Our core CARE values don’t only guide the way in which we conduct our legal services for clients, they also influence where we sit within the communities we serve. We are dedicated to giving back in whatever way we can, from providing free legal advice to those most in need, to fundraising throughout the firm for a variety of local charities and working towards improving our carbon footprint.
Below are just some examples of the ways in which we approach our Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
Over the years we’ve raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for a wide variety of causes. Our team are regularly encouraged and supported in undertaking individual challenges in aid of charities close to their hearts alongside firm-wide pledges.
We adopt this approach as we believe there is more to work than your “day job” and we want to ensure that our employees have the opportunity to give back in whatever way they can.
Farleys’ commitment to supporting charitable causes and local communities gave rise to the creation of The Farleys Foundation in September 2018 by partners and employees at the firm.
The Foundation (Charity number: 1179765) was set up as a way to pool resources to ensure maximum benefit to our chosen charities, and managed by three trustees, Stephen Greenwood, Reta Rose and Jonathan Taylor.
As well as requests from the community, the teams at Farleys are encouraged to suggest beneficiaries for donations as well as get involved in fundraising for the charity. The Farleys Foundation really is a team effort.
So far, causes to have benefited from the Farleys Foundation include;
The Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Charity – our foundation funded support boxes for head and neck cancer patients, with vital supplies to help with the side effects of cancer and treatments.
During the coronavirus pandemic, we have been fortunate enough to be able to make charitable donations to a number of charities in our local communities including Preston-based Cash for Kids, Maundy Relief in Accrington, Mustard Tree which has locations in Manchester and Salford, Blackburn Food Bank, and Burnley Together, after each cause ran appeals for help following an increase in demand for their services during the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown.
we donated £2,500 to kickstart Nightsafe’s fundraising appeal launched to raise funds lost as a result of the coronavirus outbreak
we are currently sponsoring a support dog through this fantastic charity who train assistance dogs to transform the lives of adults and children affected by epilepsy, autism and disability.
as longstanding supporters of this fantastic local charity, we pledged to raise £10,000 over the course of a year through various initiatives and fundraising events
Farleys are longstanding supporters of the work done by Cash for Kinds and the Farleys Foundation stepped in to reimburse Cash for Kids who faced losing all of the proceeds of their annual variety show after Preston Guild Hall entered administration on 5 June 2019.
alongside our firm’s annual Christmas collections for local charities, we also make a financial donation to support the valuable work that these charities do in our local community.
have benefitted from financial support from the Farleys Foundation to help the vital work they do in the Preston area
we recently made a donation to this registered charity offering pilgrimage holidays, for disabled and disadvantaged people from around the UK, so that two children were able to go away on holiday with the group.
In addition we have supported a number of staff and their families with individual fundraising challenges for charities such as
The Foundation has also supported a number of individual causes though financial grants to help those in need including funding much needed disability equipment and household items for families in need through no fault of their own.
To apply for a grant from the Farleys Foundation, please complete this form and post it to:
FAO The Trustees, Farleys Foundation, Farleys Solicitors LLP, 22-27 Richmond Terrace, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 7AFDownload Application Form
We strive to conduct our business with honesty, integrity and in an ethical manner
As a firm we work hard to minimise the impact of our activities on the wider environment, and where possible work to minimise our carbon footprint including the recycling of paper, waste and other materials, use sustainable energy sources, and reduce unnecessary travel.
We truly value and appreciate the feedback we receive from our clients, as we look to improve the services we offer on an ongoing basis