Law firm Clarke Willmott extends charity support for Duchenne UK

Philip Edwards

Bristol law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has pledged to extend its support for charity Duchenne UK after fundraising activities were seriously curtailed over the last two years due to the pandemic.
The firm named Duchenne UK its official office charity in February 2019, but staff have been unable to carry out their usual fundraising events.

The firm has now announced it will continue support for the charity until 2023 to make up for lost time.

Clarke Willmott staff have, in the past, held regular events throughout the year to raise money for their office charities including dress down days, bake sales, raffles, first Friday drinks and tuckshops. Each office would also plan its own additional activities such as quizzes, local group challenges, golf days, team and individual staff challenges including runs, skydives and triathlons.

Phillip Edwards, a partner in the serious injury team and head of the firm’s CSR, said: “We’re delighted to have extended our support of Duchenne UK until 2023.

“The circumstances of the past two years have meant that we were unable to hold any of the usual in-office fundraising activities and we didn’t want the charity to be short-changed.

“Corporate Social Responsibility is vitally important to us at Clarke Willmott in all our offices. We have had the good fortune to have worked in partnership with some amazing charities over the years and we were really looking forward to supporting our charitable partners.

“All charities have been hit extremely hard by the pandemic so we will do our best to help financially and in any other way we can.”

Duchenne UK is the leading Duchenne muscular dystrophy charity in the UK, aiming to find effective treatments for DMD and end its devastating impact. The charity connects the best researchers with industry, the NHS and families to accelerate every stage of drug development.