Donating, sponsoring, or just getting stuck in. At Gepp Solicitors, we support national and local charities in all kinds of ways.
We have been part of the local community for over 250 years and the firm has a Corporate Social Responsibility team that are actively taking the lead in the firm on fundraising activities for local and national charities. Here are a few things Gepp Solicitors have been involved with in the last couple of years:
The Chelmsford Branch of the Alzheimer's Society is the current staff chosen charity since 2020.The charity provides information and support, improves care, funds research, and creates lasting change for people affected by dementia, particularly in the local Chelmsford area. Fundraising has not been easy during 2020 but it is still considered important by the firm and plans are in place for socially distanced events to start.
CHESS (Churches Homeless Emergency Support Scheme) was the charity chosen by Gepp Solicitors staff for two years in a row. CHESS provide much needed support to the homeless people of Chelmsford. In addition to funds raised during the firm's monthly dress down Friday, various fundraising events are held during the year to support this great cause.
MIND (South East Essex and Central Essex) is the Partners chosen charity for 2019. MIND supports mental health awareness in the workplace as well as the local community. In addition to funds raised during Gepp Solicitors monthly dress down Friday, various fundraising events are held during the year to support this great cause.
Columbus School & College
Gepp Solicitors sponsor the Columbus ‘C Festival’, an annual event bringing parents and disabled children together for a fun day of music and laughter. We have previously chosen Columbus as our Charity of the Year providing much needed support and funds for this fantastic facility.
Each year the firm takes part in the Farleigh Hospice Will Week where the Private Client team prepare Wills for a certain number of clients for a donation to Farleigh Hospice.
Armed Forces Week
In 2019 the partners and staff chose to support the Armed Forces week in aid of SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association). Gepps staff held a charity bake/coffee morning which raised over £250.
Eastern Legal Support Trust (ELST)
The ELST raises funds and awareness for the most vulnerable members of society who are unable to afford legal support. Funds are distributed to organisations that support those who need legal advice and assistance, giving them access to justice. Gepp Solicitors have proudly raised funds for the ELST by taking part in the Great Legal Bake as well as the Chelmsford Legal Walk.
Beresfords Dash for Cash
Staff at Gepp Solicitors took part in, and volunteered as stewards at, the Beresfords' Dash for Cash, a 3 mile fun run around Chelmsford, in aid of Lord Taverners (Essex Region). Lord Taverners is a sports charity which is dedicated to giving disadvantaged and disabled young people the chance to play, train, compete, learn, have fun and make friends through sports.
In support of Headway Essex, who provide brain injury and support, Partners and Fee Earners from Gepp Solicitors took part in the Colchester Colour 5K, a fun run with a difference…every kilometre runners passed through a colour zone, showering them in colour powder.
Essex Dog Day
We have been proud to have sponsored Best in Show at the Essex Dog Day for seven years in a row, helping to raise over £430,000 for charities and community groups from across Essex.
Essex Search & Rescue
The Firm provides support for Essex Search & Rescue (SAR) letting them use our meeting rooms out of office hours for training and meetings in order for them to continue their invaluable work.
Showcase for the Arts
We have co-sponsored the Chelmsford Arts Trail for the last five years, which gives local sixth form students the opportunity to exhibit their work in the High Chelmer Shopping Precinct.
Gepp Solicitors actively support their Business Development Director who is the Essex Chairman of the Lord's Taverners. The Lord's Taverners are the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity. Its charitable objective is to 'give young people a sporting chance'. The charity provides funds and practical support to disadvantaged and disabled young people and Gepp Solicitors offices are used for their local charity meetings.
MENCAP, AGE Concern & more...
Our Private Client Team provide informal lectures to a number of disability charities about their rights, succession planning and care.
Red Nose Day
Tackling poverty in the UK and around the world, staff at Gepp Solicitors dressed up in red, baked Red Nose Day treats and took part in a special Red Nose Day sweepstake.
Christmas Jumper Day
Raising money for Save the Children, staff at Gepp Solicitors wore a variety of Christmas Jumpers for the day. The money raised will go towards helping children whose lives have been affected by conflict, and will help protect children from easily preventable yet deadly diseases like pneumonia and malaria.