International maritime law firm Hill Dickinson kicked off the 2019 Christmas season with an evening of Carols by Candlelight at the beautiful St Botolph’s Church on Bishopsgate in London. The live music featured the Côr Dinas Welsh Choir and guests were able to either join in the singing or simply appreciate the music.
The evening raised £2500 for Hill Dickinson’s London office charity, Magic Breakfast, which was nominated and voted for by the firm’s London based colleagues as part of a comprehensive corporate responsibility programme covering all five UK office locations.
But the fundraising didn’t end there. The Hill Dickinson Christmas party also gave an opportunity for employees to continue to spread festive cheer as they took part in money-raising games and an auction organised by its London trainees and apprentices for their Corporate Responsibility Challenge. An incredible £6468 was raised, £1200 of which is thanks to the bravery of CEO Peter Jackson, who has agreed to undertake a bungee jump.
Magic Breakfast is a charity dedicated to working with schools in disadvantaged areas of the UK, helping them to provide breakfasts to vulnerable children. The charity will remain the London office’s chosen charity for two years.
Hill Dickinson’s head of marine and trade, David Wareing, said: ‘I am delighted that both of these events raised such an amazing amount for Magic Breakfast to support children throughout the country.’
An element of matched giving is applied by Hill Dickinson to all such fundraising efforts which will further boost the final amount.
Also sponsoring the Carols by Candlelight were Iceland, which provided all of the festive treats enjoyed by guests after the singing, and Apogee, which was responsible for the carol service programmes.