Helping others to help themselves

Ward Hadaway has a genuine commitment to the community which it is proud to be a part of.

The firm plays a full part in the work of the Community Foundation, which awards grants to groups and projects in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland that are in real need of funding and that will make a real difference to the community and the people they serve.

The firm has its own Fund within the Foundation to invest in a variety of local projects focused on health and young people.

Ward Hadaway has been fully involved in the Business in the Community organisation for a number of years and plays a full role in its work in the region.

Projects undertaken by the firm have included building a sensory garden and painting collages at Percy Hedley School for children with disabilities, a classroom project for Northern Counties School for the Deaf and a garden project at Hendon School.

The latter two projects were carried out in partnership with employees from long-standing client Sage UK, who were introduced to BITC’s work by Ward Hadaway.

Our team in Leeds have adopted Physcap as their charity of the year for 2012/13. Physcap aims to help improve the quality of life for children suffering from severe physical and mental disabilities.

The charity works with carers, local hospitals and specialists and raises money towards purchasing specialised and therapeutic equipment.

Our trainee and newly qualified solicitors have also raised thousands of pounds for charities in the community.

In 2011, first year trainees and newly qualified solicitors raised over £10,000 for the Prince's Trust in the North East via a range of different activities.

In the same year, the firm's second year trainees raised over £4,500 for Premier League football club Sunderland AFC's charitable Foundation as part of a Corporate Challenge.

Further details on these and other fund-raising efforts can be found by clicking the respective news stories in the right-hand column.

As well as giving time and energy, employees also give resources to the organisation via a range of schemes including buying Easter Eggs and Christmas presents for deprived children in the region and donations of clothes and toiletries to the homeless.