DAC Beachcroft is a leading international legal business employing over 2200 people worldwide and a top 5 UK law firm as featured in the 2015 Legal 500 list.
With a partnership stretching over a decade, the DAC Beachcroft Birmingham office have directly raised over £14,000.00 to support NICE since 2012 alone, though a number of different fundraising initiatives. In 2015, the firm supported NICE in the following ways:
In 2015, DAC Beachcroft kindly sponsored our Summer Fete and 10K Road Race. The sponsorship funds allowed NICE to have outdoor banners printed to promote the events to the local community and provide food and refreshments for the hundreds of people attending on both days. The combined total raised from both these events was £11213.74 and the feedback received from both the Summer Fete and the 10K Road Race was extremely positive. The sponsorship from DAC Beachcroft made a huge difference to the professionalism, promotion and success of both our Summer Fete and 10K Road Race – the photographs speak for themselves!
A simple idea that has resulted in over £3K of vital funds raised, the reception flowers of DAC Beachcroft’s Birmingham office are raffled on a weekly basis in aid of NICE. This win-win concept remains ever popular with the DAC staff and has delighted many a recipient of a beautiful flower arrangement in 2015!
Our annual charity golf day in aid of NICE took place on Friday 3rd July at Little Aston Golf Club, raising a wonderful £6338.00. We were blessed with glorious weather, good company and generous supporters including DAC Beachcroft who entered two teams. Partner Bruce Ralston also donated several items of memorabilia from the 2015 US Masters tournament for auction and kindly matched the winning bid, helping to raise an additional £120.00.
On Sunday 18th October, some very brave and wonderful people from the DAC Beachcroft Birmingham office took on the challenge of running the famous Great Birmingham Run, helping to raise over £500.00 for NICE in the process.
A special shout out goes to Claims Solutions team Associate Solicitor Helen Bates, who in addition to running the Birmingham half marathon, also completed the Bristol to Bath marathon within a fortnight of each other, raising £316.00 for NICE.
Go team DACB!
Christmas Drinks Reception
To round off a great year of working together, DAC Beachcroft kindly hosted NICE’s very first Christmas drinks reception for fellow friends and supporters of the charity in the city of Birmingham. Partner Bruce Ralston played host for the evening, where guests enjoyed music, canapes and listened to heartfelt talks from NICE CEO Dr Melanie Brown and Sonya Butterfield, mum to 5 year old Laila, who attends NICE’s pre-school group. Awareness events such as this are vital to a small charity in a big city such as NICE, through hosting the Christmas drinks reception DAC Beachcroft provided a valuable platform to ensure the work of our charity remains visible in Birmingham’s business community.
To support our Christmas “Niceicle” appeal in December, the DAC Beachcroft Birmingham office also raffled a lovely Christmas hamper of festive food and drink which raised £145.50.
Thank you, from all at NICE – Centre for Movement Disorders
At NICE we must raise over £500,000 per year to keep our services for disabled children and adults going.
As NICE Chief Executive Melanie Brown explains;
“NICE is a medium sized regional charity, making every donation and gesture of support count. We must raise £50,000 per month to keep our services going and the support of Birmingham’s business community is absolutely vital to our charity’s survival. DAC Beachcroft are exemplary in their flexible and energetic approach to our partnership and the team are delightful to work with. With many international businesses choosing to partner with big-name charities, DAC Beachcroft stand out as a firm committed to making a difference within their local community. Thank you to all the team for your support this year, we look forward to working together in 2016.”