ANTI-POACHING TEAM GIVEN A BOOST WITH ARMY KIT DONATION
Whilst in South Africa with the Army Reserve, Director Nick Kennon was invited to attend the UmPhafa Private Nature reserve where they have a breeding program for the very endangered White Rhino which is constantly under threat from poachers. This is not open to the public so he was amazed to be offered a walking safari through the African bush and get within 30m of a pregnant rhino and its 2 and 4 year old young!
This reserve is owned by Colchester zoo and is a registered charity. Whilst there he donated some outdoor kit on behalf of Wragg Mark-Bell to their anti poaching wardens who are unarmed and face armed gangs of poachers.
Nick Kennon adds, “It’s a very worthy cause as these brave people are in incredible danger trying to safeguard these rare and wonderful creatures for future generations.”
Wragg Mark-Bell solicitors do our best to support charities dedicated to providing outstanding work, helping to save parts of the world bit by bit.
WRAGG MARK-BELL’S ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
The format is simple – somebody has water, often full of ice cubes, thrown over their head. They then nominate people they know to undertake the same challenge, as well as donating money to the ALS Association.
The ALS Association is the only non-profit organisation dedicated solely to fighting on all fronts. The ALS Association provides care services to assist people with ALS and their families through working in communities across the nation, and a global research program focused on the discovery of treatments and a cure for the disease.
So when two of our Directors, Nick Kennon and Paul Green were nominated, we were more than happy to help the cause!
From July 29, 2014 to September 26, 2014, The ALS Association has received £70.5 million in donations with an excess of 2.4 million ice bucket-related videos posted on Facebook, and 28 million people have uploaded, commented on or liked ice bucket-related posts. We are pleased to be part of those statistics!
Nick Kennon commented, “I was happy to take a soaking on behalf of a good cause. Not only did I raise some money for charity but the morale of staff at the firm has soared following the chance to soak the boss!” Definitely a good team building exercise!
Go to OUR FACEBOOK PAGE to watch our videos and visit http://bit.ly/IBCDonate to make an online donation. Or, you can mail a check made out to The ALS Association Gift Processing Center, PO Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007. A form to include with your donation can be found here.
EDEN VALLEY HOSPICE
We have been part of our third Make A Will Month for Eden Valley Hospice and are delighted to announce we raised £2750.75 out of the £5414.50 total.
Last year’s gifts in wills accounted for 17% of their income, helping provide specialist care to adults from the local area and children throughout Cumbria, as well as caring for their families, friends and carers.
Nick Kennon, Operations Director of Wragg Mark Bell commented, “I am so happy to support this worthy local charity. They were very kind when they looked after my grandmother when she was very poorly and I am so pleased that we can assist them.”
At Eden Valley Hospice they focus on improving the quality of life for those who have a life limiting illness.Their work and special care never stops at any time, day or night, which is why we feel this is such an important cause to continue to support.
If you want to find out how you can support Eden Valley Hospice too, visit Eden Valley’s Support Us Webpage for more information.
We have recently received our certificate for participating in Will Aid 2013 – a scheme where local solicitors write your will in exchange for a donation to charity. We are excited to announce we have raised £1090, for 9 wonderful charities – Action Aid, Ages UK, British Red cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save The Children, SCIAF, Sightsavers and Trocaire.
About Will Aid
Will Aid’s has been running for 25 years. During that time over 275,000 people have made a Will through the scheme and got the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their loved ones are protected if the worst happens. The scheme has raised an amazing £15m for the vital work of the Will Aid charities in the UK and around the world.