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2012/13 - DEBRA is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) - a painful genetic condition which causes the skin to blister and shear at the slightest friction, or even spontaneously. The charity was championed by Tim Venner of Charles Stanley's Birmingham based financial planning company Jobson James who throughout the year organised a wide range of events from shooting/sporting days to cake sales, raffles, dinners and breakfasts to raise an astonishing amount in excess of £35,000.

2011/12 - The Rainbow Centre inspires and supports children with Cerebral Palsy, adults who have had a stroke or suffer from MS and Parkinson's disease, and their families. Through a system of learning called Conductive Education the Centre encourages and teaches children/participants to take an active role in their own development. The children/participants learn new ways to become active and happy individuals who are proud of their own achievements and ready for life's challenges. The Centre focuses on what you CAN DO and inspires all children/participants to reach their full potential.

2010/11 - the firm supported the Alzheimer's Society. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting around 465,000 people in the UK. This charity proved a very popular vote for our staff many of whom had relatives and friends who were affected by Alzheimer's. Many events were held including quiz nights, cake sales, a curry lunch and charity auctions. A total of £18,500 was raised for this charity.

2009/10 - Leukaemia Research was the nominated charity, in particular The Riley Cameron Forget-Me-Not Fund. Riley Cameron was the son of a member of staff and he sadly died of leukaemia at an early age. Our staff dug deep when participating in events on behalf of the charity which resulted in a fantastic total of £26,710.72 being raised. Fundraising events included a sponsored walk, cake sales, quiz nights, a toy auction and a football match. Charity events such as the annual walk and football match continue to be organised each year to help keep the memory of Riley alive.

2008/9 - the firm supported Headway: The Brain Injury Association. Our specialist Awards and Damages (Court of Protection) investment team have a close relationship with this charity and held the fundraising 'baton' for the year. Staff raised over £13,500 for the charity through a number of events including a London to Paris bike ride. The Company gave additional funds bringing the total donation to £25,000.

2007/8 - the Charity of the Year was the Friends of the Neonatal Unit (FNNU) at St. Georges Hospital, London. Staff worked tirelessly to raise funds for this charity with events ranging from sponsored runs to go-karting and a knit-a-thon - where staff were sponsored to knit blankets and clothing for premature babies. At the end of the year staff could see just how much their efforts had paid off, as £15,000 had been raised. This sum was matched by the Company bringing the total donation to the FNNU to a staggering £30,000.

Other charitable donations - In addition to our Charity of the Year we offer our employees the opportunity to be sponsored by the Company if they are taking part in a fundraising activity. Some of these activities have included running the London Marathon, completing a triathlon, bike rides and walks and other charitable events.

The Company also provides a facility for employees to give-as-they-earn in a tax efficient manner via the Charities Aid Foundation.