Davis Blank Furniss is pleased to announce that Forever Manchester will be its new ‘Charity of the Year’. The law firm, which is based on Deansgate, has signed up to Forever Manchester’s ‘Manchester Million Business Club’ and will be taking part in a series of fundraising events over the next 12 months.
The first challenge will see the firm enter a four strong team, led by managing partner Kate Oldfield, into the BUPA Manchester 10K Run which is happening on Sunday 18th May.
Manchester Million members pledge to donate or fundraise (including through referrals) at least £1,000 to help Forever Manchester to support the vital work of grassroots projects at the heart of local communities. The Manchester Million proposition helps a company to deliver the local element of its corporate social responsibility agenda – making a long-lasting contribution to groups near where member companies are based and where their staff live.
The decision to support Forever Manchester – the community foundation for Greater Manchester – was based on the charity’s commitment to providing wide ranging support to small community groups across the region. Its focus is on helping bringing people together and making them feel better about where they live. This ethos – and the grassroots work it delivers every day – impressed the Davis Blank Furniss team.
There are 57 community foundations across the UK and Forever Manchester is the community foundation that represents Greater Manchester and it supports all ten boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.
Forever Manchester has strong connections within each local community and so ensures donations are accurately targeted to achieve the biggest impact.
Kate Oldfield – managing partner – said: “Davis Blank Furniss has operated in Manchester for decades, so we have a real passion for the city. The work Forever Manchester does really resonated with us so it seemed to be the perfect charity for us to get behind”
The Davis Blank Furniss BUPA Manchester 10K Run Just Giving Page is now live so all donations (no matter how big or small!) would be gratefully appreciated. You can donate here!