Plymouth charity, Little Things & Co, has today (9th August) been presented with a cheque for £3,300 by the staff of city law firm, GA Solicitors.
Little Things & Co. was named the firm’s charity of the year after being voted in by the firm’s 79 employees. Over the last 12 months, it has benefited from a wide variety of fundraising efforts by the team such as dress down days, bake sales, quiz nights and sporting activities.
Little Things & Co. offers practical and emotional support to those suffering from the loss of a baby. Initially established to provide bespoke clothing to tiny babies who had died, the charity has now expanded its services to include support group meetings, a dedicated memorial garden within Derriford hospital, literature and additional support to relieve the mental suffering of those affected by baby bereavement or loss.
The money raised by GA Solicitors’ team will be put towards the ongoing support provided by the charity, such as the postage of clothing, provision of support literature, catering at events, maintenance of the memorial garden and much more.
GA Solicitors has a strong track record of supporting local charities having last year fundraised £2,500 for Gables Farm Dog & Cats Home.
Katy McKenna of GA Solicitors commented: “Little Things & Co. is a much needed local charity which provides essential support to parents and family members locally and further afield.
“The team has worked tirelessly over the last year to raise our biggest charity total to date. To be able to support Little Things & Co. in such a manner and help them to continue to provide comfort to so many families is truly humbling.”
LeighAnne Wright, founder of Little Things & Co, added: “We are so pleased to have been chosen by GA Solicitors as their charity of the year. The amount they have raised is staggering and this kind of support is invaluable to a charity of our size.
“More than 3,600 stillbirths occur every year in the UK, and around 20% of women suffer from miscarriage at some point in their lives. These are not small numbers and yet baby loss is still somewhat of a taboo subject. I can’t thank the GA team enough and will look forward to continuing a lasting relationship with them.”
GA Solicitors’ nominated charity for 2018/19 is Action Duchenne, a charity which raises awareness and money for research regarding Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). This is a rare and complex genetic muscle wasting condition which becomes apparent in children as young as two years old.
With more than 200 years of heritage, GA Solicitors is a leading Plymouth law firm with 79 members of staff offering guidance across seven specialist departments: business; family; employment; dispute resolution; wills, trusts & probate; conveyancing and personal injury.