Corporate social responsibility
We are committed to operating in a socially responsible manner and recognise that our business activities impact on the environment. We also support the local communities in which we work by providing work placements, educational talks, volunteers and financial donations.
Where possible, we aim to reduce this through initiatives such as recycling printer cartridges and confidential waste via specialist suppliers.
Each year we try and raise funds for a local charity but in 2018/19 we have decided to take a different approach and want to raise enough money to place a defibrillator at each office. Although its not a charity in the usual sense of the word, by having defibrillators in place it will directly benefit and give peace of mind to the local communities that our 5 offices are at the heart (no pun intended) of.
Charities we have supported in the past
In 2017/18 each office chose an individual local charity to support, they were:
The Christie – Alderley Edge & Wilmslow
The Firefighters Charity (Cheshire) – Knutsford
Beechwood Cancer Care – New Mills
Willow Rose fund (Muscular Dystrophy)
In total we raised £800 which was donated to these charities.
2016-17 Crossroads Derbyshire – £1890.30
2015-16 The Christie – £1185
2014-15 Time Out Group – £1,311
2013-14 North West Air Ambulance – £1,338
2012-13 Blythe House Hospice – £950
2011-12 Time Out Group – £2,000
2010-11 East Cheshire Hospice – £1,065
2009-10 NRAS – £1,000
From 2008 to 2017 (which was the last of the Spring lunches) we sponsored the Marie Curie Ladies Lunch. Over the years, this event has raised £24,982 which is enough to pay for 1,248 Marie Curie nursing hours.
“We were always very grateful for Chafes Hague Lambert continued support of our Spring Ladies Lunch and over the 10 year as sponsors. It really does make a huge difference to the money we’re able to raise at the event. Our nurses provide hands on care, free of charge, to allow people with cancer and other terminal illnesses the choice of dying at home. It is only with the support of companies like Chafes Hague Lambert that we’re able to provide this care.”
Jessica Herrington, community fundraiser for Marie Curie – April 2017
Since 2012 we have donated over £78,000 of dormant funds to The Christie, with the donation in 2018 a fantastic £46,872.41. Dormant funds are unclaimed client monies left in the firm’s possession. Before donating these funds, we work hard to try to find clients so we can return their money including searching the internet and contacting the Department of Work and Pensions. After all avenues are exhausted, we make an application to the Solicitors Regulation Authority to release the money to charity.
“We are grateful that Chafes Hague Lambert pursued the option of donating these dormant funds to The Christie. We rely solely on the generous donations of our supporters and funds we receive directly impact our patients by developing our world-class cancer treatment, research and education.”
Ben Heyworth from The Christie charity