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Law firm Higgs & Sons unveils new charity of the year

By Simon Penfold | Business Picks | Published:

Black Country law firm Higgs & Sons has unveiled its Charity of the Year for 2018 – and has opted to keep it local.

Pic cap, from left: Jenny Sedgwick (NSPCC), Jordan Hollingsworth (Higgs), Amanda Synnott (NSPCC), Tim Jones (Higgs), Clare Griffiths (Higgs)

Dudley Mind, based on the Hagley Road in Stourbridge, said it is delighted to have been chosen and will now benefit from 12 months of fundraising by Higgs.

Mark Evans from Dudley Mind said: “Thank you so much to Higgs & Sons for choosing us as their charity of the year, we are so grateful.

“We have seen some of the extraordinary events the firm has been involved in over the years to raise money for other good causes, and we are incredibly grateful – and humbled.

“Dudley Mind is a local mental health charity that aims to improve and promote recovery and wellbeing for people in the Dudley borough affected by poor mental health.”

Higgs & Sons this week presented a cheque for more than £22,000 to the NSPCC, their 2017 Charity of the Year. The funds were raised through an array of physical challenges and fun events that included the much anticipated Higgs Annual Football Tournament, which last year saw 48 teams compete to raise more than £8,000, and the annual Higgs Quiz that included 40 teams from across the Midlands raising almost £4,000.

Tim Jones, partner and head of the Corporate Social Responsibility programme at Higgs, said: “Choosing our charity of the year is a huge responsibility, and one that we take extremely seriously with all colleagues involved in the selection process.

“After a couple of years of raising money for national charities, we are pleased to bring this year’s effort back to the Black Country and our neighbours at Dudley Mind, and I know everyone will pull out all the stops to make it a record breaking year.

“I am incredibly proud of the hard work, dedication and commitment of colleagues who not only help to fundraise but give untold hours to working directly with our charities, making a real difference to our community.”

Higgs & Sons' extensive CSR programme supports a range of projects throughout the region each year. As well as selecting a dedicated charity, Higgs employees also provide hands on support to many other organisations, committing time and resources in support of the work they do within the Black Country and the wider West Midlands.

Tim Jones added: “We look forward to working alongside Dudley Mind to raise much needed funds and awareness of the work they carry out in our community.”

Simon Penfold

By Simon Penfold
Business Editor - @SPenfold_star

Business Editor based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton, looking for stories big & small.

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