Employees from the Leeds office of Squire Sanders have raised a record-breaking £57,000 for their 2012 adopted charity, St George’s Crypt.
The office had pledged to raise £25,000 for the Leeds-based charity but was successful in more than doubling their efforts due to a series of fundraising activities over the last 12 months. Major events included Partners on the Pavement – 12 partners slept on the streets for a night, a Diamond Ball, a White Collar Boxing event, Grow a Mo in November, supported by a variety of smaller events throughout the year including clothes collections, raffles and inter-department competitions.
The Crypt first opened its doors in 1930 and has since continued to offer hospitality, shelter and practical friendship to thousands of homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the city of Leeds.
Jonathan Jones, Managing Partner of the Leeds office said: “Even though we are part of a global firm it is important for us to support a local charity which does such good work for individuals within the region. We are thankful that our support has helped raise the profile of the Crypt within Yorkshire.”
Laura Crawford, Partner and Head of the Leeds Charity Committee at Squire Sanders added: “To raise over £50,000 in 12 months is a phenomenal effort. I’d like to thank my fellow partners for their support and all the staff who made a tremendous effort in dedicating their time to this cause, and of course our clients who donated so generously throughout the year.”
Chris Fields, CEO of St George’s Crypt concluded: “This has been the most successful corporate partnership in our history. We are very grateful to all the colleagues of Squire Sanders who have worked tirelessly to raise this fantastic amount, often in very creative ways. It’s a truly great example of teamwork.”