Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) is once again taking part in The Prince's Trust's Million Makers Challenge, an entrepreneurial fundraising initiative where teams from across UK businesses compete to raise at least £10,000 each over a period of six months.
Million Makers is organised by The Prince's Trust, a national youth charity that helps disadvantaged young people get their lives back on track. It supports 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed, struggling with school, or at risk of exclusion and who are facing issues like homelessness, mental health difficulties, or have been in trouble with the law. The Prince's Trust programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work.
This year, 18 trainee solicitors from across WBD UK offices are coming together to reach their fundraising target through raffles, auctions, client events, alternative networking events and personal challenges. The "Womble Bond Dickinson Million Makers Team" have already been off to a fantastic start after being awarded £1,500 of seed funding following a Dragon's Den style pitch organised by The Prince's Trust.
Last year, the firm also took part in the challenge and won the 'New Kid on the Block' at the Million Makers Awards after raising over £23,000 through a number of activities including a gruelling Judgement Day obstacle course challenge and an inter-office cycle challenge.
Asmah Baig, Head of CSR at WBD, commented:
"We're delighted to be taking part once again in Million Makers and we wish the best of luck to our committed team of trainee solicitors who are already going above and beyond to reach their fundraising target.
Having worked with The Prince's Trust for a number of years, we have been amazed by the work it does to support talented young people have another chance in life. The ethos of the charity very much mirror our commitment to supporting disadvantaged people in areas of employment, education and entrepreneurship.
WBD is a Patron of The Prince's Trust and since May 2013 we have raised over £250,000 for the charity. As a successful business, we work hard to support our local community and to play our role in creating better places to live, work and do business."
Read more on our work with The Prince's Trust.