands of children and young people feel every night when they have no bed to go home to. In 2016, our total fundraising exceeded £126,000 which represents nearly 25% of the London total for Byte Night, and around 12.5% of the expected national Byte Night total. In the eight years since we have been active participants of Byte Night, we have raised more than £680,000 to help Action for Children fight youth homelessness.
An international charity which provides a programme of therapeutic recreation for children with serious illnesses and offers support at times of bereavement.
Breast Cancer Care
The annual Tour de Law is a cycle challenge, with UK law firms competing to see which firm can be the first to cycle the distance to Paris and back, whilst raising funds for Breast Cancer Care's work supporting breast cancer patients. Each year we install exercise bikes in our office and encourage all colleagues to get involved with cycling and donating.
The British Heart Foundation
In May every year, the British Heart Foundation organises their Tower of London run to raise vital funds for research into heart disease. With the run around this historic landmark taking place just across the river from our office, we always enter a team of around 100 people to walk, jog and run their way around the Tower moat and bring in funds for the charity.
Macmillan Cancer Support
The World's Largest Coffee Morning, organised by Macmillan each September, is always a hit in our office. Bake sales are held across all floors with people donating delicious homemade cakes for their team-mates in return for donations.
Smart Works / Suited & Booted
Our monthly clothing drives provide interview clothing for disadvantaged men and women, who are struggling to get back into work. Being outfitted in a nearly-new set of clothes can make a huge difference to the confidence of the interviewee. We also support Smart Works by providing interview coaches.
Find out about our charitable work globally.