Charity of the Year

It is a great honour to be selected as Charity of the Year.  Very recently three highly regarded companies have given us this status as a result of nominations from their staff.

Berwin Leighton PaisnerBLP Logo

This international company of corporate lawyers selected the A-T Society as their Charity of the Year for the period June 11-June 12. 

Head of CSR Alison Klarfeld explains “Giving our time and legal services to the wider community is an important part of our culture and practice.  We are also committed to reducing our impact on the environment.  We have a well-established CSR programme focusing on our local community, with the aims of engaging our staff, creating a substantial impact and making a real difference.”

BLP staff were actively engaged in both internal and external fundraising events, and also offered training, marketing and mentoring support to the A-T Society team.

Clarke Willmott LLP BristolClarke Willmott Logo

Bristol based lawyers Clarke Willmott LLP adopted the A-T Society and the Jessie May charity as their two charities for a two year period from 2012-2014.

Head of CSR Bonnie Martin explains "Clarke Willmott are delighted to be supporting the A-T Society in providing assistance to families affected by this terrible condition and trying to promote efforts to find a cure.  We really hope that our financial and volunteering help will make a significant difference."

Clarke Willmott staff plan to take up volunteering opportunities with local A-T families in addition to offering support with the organisation of the International A-T Conference in Cambridge and regular fundraising activities including sponsorship of the Bristol 10K Run.

Worldpay CambridgeWorldpay logo

The Cambridge office of Worldpay, a globally connected, locally coordinated payment processing service for businesses, big and small adopted the A-T Society in January 2012. 

Sarah Taylor of the Worldpay Business Support Governance team explains -  "The staff in the Cambridge branch of WorldPay chose the A-T Society to be their charity of the year 2012 from a selection of 16 very different charities.  WorldPay are looking forward a close relationship with the A-T Society team to enable us to raise as much money as possible.  A quiz and killer pool competition have already been organised to raise funds and there are plans for an apprentice style challenge and a 10k run in the summer with many more ideas in the pipeline."

As a result of a wide variety of fundraising schemes and ideas, the 200 staff based at Worldpay's Cambridge office raised £10K for the A-T Society.  This fast and contemporary video was made for Worldpay in celebration of their achievements and features the Worldpay skydive team.