RWK Goodman raises over £17,500 for Yellow Submarine
Lawyers and staff from the Oxford office of UK Top 100 law firm RWK Goodman have raised over £17,500 for their charity of choice, Yellow Submarine, which helps people with learning disabilities and autism.
Representatives from RWK Goodman’s dedicated charities’ group and Yellow Submarine met up at the charity’s volunteer-led café in Oxford recently to celebrate the end of two years of support from the firm. Fund-raising activities included monthly dress down days, an auction of promises, raffles and a sponsored cycle ride to Paris.
Lucy Crawford, charities co-ordinator at RWK Goodman, said: “It has been a pleasure working with Yellow Submarine over the past two years. From building flat pack furniture (followed by eating a lot of pizza!) and painting their new café to accompanying their members on a trip to see the Christmas Aladdin Pantomime, we have thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people and hearing about the amazing stories of the young people supported by the charity. Yellow Submarine provides invaluable support to young people and their families across Oxfordshire and we are looking forward to hearing how they get on in the years to come.”
Every two years, staff from RWK Goodman vote for local charities to benefit from their fundraising activities, volunteering and practical support. In 2015-17, the firm raised a total of £67,705.53 for three charities, including Yellow Submarine.
Kate Sankey, co-director at Yellow Submarine, said: “As a small, local charity we were thrilled to be chosen as one of RWK Goodman’s charity partners back in 2015; their support over the past two years has been wonderful, from their numerous fundraising events and challenges, volunteering at our activities and helping us to organise events, to joining us to help decorate our café and office – their commitment has been fantastic! A highlight for a couple of our members will always be when they were given the chance to be judges at the RWK Goodman Bake Off. The amount raised by the team is just amazing and will enable us to support more young people with learning disabilities to live their lives to the full!”
The charity chosen by lawyers and staff at RWK Goodman’s Oxford office for the next two years, 2017-2019, is SeeSaw which provides grief support to bereaved children and young people in Oxfordshire.
Photo caption: Pictured at the Yellow Submarine café in Oxford are from left to right, Kate Sankey, co-director at Yellow Submarine (left), charity member Danny, RWK Goodman’s Lauren Ruxton, Andy and David who are also charity members, Lucy Crawford from RWK Goodman and Jesal, another charity member.
Photo credit: Richard Cave