GA Solicitors Keeps it Close with Charitable Appeal
In a year when “business as usual” has proved difficult, the team at South West law firm, GA Solicitors, has done everything it can to deliver on its commitment to its nominated charity for 2020.
The firm has today presented a cheque for £2000 to the Keep Me Close Appeal which is run by Derriford Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The charity supports the parents of newborn babies who need to stay in ICU for a long time by providing accommodation in the hospital, close to their babies, at a very difficult time.
Despite the fundraising restrictions, the team members have tried to raise as much money as possible, undertaking activities online to make the most of the current situation. This includes the firm’s Christmas Jumper day which was in full swing on the day of the presentation.
To make up for its restricted fundraising, the firm has extended its association with the charity into 2021 where it hopes to resurrect its popular and more traditional bake sales and events.
David Wallis, managing partner of GA Solicitors, commented: “We’re acutely aware that in these challenging times local charities need our support more than ever. We are so pleased to have raised this amount for such a deserving charity and, although the fundraising is continuing, we wanted to provide an interim payment to help them through these next tough months. It is a charity close to the hearts of many of our team members and we look forward to supporting them further in 2021.”
Tracey Stacey, fundraiser for the Keep Me Close Appeal, added: “We are so thankful to GA and all of its staff for raising this money. I have worked on the NICU ward for more than 16 years and see daily how much the support and the accommodation means to the parents. It is a scary and emotional time and being close to their babies is so important. This money will cover the cost of a room for a family for an entire month.
“We can’t wait to hear what the GA team gets up to next and will look forward to seeing them again next year.”
GA Solicitors prides itself on its community engagement and charitable support. Some 20 organisations are currently supported by the firm and members of its staff.
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Photo (from left to right): Tracey Stacey, Katy McKenna and David Wallis.
GA Solicitors can trace its roots back more than 200 years and has been advising the people and business in the South West for its duration. Originally based in Devonport, the firm gets its initials from Thomas Husband Gill who joined the practice in 1875 and later went into partnership with Albert E. Akaster.
Now one of the region’s leading law firms, the 78-strong team at the Lexcel-accredited LLP, has offices in both Plymouth and Bath. It is ranked in The Legal 500, Chambers UK and Chambers High Net Worth and is structured around eight practice areas, each comprising its own specialist department:
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