Royds Withy King’s Christmas food and socks appeal brings in £5,000 for homeless charities

December 22, 2020

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King is helping the homeless this winter after raising £5,000 – enough money to buy 1,000 Christmas meals and as 500 pairs of socks.

Staff at the firm, which has two offices in the city, reached its 2020 Winter Appeal target this week in aid of its official charity partners. 

The aim was to raise funds to pay for festive food as well as 500 pairs of socks. The inspiration came from the firm’s current charity partners which support the homeless – Julian House in Bath, Crisis in London and Emmaus in Oxford.

The campaign was spearheaded by the firm’s charities group as part of its wider ongoing corporate and social responsibility (CSR) programme, which is focused on giving back to the local community.

Staff were asked to donate the average cost of a Christmas meal for the homeless as well as donate a pair of new socks – or the cost.

Contributions were pledged via a JustGiving page  while a special ‘12 alternative days of Christmas’ auction also brought in funds for the appeal, with gifts sponsored by senior managers.

Royds Withy King charities group chair, solicitor Sophie Webb, pictured, said: “This year has been a difficult one for many but as we edge nearer to Christmas Day it is all the more important to think of those less fortunate than ourselves. 

“Helping the homeless is a cause which is particularly close to our hearts, which is why our staff and partners have wanted to support them in whatever way we can at their most challenging time of year.”

The proceeds will be split between the firm’s charity partners.

Royds Withy King employs around  520 people across its offices in Bath, Swindon, Oxford and London.


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