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Dressing down raises funds at Higgs & Sons
Article date: 29/05/2015
The air turned temporarily blue at Midlands law firm Higgs & Sons last Thursday, as staff swapped their usual business attire for something less formal.
The Denim for Dementia day on 23rd May was one of a series of fundraising activities Higgs' staff are engaging in to support the work of their chosen charity of the year - the Alzheimer's Society. The day saw Higgs' staff come to work in denim or blue themed clothing to show their support for the Society. Everyone talking part was asked to make a donation of £1 to boost the firm's fundraising efforts on behalf of the charity, raising £138.45 in total.
"We are incredibly excited to be working with the Alzheimer's Society this year," comments Tim Jones, a partner in the firm and head of Higgs' Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
"The charity does a great deal to help raise the profile of Alzheimer's at a national level, as well as working tirelessly in and around the region supporting local individuals and families who are affected by the condition."
Denim for Dementia day was a national initiative organised as part of Dementia Awareness week which ran between 17-23 May to raise awareness of a condition which affects over 850,000 people in the UK alone.
The day was one of a series of activities planned to support the Alzheimer's Society. These include a Memory Walk and a charity quiz night - a fixture in the Higgs' CSR calendar which attracts huge support.
Higgs & Sons operates a strong CSR programme, raising money and providing practical help and support to a range of projects based in and around its Midlands headquarters. Last year the firm raised over £15,000 for the Prince's Trust and already this year, Higgs' staff have taken part in the 10km Birmingham Legal Walk raising more over £300 for the Midland Legal Support Trust.
To find out more about Higgs & Sons extensive CSR programme, go to: http://www.higgsandsons.co.uk/about-us/community-matters.aspx