Neil Hudgell Trust & CSR- Investing in Local Life
Hudgell Solicitors takes its corporate social responsibility seriously and is proud to invest back into local life through supporting many projects, campaigns and good causes, and through the work of the Neil Hudgell Trust.
“Our aim was simple – to give something back”
Led by chair Jo Hudgell, the Trust is currently supporting many inspirational groups of people in the areas in and around our offices in Hull, Leeds and London, helping make a real positive difference to so many lives.
Having first launched in 2012 to ensure that as a business passionate about the communities it serves, Hudgell Solicitors was able to give something back, we have since been delighted to have donated more than £150,000 to support hundreds of worthy organisations and individuals.
Long-term relationships established with charities to ensure legacies are left
Crucially, we have developed strong, long-lasting partnerships with many of those we have supported, helping to ensure our work is not just short term, but that real legacies are left.
That objective has seen us become long term partners with the Paul For Brain Recovery charity in Hull, having supported brain injury victim Paul Spence to secure charity status and secure premises for his drop in support centre in Hull.
Having supported boxer Tommy Coyle for many years through sponsorship of his Box Clever programme for schoolchildren, we helped establish the first Tommy Coyle Academy in 2014, before supporting a project 12 months later which saw a second academy open in East Hull, providing free training for under-17s across the city thanks to our support and that of other sponsors.
Attracting runners from across the UK and Europe, all runners raise money for charity through their race fee and individual sponsorship, with the race raising thousands of pounds each and every year.
In October 2017, the Trust announced its support of three charities supporting and aiding the homeless in the UK.
This was an issue we decided to tackle after speaking to staff across the Hudgell Solicitors offices, who felt the increasing number of people living on the streets was something to address.
It saw us launch our ‘Elephant in the Room’ campaign to confront the social inequality of homelessness, as we linked up with groups in Hull, London and Leeds working to support homeless and marginalised people through providing practical and emotional help, as well as educating the public concerning the problems of social isolation and homelessness.
We linked up with The Hull Homeless Community Project, Simon on the Streets in Leeds, and The West London Mission by donating an initial £5,000 to each to help ongoing projects, whilst also pledging to provide ongoing support such as marketing and by our staff volunteering to take part in their events and support campaigns.
The Neil Hudgell Trust aims to leave a long term legacy through its community support – something we feel we are truly doing with the following projects;
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