The Jackson Lees Foundation has announced it will donate £10,000 to four charities as part of its commitment to support disadvantaged groups within the community.
The four charities that will receive £2,500 each are:
Making a difference to people’s lives through the practice of law is the basis of the work we do here at the Jackson Lees Group. Throughout our history, we have supported those who ordinarily could not find legal support, and believe that everyone should have access to justice. The aim of The Jackson Lees Foundation is to support disadvantaged groups within the community, under three pillars: justice, social and education.
Hope For Justice has an aim to bring an end to modern slavery by rescuing victims, restoring lives, and reforming society. They believe that justice is non-negotiable, and their team of specialists work closely with the police and provide training for front-line professionals.
The Charles Thompson Mission is based in Birkenhead and has been supporting the local community since 1892. The Mission looks to help men and women who are homeless and needing to get out of poverty. The drop in centre is open Monday to Friday and provides food, clothing, and toiletries along with shower facilities on site.
Wirral Mencap is a small charity also based in Birkenhead and promotes equality for people with learning disabilities, helping them to discover new opportunities, make new friends and to feel safe in their community.
The Choir With No Name runs choirs for homeless and marginalised people. They now have four choirs, two in London, one in Birmingham and one in Liverpool. The charity was founded on the simple premise that singing makes people feel good and can help bring people together and build their confidence meeting new people and feeling part of something. Each choir gets together to rehearse every week and is guaranteed a decent dinner at the end of rehearsal.
The £10,000 donation brings the total donated to charities to £55,000 since the Jackson Lees Foundation was setup in 2015. Commenting on this latest award, Andrew Holroyd OBE & CBE and Executive Chairman of the Jackson Lees Group, said
“We are pleased to be contributing to these great charities providing life affirming support to the people they help and making a huge difference through their work in the community.”
For more information, please visit our Foundation page. Please Note - the application for awards in 2019 has now closed and applications for 2020 will open in early 2019.