The members of staff from the Telford based law firm had Christmas all wrapped up by volunteering to help out for the day on the Christmas gift wrapping stand in Telford Shopping Centre during the run up to Christmas.
The team of Shropshire solicitors wrapped Christmas presents for members of the public for a minimum donation of £1, with all the money raised being donated to the Midlands Air Ambulance.
Sophie Davies, from the Martin Kaye team, said: “Midlands Air Ambulance staff, fundraisers and various local volunteers manned the stand for a week to raise vital charity cash. And we decided to volunteer our time for a day to help them boost their total – it turned out to be a very busy session for Santa’s newest little helpers!”
The gift wrapping stand was opposite Debenhams in the town centre, and was supporting several different charities in the run-up to Christmas.
Graham Davies, senior partner at Martin Kaye LLP Solicitors, said: “We’re very pleased our Personal Injury team decided to support such a worthy cause, and it’s just one of several charities that our employees are backing this year.”
The Midlands Air Ambulance is the only charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving Shropshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, and the West Midlands.
Since 1991, the charity has responded to more than 34,000 missions averaging 3,000 per year or nearly ten each day, making it one of the longest-established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK.
Maria Jones, for the Midlands Air Ambulance, said: “We’re always very grateful to all the volunteers who support our charity, and it was great to work with the Martin Kaye team on the gift wrapping service. Our charity works very hard to continuously raise vital funds to keep the air ambulance service in the skies, and our Christmas wrapping service has proved to be an extremely popular initiative that’s been very successful.”
To find out more about the legal services offered by Martin Kaye, visit their website http://www.martinkaye.co.uk/
Photo: Community fundraising manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Maria Jones (centre, in red) with, from left, Lynsey Kilvert, Clare Pitchford, Sophie Davies and Alison Thornton (all from Martin Kaye LLP Solicitors)
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Martin-Kaye LLP is one of the West Midlands fastest growing legal practices. Based in Telford, the firm boasts a number of specialist departments with a particular focus on commercial and business law.