They have chosen the UK’s leading meningitis charity as their charity for the second quarter of this year.
“Both as individuals and as a firm, we are strong believers in supporting charities. We are very excited to be partnering with Meningitis Now to raise much-needed funds and help to continue the great work they do,” said Baker Botts Associate Sarah Beaumont.
Sarah suggested Meningitis Now in memory of her friend Nigel Bulmore, who sadly passed away from meningitis in 2007.
She added: “Each quarter a different member of staff fronts the charity initiative for the London office. Staff then raise funds through a range of events and donations for the chosen charity. We plan on hosting drinks socials, office Olympics, a cocktail and canapé reception and a raffle, plus dress-down Fridays every week throughout the quarter. We’ll also be handing out the charity’s signs and symptoms cards and putting collection boxes – and cakes – in the kitchens to encourage donations.”
Over the last 178 years, Baker Botts has established a long and distinguished tradition of giving back to the communities in which its lawyers and staff live and work.
Harry Gardner, Corporate Account Executive at Meningitis Now, said: “Thank you so much to Sarah and everyone at Baker Botts for supporting us."
“Meningitis is a devastating and deadly disease that can kill, or leave survivors with life-changing disabilities and ongoing health issues, such as memory loss, deafness and loss of limbs. As a charity that receives no Government funding, Meningitis Now relies entirely on the generosity, energy and initiative of our supporters to raise the vital funds we need to carry out our lifesaving and life-changing work. Their efforts will make a real difference to those who are at risk from meningitis and those whose lives have already been changed forever because of it.”
Meningitis Now is working towards a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need.
It does this by funding research into vaccines and prevention, raising awareness so people know what to look for and what action to take if they suspect meningitis and rebuilding futures by providing dedicated support to people living with the impact of the disease.
For more information visit www.meningitisnow.org
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