Bath law firm Royds Withy King is helping the homeless this winter after raising £5000, enough money to purchase 1,000 Christmas meals.
Colleagues at the firm reached their target of £5000 in their 2020 Winter Appeal, which is in aid of its official charity partners.
The aim was to raise funds to pay for the festive food, as well as 500 pairs of socks.
The inspiration for the meals and socks came from the firm’s current charity partners which support the homeless; Julian House in Bath, Crisis in London and Emmaus in Oxford.
The campaign was spearheaded by the firm’s Charities group as part of its wider ongoing CSR programme, which is focused on giving back to the local community.
Staff were asked to donate the average cost of a Christmas meal for the homeless, as well as donate a pair of new socks, or the cost.
Colleagues pledged contributions via a JustGiving page, while a special 12 Alternative Days of Christmas auction also ran in aid of the appeal, with gifts sponsored by senior managers.
Solicitor Sophie Webb, Charities Group Chair at Royds Withy King, said: “This year has been a difficult one for many but as we edge nearer to Christmas Day, it is all the more important to think of those less fortunate than ourselves.
“Helping the homeless is a cause which is particularly close to our hearts, which is why our staff and partners have wanted to support them in whatever way we can at their most challenging time of year.”
The proceeds will be split between the firm’s charity partners.