Warm welcome for new charitable trust

BITC Wright Hassell & Baxi

A leading supplier of domestic and commercial boilers is supporting charities throughout the UK and Ireland after receiving free advice from Midlands law firm Wright Hassall.

Warwick-based Baxi Heating UK, has launched the Baxi Heating Charitable Trust to focus all its charity fundraising and donations in one place following support from Leamington-based Wright Hassall.

The Baxi Heating Charitable Trust processes requests for grants to individuals and organisations, free of charge products, and volunteer hours to benefit the communities in which their employees live and work.

Sarah Bailey, HR Director Baxi Heating and trustee, said the move means the company can be more strategic in the causes it supports, which will enable more people to benefit.

“There are three key themes we are looking to support: the relief of sickness and the preservation of health; improving learning and education; and maintaining and improving accommodation for the homeless and the prevention and relief of poverty.

“We are also going to account for all the pro bono work our colleagues provide in one place so that we can be more strategic with these opportunities.”

Rhys Jarman, a partner at Wright Hassall, said the law firm has developed a growing relationship with Baxi Heating since meeting at a networking event. “Our managing partner Sarah Perry offered to carry out the legal work for free to help Baxi set-up a trust as part of our responsible business offering.”

Wright Hassall has launched a free monthly advice clinic for people to speak to a solicitor for 30 minutes.