Stewarts has announced that they will support Shooting Star Children’s Hospices and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospices as joint Charity of the Year 2020.

Staff at the law firm were asked to nominate a charity to support during 2020, with both charities receiving the most votes to benefit from a grant given by The Stewarts Foundation.

The Stewarts Foundation was set up in 2010 to formalise and manage the firm’s charitable giving, and to date has donated over £5.3 million to over 180 charities.

In January 2020, representatives from both charities came in to speak to staff about the vital work that they do and how staff members can get involved in helping to raise awareness, how to fundraise and give up their time to volunteer.

John Cahill, Managing Partner and Chairman of The Stewarts Foundation said, “Stewarts staff nominated two children’s hospice charities which are based locally to our office locations in London and Leeds as their Charity of the Year of 2020. I’m delighted that the Stewarts Foundation is able to support these charities who, working alongside the NHS, provide a much needed resource and compassion to those in dire need within our local communities.”

Alex Rennie, Corporate Relationship Manager at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices said, “Our corporate partners are a lifeline for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. As demand for our services continue to grow and just 10% of income coming from the government, we heavily rely on fundraising activities and donations. We are absolutely delighted to have been nominated as Charity of the Year by Stewarts. Their support means we can continue to provide the vital care so desperately needed by families and make every moment count.”

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