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A Lucky Thirteen
Article date: 03/01/2013
Thirteen lucky Midlands' charities are to receive support from a leading law firm in the region thanks to a donation of £200 for each charity.
Higgs & Sons will donate £200 to a diverse range of charities including the Down Syndrome Association, Birmingham Crisis Centre and Help Harry Help Others.
The donations will come out of Higgs' community fund created by the firm's partners with Business in the Community (BITC) to assist in initiatives across the region.
Alongside its donations, Higgs employees are also working closely with local communities to make a difference. Work includes the creation of a Santa's grotto at The Haven Refuge in Wolverhampton and the donation of food boxes to the Black Country Food Bank.
Tim Jones, head of Higgs' employment team, is leading the Community Matters initiative for the firm. He said: "We are always striving to work together with local charities to make a real difference in the community. Each organisation receiving our donation is an excellent cause and we hope our money and time will help them to continue their good work.
"The 200-strong team at Higgs enjoys coming together to support the local community - one such project was the decoration of a room at Cerebral Palsy West Midlands in Harborne."
Higgs is engaging with BITC in a number of projects over the next 12 months, including the Read to Succeed Project, which is helping children at Hawbush Primary School with their reading.