Set up in 2007, the trust gives back to the communities we operate in with our time, advice and financial assistance. The trust has raised over £200,000 helping causes based in the three counties of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. Recent donations include eight charities chosen by winners of the Sam Driver White Memorial Art Competition.
In recent years, notable donations made by the charitable trust have been a donation of over £20,000 to the Royal British Legion, as a result of the firm’s James Bond themed Ball in November 2011, the Three Choirs Festival and Help for Heroes as well as to local causes such as those to support hospices, under privileged families, chemotherapy unit funding, community school play equipment, baby breathing support systems and mobility equipment providers to name but a few.
Other charities to benefit from Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ charitable trust include the New Hope Charity, St Richards Hospice, DeafBlind UK and British Red Cross. Partners and members of staff also support and give their time to a variety of other voluntary organisations, from OOPS (promoting arts in the local communities), to Worcester Rowing Club, local schools and Theatres.
Registered Charity Number: 1120534
All donations, however ever large or small can make a big difference to local good causes. To make your donation, please send cheque payment in the name of ‘Harrison Clark Rickerbys Charitable Trust’ to:
One of the latest fundraising efforts came from Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ partner and trustee, Mathew Waddington, who took part in a sponsored bike ride to raise money for terminally ill children. Mat commented “The idea was to raise money for charity by doing ‘a little bike ride’. The challenge was to ride the Coast-to-Coast route some 134 miles between Workington and Sunderland, Irish Sea to North Sea with the Pennines blocking the way like an angry prop forward – mountainous and unforgiving. “Ok”, I thought, “how many days will that take?” The answer was not what I was hoping for. We had to do it in one day.”
Mat continued: “With a 1am start and regular stops en route, featuring such gourmet delights as army boil in a bag instant meal and out of date isotonic drinks, we eventually found ourselves at 7.30pm in beautiful Sunderland. I ache in places I didn’t know even existed, but it was worth it. We raised over £2,000 for the Joshua Foundation – who organise experiences of a lifetime for terminally ill patients.”
Richard Knight, Senior Partner at Harrison Clark Rickerbys says “Giving back to our community remains an absolute priority within the firm, and we are thrilled to be able to say so many staff and partners of Harrison Clark Rickerbys continue this outside the Charitable Trust.”
Driving for success raised more than £4,000 at leading regional law our annual golf day, with all the money going to the our charitable trust to be distributed to local causes.
A £1,000 donation from Ross law firm Harrison Clark Shawcross means that Thomas Harrhy from Ross has raised enough money to buy a new wheelchair to meet his changing needs.