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Annual Family Fun Day hailed a success
Article date: 25/08/2016
A fun day for all the family organised by legal trainees has raised almost £1,000 for the Stroke Association.
The Higgs & Sons annual Family Fun Day was held on Sunday at Dudley and Kingswinford Rugby Club and a host of donations and fun activities secured £953.80 for the firm's nominated Charity of the Year.
Events on the day included face painting, a bouncy castle, BBQ and bar, sports events throughout the day and a raffle. One of the highlights was the tug-of-war which brought out the competitive spirit of all those involved.
Emma Hadley, a trainee at the Brierley Hill law firm and one of the organisers, said: "We are delighted with how the day went, and thrilled to raise so much money for our charity of the year, the Stroke Association.
"Everyone seemed to have a really good time, with the animal man proving a hit with the children while the home-made cake stall was very popular with everyone!
"We'd like to say a great big thank you to all those who came down to support us and helped to make it a day remember while raising funds for such a good cause."
Tim Jones, head of the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility programme Community Matters, said the trainees had done an excellent job.
"The partnership with our chosen charity, the Stroke Association, is very important to us here at Higgs, as is our Corporate Social Responsibility. By handing over the organisation of this family fun day to our trainees, it quickly instils in them the fundamental values of the firm and the qualities that we believe are essential in our colleagues.
"This year's event was a resounding success and with a little bit of help from good weather we have manged to swell our fundraising total for the Stroke Association so far this year to almost £12,000."
Higgs & Sons is based in the heart of the Black Country at the Waterfront Business Park in Brierley Hill. The growing team boasts more than 100 specialist lawyers available to support clients in a comprehensive range of business and private sectors.
The Stroke Association campaigns to improve stroke care and support people to make the best possible recovery. It funds research into new treatments and ways to prevent stroke.
Caption (L-R): Higgs' trainees Emma Hadley, Jordan Hollingsworth and Carly Davies