Recent community and environment stories
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.
21 Nov 2013
CoRe Programme 2013 Celebration
The Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf joined us at Macquarie to celebrate the end of the CoRe Programme 2013.
The initiative involved our volunteers and those from Macquarie working with Islington charities over a period of six months to help them with business development and becoming more sustainable. Over 30 volunteers and six charities participated in this year's programme which proved to have a significant impact for the charities.
20 Nov 2013
Islington Law Centre's 40th Birthday
We hosted a drinks reception for Islington Law Centre at our London office to mark its 40th birthday. Lord Hoffman, patron of the the charity, attended and said a few words. We have been supporting the law centre for over 10 years and more than 35 of our lawyers volunteer at their evening advice clinic.
06 Nov 2013
Opening Doors Awards - 'Best Outreach Programme' winner
We are delighted to have won 'Best Outreach Programme' at the Deputy Prime Minister's Opening Doors Awards for our support of Central Foundation Boys' School (CFBS). Nick Clegg presented the award to Kate Hursthouse, our Corporate Responsibility Manager, at Lancaster House in front of 400 people from 150 businesses.
The award recognised our long-standing partnership with CFBS and the significant commitment made by our volunteers who are involved as tutors, mentors, work experience supervisors and much more besides.