After another successful 12 months of fundraising for Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors, this month has seen them handing over cheques totalling £2781.21 to Scarborough Whitby Ryedale MIND, Smiley Riley, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Young Minds.
Duncan Morter, Managing Director, said “We are very proud of the fundraising efforts of all our staff across our four offices undertaken in the last 12 months. Activities have included bake sales, cycling and themed prize draw competitions. We are very pleased to have supported Scarborough Whitby Ryedale MIND, Smiley Riley, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Young Minds with this latest fundraising and presenting them with the cheques.
The money raised in the last 12 months brings our total fundraising in the last three years to £7360.60 which we have donated across many local and national charities. Thank you to everyone who has supported our charitable efforts.”
"Each year we choose a charity at each of our offices to support. Our staff are asked to nominate charities they would like to be considered and staff at each office then vote on their favourite."
They are delighted to announce the charities they will be raising funds and awareness for over the next year are:
KYRA – Women’s project based in York (For the York office)
Their “mantra” is “Supporting women to make change”. This can be as a result of domestic abuse/divorce/separation/bereavement/alcohol or drug misuse or loneliness/isolation.
Juliette Kilkenny and Kim Denton from the Crombie Wilkinson Family Law team offer a free legal drop in for KYRA Women, whether it be their staff, volunteers, or the women themselves, to access initial legal advice in the comfort of the KYRA building, the first Thursday each month. KYRA Women do not receive core funding and rely on generous donations, grants and fundraising to offer their women a place of refuge, courses, counselling sessions etc.
You can find out more about them at http://www.kyra.org.uk/
Black Cat Sanctuary in North Duffield (For the Selby office)
Jackie founded Black Cat Rescue in 2001 and runs it as her hobby from her home in North Duffield near Selby. Jackie is very passionate about what she does and is committed to helping these animals find a good home. She has successfully homed hundreds of cats and kittens since 2001. She started a sponsorship scheme for many of the long stay residents to cover food costs and vet bills.
You can find out more about them at https://blackcatrescue.weebly.com/
Ryedale Dog Rescue (For the Pickering office)
Ryedale Dog Rescue was formed in 2005 and became a register charity in January 2007. Originally set up to rehome abandoned and unwanted animals within the Ryedale area it soon became apparent that there were a large number of dogs in the East Riding of Yorkshire area and beyond facing the threat of unnecessary destruction and desperately needing our help.
From humble beginnings homing 12 dogs in the first year they now home approximately 80 dogs per year and in 2012 homed their 500th dog since they began.
Ryedale Dog Rescue is run entirely by volunteers who take no personal expenses from the charity. They raise all our own funds through Fun Dog Shows, Tombola’s, Car Boot Sales, Raffles, Bingo nights, Coffee Mornings, and many other events. All the proceeds go directly to saving the lives of abandoned and unwanted dogs and finding them new forever homes.
You can find out more about them at https://www.ryedaledogrescue.com/
Ryedale Carers Support (For the Malton office)
‘Supporting those who care for others’
Ryedale Carers Support is a local voluntary organisation and registered charity that provides practical and emotional help for carers, the people they care for and older people living on their own. The service is provided by volunteers who can visit weekly, fortnightly or monthly for a couple of hours.
Funding comes mainly from North Yorkshire County Council Health and Adult Services and also NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups; but the organisation operates independently of other agencies. They are affiliated to Carers UK so they keep in touch with Carers’ issues on a national level.
You can find out more about them at http://www.ryedalecarers.org.uk/