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Charity of the Year Partnership with Allsorts
WSP Solicitors has chosen to support Stroud-based charity Allsorts as Charity of the Year. Everyone at WSP was given the chance to nominate a charity for consideration, and Allsorts was selected after an employee vote. Choosing a charity partner is really important to the Firm, not least because of the support given to a great cause, but also the positive effect fundraising has on the workplace.
As part of its Charity of the Year commitment, WSP is looking forward to getting to know the Allsorts team and learning more about the new projects and initiatives they are championing. WSP already has lots of fundraising events and activities planned for this year, some of which are open to client participation. The relationship will not just be about the giving of money however. Georgia Boon, Chief Executive at Allsorts, highlighted the need for volunteers, and so the giving of staff time will play a big part.
Allsorts is a charity that supports children with additional needs and their families. WSP first had the opportunity to visit in December, the launch of their new Toy Library. Families talked about just how important the space is to them, and what it means to have a safe and welcoming place in which to meet.
What do Allsorts say about themselves?
“We are a small and friendly charity based in Stroud, which supports children with any disability or additional need, and their families. Allsorts is a welcoming place where families feel supported, included and able to contribute. A place for parents to meet and get support from other parents while their children are free to express themselves in a safe environment. Allsorts is positive about disability and the opportunities there are for children and young adults with additional needs. It is an inspiring place to have fun, try new things, and gain important life skills. Our team exists to make what families want, happen. We want to help families to do three things:
- Forge friendships
- Try new things
- Reduce isolation
“These are the things we measure ourselves against, to make sure we are achieving what families want from us.”
WSP’s commitment to Allsorts will be for at least two years, during which time they hope to raise money for essential equipment and create new friendships as well as a partnership.