Supporting our community
Making a positive difference to people’s lives through the practice of law is a defining principle of the Jackson Lees Group. Throughout our history we have supported those who ordinarily could not find legal support.
At Jackson Lees, we believe that legal practices have a duty to ensure that justice is done. That is why we often embark on pro bono work where justice is at stake and funding access to justice charities with The Jackson Lees Foundation.
The aim of the Foundation is to support disadvantaged groups within the community, under four pillars: justice, social, education and medical care.
The Four Pillars
- Justice - Many people often seek justice and don’t know where to turn to get the help needed and deserved. Legal Aid cuts have made getting legal advice very difficult for many of the vulnerable of society. Through our fundraising, we help ensure that everyone is afforded the access to justice that they deserve. We believe this a human right and we will keep fighting for direct access to justice.
- Social - Community is important at Jackson Lees which is why we treat everyone equally with the respect that they deserve. For over a century, our law firm has been at the heart of the local community with us finding various ways to give back to those around us. The Jackson Lees Foundation ensures that there are flourishing communities across Liverpool, Wirral and Manchester, while ensuring that the individuals within them can thrive.
- Education - The Jackson Lees Foundation believe that everyone deserves a fantastic education, no matter what your background. Not only are we continuing our own talks, drop-ins and seminars, but we help charities that are focused on providing tutoring and training to those who may not have access to it without our help.
Medical Care - The way that people feel is important to us and we understand that some people need extra support. Therefore, The Jackson Lees Foundation support people who are suffering from ill health or who need specific support because of disability or medical treatment.
Nädine Daniel, Project Manager at Hope+ Liverpool, said:
We were delighted to be informed that Hope+ had been selected as one of the inaugural charities to benefit from the setting up of the Jackson Lees Foundation. The donation of £7,500 gave us the financial security to enable us to sign a two year lease on a small van. This might not sound significant, but it has in fact transformed our work.
It has not just been the cash donation however. We have as an organisation, been very impressed by the involvement of so many of the staff at Jackson Lees. They have actively become involved in supporting us, with some staff coming to help out at pantry sessions, and all staff being encouraged to support us with practical donations.
Above all, the support of the Jackson Lees Foundation has been a significant if intangible, boost to the morale of our volunteers.
All of us at Hope+ continue to be very grateful for all the support that we have received from the Jackson Lees Foundation.
Holly Wagstaff, Storybarn Developer at The Reader, said:
Your support has contributed enormously to the transformation of our beautiful but dilapidated barn building, helping to turn the space into a truly magical, immersive story-sharing centre for children. A huge part of our work involves encouraging children’s imaginations to take flight, and what better way to do this than to build a huge hot balloon?!
Your donation enabled us to bring to life one of the most popular areas of the Storybarn. Children love climbing inside our enormous balloon and enjoying stories, songs and plenty of imaginative play.
We have also been able to transform our ‘Story Garden’ into a place of adventure and fun, with the installation of our enormous ‘Story Slide’. Following one of our summer schools programmes, participating children were asked what they would most like to see at our new storytelling centre- a common request emerged amongst their responses: ‘an enormous slide which runs from the top of the building right down to the bottom!’
Your donation has helped to grant their wish, so many thanks indeed.
Fundraising events can be a fun way to raise money for selected charities while getting involved with the charity. Staff at Jackson Lees Group often come together to take part in activities such as sponsored runs, bake sales and much more.
If you have a suggestion for a fundraising event or would like to support our cause, please email the Foundation at CharityCommittee@jacksonlees.co.uk.
Our latest donation
Jackson Lees has recently donated £10,000 to four charities. Read more.
Can we help your charity?
Every year the charities that we support are refreshed in order to support as many different charities under the four pillars. We want to ensure the funds are distributed fairly across a variety of different needs. If you would like to talk to our fundraising committee about this opportunity get in touch today.
PLEASE NOTE - the application process to be considered a Foundation charity for 2023/2024 is now closed. Applications for 2024/2025 will be open around September 2024.
If you have any queries then please contact CharityCommittee@jacksonlees.co.uk