Our Charity & Community Support
As part of Attwells Solicitors ethos we believe in supporting our local community. This takes many forms, including giving our time.
Attwells provide support to the Felixstowe and Chelmsford Citizen Advice Bureaus (CABs) and local racial equality centres. The CABs provide an essential means of support and guidance to many in the community. Lloyd Clarke and Jamie Hercus support the good work the CABs do by providing the essential expert legal advice on employment matters. Nick Attwell personally supports a number of local charities by providing expert property advice to a value of several thousand pounds including The Mix Stowmarket and Emmaus Suffolk. Emmaus Suffolk is a homelessness charity where Nick Attwell is supporting them on working on a new model of property ownership.
In addition, staff members have signed up to be support advisors for Volunteering Matters, a charity which supports young people who have suffered sexual abuse.
Last year Attwells donated and raised £4563.00 for charity. These charities included, FIND (Families in Need) who are our chosen charity, Papworth Trust, EACH (East Anglia's Children's Hospices), Macmillan, St. Elizabeth’s hospice and St. John’s Hospice, which is located next door to our London office.
For more information regarding Attwells commitment to supporting the community and charities please follow our Facebook page.
“Citizens Advice – Felixstowe & District are pleased to be able to offer as part of their support for their clients, appointments on a pro-bono basis with a legal professional on employment issues which fall outside the scope of their trained advisers. We are pleased to use the services of Attwells Solicitors of Ipswich for these purposes and Jamie Hercus from Attwells has been supporting our clients on these issues for some while.
Jamie has built up an excellent working relationship with the staff & volunteers at Citizens Advice in Felixstowe and his knowledge and support is respected and welcomed by those in the office who he has advised on client matters. He is both polite & courteous with the clients he sees in our office and whilst always maintaining a professional relationship, is able to put the client at ease and build a rapport which allows the client to freely and with confidence, appraise him of the situation on which they are requesting his guidance. Feedback from those clients who Jamie has seen is very positive and we are aware that Jamie – on behalf of his firm, has been requested to take further action on behalf of clients outside of the initial 30 minute pro-bono appointment. We are extremely grateful to Jamie and Attwells for providing this welcome and valuable additional service in support of our clients.
Graham Page - Office Manager
“The Board of Trustees of Emmaus Suffolk, Steve Cook our Chair and I would like to extend our personal thanks and appreciation for all your personal help and support in creating our subsidiary company, Emmaus Suffolk Homes Ltd. Please also pass on our thanks to your team, in particular, Joseph Harrison for all his hard work. The generosity of local companies such as yourselves enables local charities like us to thrive, where we can all add value back into our local community. It is a joy working with you - thank you. ”
Claire Staddon - Executive Lead