Regional legal services firm Brethertons has revealed that it has chosen SpecialEffect as its charity of the year.
Every year Brethertons – which has offices in Banbury, Bicester and Rugby – supports and raises money for a nominated cause chosen by its staff.
This year they have SpecialEffect, a charity based near Witney which says it “puts fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games”.
The charity team works with people of all ages to inspire and motivate them in a unique way, by providing a friendly and inclusive environment in which people can enjoy themselves doing what they love.
SpecialEffect director and CEO, Dr Mick Donegan, explained how the charity works with corporate fundraisers.
He said: “We offer a huge range of activities for companies and their staff.
“It’s not just the usual marathons and walks, but competitive multi-company team-building and networking events such as glass walks and sports engagements which have the added bonus of raising money for the charity.
“We’re thrilled Brethertons has chosen SpecialEffect to be the focus of their fundraising activities and we look forward to working closely with the team in the months to come.”
Brethertons’ partner and head of client services, Alison McCormack, is enthusiastic about the firm’s community relations activities.
She said: “At Brethertons, we know the key to success is our staff and the community they live in.
“We’re really proud to take an active part in supporting local charities and we think it’s important to keep in touch with our roots.
“We also feel passionate about helping others less fortunate and actively support local causes.”
During the selection process, 140 of the company’s staff voted for their choice of charity from a list which had been drawn up by the firm’s charity committee following criteria designed to ensure consistency and transparency in the firm’s community relations activities.