Thanks to Shoosmiths!

19 May 2010

Shoosmiths staff present cheque

A huge thank you to the staff at commercial law firm Shoosmiths, who have raised £120,000 for Shelter’s emergency hardship fund, which provides essential household items for homeless families.

Shoosmiths partner Eugene Wojciechowski, professional support lawyer Katy Meves and solicitor Jennifer Featherstone presented a cheque to Shelter’s head of human resources David Evans, and London managing solicitor Nigel Parkinson, (pictured).

The trio also gave copies of their employment law book, ‘Drafting Service Agreements’, which they co-wrote. They are kindly donating all royalties raised to Shelter.

Shoosmiths chose Shelter as their charity partner in 2008 and have taken on an impressive array of activities over the past two years, including:

  • Two online auctions and partner weekends 
  • Running the 2009 and 2010 London Marathons
  • Shelter’s tower-running event Vertical Rush
  • Producing staff recipe cookbook, Firm Favourites
  • Shoeshine organised by trainee solicitors.

Shelter's David Evans said: ‘This is a fantastic donation by an organisation which has made a huge contribution to our work. It will benefit those who face the most acute problems.

'It was great to meet the Shoosmiths team especially as they not only clearly support Shelter but also have a great understanding of the work of Human Resources given their specialism in employment law.’

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