Paul Taylor is chair of the Fox Williams’ Social and Charity Committee.
Our people are committed to giving their time, energy and skills to helping those in the community. We also want to make sure that our impact on the environment is positive and makes a difference to the well being of our many stakeholders including clients, staff and the wider community in general.
The firm supports a nominated charity and encourages fund raising activities organised by the Social and Charity Committee.
The Sick Children’s Trust
Our new charity partner for the next two years from May 2023 is The Sick Children’s Trust.
The charity provides a welcoming ‘Home from Home’ where families with a sick child in hospital can stay with friendly, caring staff to support the families when they really need it.
The charity was nominated by an employee at the firm whose own four week old baby had been admitted to the high-dependency respiratory unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital. As the employee said:
“The Sick Children’s Trust arranged accommodation near the hospital for the next few weeks for which we will forever be grateful. At a time when our minds were so occupied with all the medical terms and procedures that were being discussed with us, The Sick Children’s Trust has supported my family during an extremely difficult and upsetting time and I know the firm’s contributions will make a huge impact.”
In early June 2023, a number of Fox Williams employees completed a 100km cycle which kicked off the fundraising for the charity. You can donate via the link.
Our previous nominated charity between 2021 & 2023 was Refuge. Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence and violence against women and girls is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety, they aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear. Refuge opened the world’s first safe house for women and children escaping domestic violence in Chiswick, West London, in 1971. More information of Refuge can be found by clicking here.
As part of the firm’s fundraising efforts we raised in excess of £25,000 (with significantly more to come from the firm’s matched funding). This included hosting a number of events from pizza making, wine tasting and quizzes to the successful completion of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge by a large army of Fox Williams staff.
As a thank you for the firm’s efforts, Refuge produced the following video: