Lighting the way: Nelsons nominates Lamp as its charity of the year
Each year Leicester law firm Nelsons supports three charities local to its offices in Leicester, Derby and Nottingham, and this year, employees at the Leicester office, based in Provincial House on New Walk, chose Lamp.
Stewart Vandermark, chief executive at Nelsons, said:
“40 years ago this year, Nelsons had just been founded and was a small law firm that understood the importance of being active in the community and helping others. As we’ve grown, this has remained a central part of who we are, so the annual initiative is very important to all our staff. I am always proud of the support and enthusiasm from our staff, who actively get involved and think up new ideas to raise awareness and funds for such worthy causes. Last year, we managed to raise almost £8,000 across our three offices for our chosen charities, which we hope to surpass this year.”
Richard Kotulecki, Chief Executive of Lamp, added:
“We’re delighted that Nelsons have chosen Lamp as their charity of the year. We provide dedicated mental health advocacy services to help people navigate through the local mental health support networks. This can help people to start to rebuild their lives so the support of companies such as Nelsons is invaluable in enabling us to deliver these critical services.”
Nelsons’ other offices in Nottingham and Derby have chosen to support Hayward House (Nottingham Hospitals Charity) and Nightingale Macmillan Unit (University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust) respectively.
The combined efforts of the law firm’s three offices over the last financial year raised almost £8,000 shared between brain injury support charity, Headway Leicestershire, Me and Dee – which assists families where a member suffers from life-limiting health conditions – and international children’s charity, the Rosie May Foundation, which supports children in crisis around the globe.