“We work better when we give back”
Engaging with the community where we live and work is a priority. We raise money for charities through a wide variety of events. From feeding the homeless in Kings Cross, to giving to Animal welfare charities, we believe giving back should be at the heart of any business. Imbibing that attitude filters into the psyche of the workforce and more importantly how we approach our service to clients. Each member of staff at Garner & Hancock is encouraged to do “their bit”.
2019 Charities Supported
our pro bono work
We recognise the need to make our expertise accessible to those who might otherwise struggle to obtain quality legal advice.
We encourage our staff to provide their services on a pro bono basis in appropriate circumstances, assisting individuals, volunteer-led associations and charities with a wide range of legal issues. A number of our employees are trustees of charities and governors of schools. Trustee of The Blue School, Trustee of The Lotus Trust, , Pro Bono advisor at CAB (Brixton), Advisor to the Isleworth Society, on the Advisory Panel of the Hounslow Education Business Partnership (Spark) and Legal Counsel to various Charities.
Our Pro Bono Committee, headed by Vinay Tanna, closely reviews the ongoing pro bono work within the firm and frequently considers new initiatives which may develop and enhance our pro bono offering.
Below are previous years support to various charities.
2018 Charities Supported
Garner & Hancock Charity of the Year 2018
Donation to the Mayors Charities
The Brentford FC Community Sports Trust
It is a privilege to support the work of the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust. The partners of Garner & Hancock attended Brentford FC Community Sports Trust 30th anniversary in November 2017. The fundraising event, held at the iconic Great Hall at Syon House, raised much needed funds for the charity’s sport, health, education and disability projects.
This year we are committed to raise money for the Trust with all the staff at Garner & Hancock doing their bit, The partners have pledged pound for pound matching of any money raised.
Other Charities supported
The Mayor of Hounslow Charities
Pink Ribbon Foundation
Pink Ribbon Foundation is a grant making trust with a mission to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer. The partners handed a cheque to the Mayor of Hounslow Councillor Sue Sampson during our Christmas reception.
Refuge is the country’s largest single provider of specialist accommodation and support to women and children escaping domestic violence.
2017 Charity of the Year
We will continue to help fund local charities who share our social responsibility aims, particularly those supporting the local Isleworth community.
This year we shall be supporting various charities.
The Cathja is a fully converted and fully mobile 38 metre Dutch Barge. Situated on an idyllic Thames mooring in Old Isleworth by the offices of Garner & Hancock, the barge provides space for people who have experienced mental health problems to explore their creativity in a safe and supported environment.
Food for Life Global is an international network distributing food to the most needy around the world.
Our staff have committed themselves to provide support to their own chosen charity in 2016. We shall follow their achievements in our updated blog.
2016 Charity of the Year
It was our intention to end the year with a final donation to React, our charity for 2015. At our annual Christmas gathering we pledged a further sum to our chosen charity.
See our blog article on the event [CLICK HERE]
Our Charity of the Year for 2015 was REACT
Instead of Christmas Cards we are wishing our clients a very happy Christmas and New Year by email. The costs of the cards and postage will be donated to React.
A cheque was presented to the Mayor’s representative Councillor Ruth Cadbury at the annual Garner & Hancock Party. Ruth is the Labour candidate standing for Member of Parliament for Brentford and Isleworth. The donation from Garner & Hancock of £100 was presented by Deborah Creigh, a partner and Niamh Murphy, a private client solicitor at Garner & Hancock. A donation was for the The Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Corinna Smart supported charities which are Hounslow Community FoodBox and the London Wildlife Trust. –Read More
2015 Charity of the Year
Garner & Hancock – 2014 Charity Events
Nikki Johnston of Garner & Hancock took part in the bike ride from London to Paris on 19th September 2014. Neville Simpson completed the Champneys Charity Bike Ride on 19th July 2014 and completed the Ealing Half Marathon on 28th September 2014 for the Alzheimer’s Society
We are supporting the following charities in 2014
2014 Charity of the Year
The Philippines Typhoon Appeal
Bhasker Rughani – climbing the Himalayas in September 2013 to raise money for Food for Life in Vrndavan, India
Rob Allen raising money for Prostate Action The Baltic Row Challenge
May Lad – Run to the Beat to raise money for Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital