In 2019 the team at Thornton Legal are committing time and energy on charity and CSR related activities, with a focus on raising £500 for Wirral Hospice St Johns.

We have chosen to support WHSJ as they have cared for the mum’s of two of the team so is an organisation very close to our hearts. It’s an amazing place doing amazing work, and we are proud to help them raise funds in any way we can. In addition to WHSJ, we will also be supporting The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity 'Big Lego Brick Hospital' initiative. Instead of buying Lego figures for every placement made, we will be donating the equivalent amount to buying a Lego brick to help them in raising £500,000 for their new hospital in Liverpool!

CSR wise we will be putting recruitment experience to good use, working with local colleges, universities and social enterprises on cv and interview preparation. We will be supporting people into work who wouldn’t often have access to the knowledge and skills of an experienced recruitment consultant.

Watch this space for upcoming events and how you can help us hit our fundraising and CSR goals.

Now our charity/ CSR page is live, I thought I’d give a flavour of some of the fundraising activities we have planned for 2019.

Our fundraising target for £1,000 is to be shared between Wirral Hospice St Johns and The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity. We will also be doing other bit and pieces as the year progresses, including the ‘Golf Longest Day’ challenge for MacMillan.

So far it seems the fundraising for St Johns will mainly come from running related activities. My challenge will be to do all the runs in the BTR running series (14 runs in total), with Nick and Alex joining me at the Liverpool 10-mile run and Liverpool 10k in March, you have plenty of time to get your training done chaps…. I’ve also set myself a personal running target of 1300km in 2019 and I’ll make a donation if I manage it!

For The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity we will be fundraising towards the new cancer hospital via the ‘The Big Lego Brick Hospital’ challenge. Since Thornton Legal started we have bought a Lego figure for each placement made (see our Instagram) just for fun and we now have an excellent collection! When we saw this challenge we couldn’t say no!

In June Nick and Alex will be taking part in ‘Golf Longest Day’ challenge for McMillan which is 4 full rounds of golf over a day…. that sounds like very hard work to me!

If you would like to support us, you can find our Just Giving page here.

The blog will be updated with more events as the year progresses…wish us luck!

On December 7th, we hosted a Children’s Christmas Party in aid of Wirral Women’s and Children Charity. (The charity provides a place of safety for women and children fleeing domestic abuse).

We thought it would be nice to put on a party for local families to enjoy the Christmas festivities, whilst donating clothes and toys to support those who need it. The party was decorated in a Winter Wonderland theme, and we filled it with festive food, a soft play area, a fantastic magician and a visit from Santa himself! (who for the rest of the year is Joe, one of the Directors at Thornton Legal).

Along with generous donations of clothes/toys, money was also raised from a festive raffle and through the cash bar that was well received by the attending adults! The £60 meant the charity could buy all the children ice creams when they visited the pantomime which made our efforts more than worth it.

We are very grateful for the generosity of everyone who attended and contributed. Your donations went a long way in supporting these families at what can be a difficult time of year.

Also, thank you to Bruntwood Liverpool and Professional Liverpool for helping organise.

The 2019 party will be even bigger and better!