Neil Hudgell Solicitors has continued its ongoing community investment with sponsorship of Hull’s spectacular street party the VISTA Festival.
The Festival returns to the city on 9 June – and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever with a host of fun activities for all ages. It is part of the Business Week programme of events taking place across the city from 8 to 15 June.
The event, which takes place every two years, attracted 10,000 visitors from around Hull and East Yorkshire in 2010. This year organisers – Princes Avenue Traders and Community (PACT) – hope to attract even more visitors to experience what Hull’s cosmopolitan quarter has to offer.
Activities throughout the day will include mini-olympics, face painting, fairground rides, music and entertainment, street performers, a treasure hunt, a book fair and raffles and tombolas.
Neil Hudgell Solicitors – which last year opened an office on Princes Avenue and is currently celebrating its fifteenth anniversary – regularly supports local community initiatives.
Managing Director Neil Hudgell explains: “We’re delighted to be playing our part in this wonderful event which brings together people of all ages and helps promote a unique spirit of community pride.
”Without the help and support of local people, the company wouldn’t be where it is now. In recognition of this, we want to play our part in putting something back into the local community.”
Vicki Bissett, chair of PACT, adds: “The PACT committee is delighted that a business based on the Avenue have chosen to be the headline sponsor for this year’s event. It demonstrates commitment to our vibrant community and is vital to the safe running of the event, as it has been increasingly difficult to find funding in these difficult economic times.
“The festival will be a great boost to the area and Neil Hudgell Solicitors’ contribution has made that possible.”
Other community initiatives launched to mark the fifteenth anniversary celebrations include:
- The Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust – a scheme which gives community groups across Yorkshire the chance to bid for up to £1,000 each, with 15 organisations being rewarded every three months.
- Sponsorship of Freddie’s Friends – a charity which was set up in memory of Freddie Appleyard who passed away from a rare brain disease. Freddie’s parents
- Mark and Rachel, set up the charity to fund specialist equipment and toys and also trips for sick and disabled children in the local area.
- Sponsorship of Yorkshire Coast Radio’s Action Line which provides a promotional platform for local voluntary and charitable organisations to broadcast their messages free-of-charge.
- Sponsorship of community newspaper Preston Road LIFE; ensuring the publication’s ongoing survival.