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Charles Russell Speechlys and Carers Trust

Charles Russell Speechlys and Carers Trust

Biography

Charles Russell Speechlys, a UK-headquartered law firm, and Carers Trust, the largest charity for unpaid carers, formed a holistic, high-impact partnership that went beyond the classic “”charity of the year”” model. The partnership was built on collaboration and communication which enabled both parties to achieve shared goals. Key successes included: – Highest ever fundraising total for a charity partner raising over £130,000 (73% over target) – Funds raised through the partnership supported 1,558 carers in communities local to Charles Russell Speechlys offices and across the UK – Engagement from employees at all levels and across all three UK offices – Added benefits to the charity by offering pro bono legal advice and use of meeting rooms – Creating a lasting legacy of a carer-friendly workplace. The way in which both parties invested time, resources and energy in helping each other achieve shared goals defines this as an excellent model. It is hoped that the relationship will continue well beyond the formal end date with a flourishing carers network and continuing collaboration to improve the lives of unpaid carers in the UK.