Recent community and environment stories
04 Mar 2014
The Big Key Project Bash
We held a drinks reception at our London office last night to mark two years of our flagship social mobility project, the Key Project. Our volunteer tutors and teachers from Central Foundation Boys' School helped us to celebrate the achievements of the project, which aims to get students into top universities. The audience heard from speakers Andrew Berwick (Director of The Access Project), Jamie Brownhill (Headteacher at Central Foundation), Adam Baldwin (associate and volunteer tutor) and a student on the Key Project.
19 Feb 2014
ACDiversity visit to our Brussels office
Our Brussels office hosted a group of 19 students from the charity ACDiversity today. The group were on a two-day visit to learn more about the European Union and to get a perspective from both sides of the UK-European debate ahead of the EU elections on 22nd May 2014.
Over a working lunch, Kevin Coates from DG Competition, European Commission and two of our partners, John Boyce and Lisa Wright, led a workshop to take the students through the pros and cons of the UK leaving the EU.
14 Feb 2014
On your marks, get set, bake!
We held the first Slaughter and May Valentine's-themed 'Bake Off' today, raising over £800 for our employee-voted charity SANE.
After much debate, partners Sarah Lee and Rob Sumroy crowned secretary Fiona Streetley as Star Baker for her impressive bouquet of cupcakes.
The event was hosted by associate Krishna Omkar and Mel Giedroyc of The Great British Bake Off who joined us via telephone link. All entries were auctioned and sold within an hour!
04 Dec 2013
PC Pals Christmas lunch
We held our PC Pals project Christmas lunch today. It was a chance for our volunteers and their mentees to celebrate their IT skills progress over the year.
The project is run by St Luke's Community Centre and helps people in the local community to get to grips with the basics of using a computer. We were also joined by Martyn Craddock, the Chief Executive, Director of Services and Business Engagement Manager at St Luke's Community Centre.
02 Dec 2013
Annual Corporate Responsibility Christmas Reception
Slaughter and May volunteers and our community partners joined us for some festive cheer at our annual Corporate Responsibility Christmas reception.
The evening was hosted by senior partner Chris Saul and Central Foundation Boys' School's chamber choir performed. Akbar Kurtha, a Hollywood actor and big supporter of Carers Trust, also gave a talk on his experiences of being a carer.
Mark Bennett, partner and chair of the Corporate Responsibility Committee, announced our volunteer recognition award winners who were given £500 each from the Slaughter and May Charitable Trust to donate to a charity of their choice. Guests enjoyed mulled wine and interactive market stalls from charities we work with.
26 Nov 2013
First 'Careers Showcase' event success
We hosted our first 'Careers Showcase' event today. Over 40 students from Central Foundation Boys' School and 35 volunteers, including Slaughter and May employees, suppliers and clients attended.
The students spent the afternoon engaged in interactive sessions such as career bulldog, icebreaker bingo and a career networking session. They also had a chance to reflect upon which volunteer had inspired them most as well as to think about their future careers and the skills and qualifications they might need to get there. We were delighted to hear positive feedback from all those involved.