Stephensons, the national law firm, has made donations to three local charities in the North West of England who are helping to support vulnerable and disadvantaged families throughout the Christmas period.
The firm, with its headquarters in the Wigan Investment Centre and offices in Bolton, Manchester and St Helens has donated £250 each to Wigan Youth Zone, Bridge Community Farms in Ellesmere Port and Wigan Deanery Trust in support of their efforts to help bring some festive cheer to hundreds of families who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to celebrate.
Wigan Youth Zone opened in June 2013 and offers young people across Wigan the opportunity to have new experiences, learn new skills and access the support they need to develop and achieve their potential. This year, the charity is helping to deliver a Christmas decorated truck full of presents and food hampers to families across Wigan.
Bridge Community Farms supports those coping with mental health and learning difficulties in the therapeutic environment of their 10-acre farm in Ellesmere Port. They also create jobs for the long term unemployed growing fresh vegetables, salads, herbs and fruit in their fields and poly tunnels.
Finally, The Wigan Deanery Trust was established in 2019 and helps to revive communities in the Borough of Wigan and ensure that every Wiganer flourishes. Among their objectives, the charities work helps to support those in financial hardship, especially asylum seekers and refugees.
Commenting on the donation, Andrew Welch, Managing Partner of Stephensons said: “This year has been challenging for everyone but it is often the most vulnerable families in our community who have been those hardest hit. As we approach the festive season we’re very pleased to support these charities to continue their fantastic work in our community and help families across the North West to have a better Christmas.”