Our proactive service in the community is a highly valued and historical tradition at Attwaters Jameson Hill.
At Attwaters Jameson Hill we regularly participate and organise events and fund-raising projects in the local communities of each of our offices. It is our philosophy that contributing meaningfully to those who live in our communities demonstrates one of our core values – that the legal profession has a moral responsibility to help those in need and to give back to the communities in which they operate.
Many of our colleagues hold significant roles with civic and charitable organisations, educational and cultural institutions and our staff nominate a ‘Charity of the Year’ each year which we support and work with to raise funds.
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Current examples of our community policies in action include:
Madeline Seibert, Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence Partner, is a Board member and Trustee of the Harlow Citizens Advice Bureau. Many of our colleagues voluntarily sit on the Solicitors rota, providing free advice sessions to individuals with specific legal problems.
We encourage our Partners and Associates to become Governors for local schools – most are parents themselves and find their involvement to be immensely rewarding and insightful. Many of the skills learned are transferable to the workplace.
- Joyti Henchie was previously Governor for Northgate Primary School in Bishop’s Stortford, Herts
- Sheenagh Parsons is Governor for Nobel Secondary School in Stevenage, Herts
- Madeline Siebert was previously Governor for Holy Trinity C of E Primary School in Cheshunt, Herts
- Sheri-Anne Mizon was previously Governor for Milwards Primary School in Harlow, Essex
- Peter Westbrook is Governor for Leventhorpe Business and Enterprise Academy in Sawbridgeworth, Herts
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team works closely with AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents) of which our partner, Madeline Seibert, is a Panel Member. Our team members also help out with AvMA’s Patient Helpline.
Attwaters Jameson Hill takes part in local apprenticeship schemes and has successfully employed numerous apprentices over the past few years.
This gives young people the chance to ‘earn while they learn’ and gain essential skills that they will use to further develop their careers.
The firm has links with a number of local schools and colleges and actively participates in work experience programmes and placements throughout the year.
A number of local sports clubs have benefited significantly from Attwaters Jameson Hill’s support and sponsorship, including:
- Bishop’s Stortford Swifts under-11s soccer team
- Harlow mini rugby team
- Hertford Rugby Football Club
- Harlow Rugby Club veterans
- Old Loughtonians Hockey Club
- Cheshunt Football Club
- Richard Hale Football Team
We have a proud record of supporting local and national charities. Each year, as nominated and voted for by our colleagues, the Attwaters Jameson Hill charity of the year is the recipient of funds raised by a range of in-house and external activities.
2019 Charity of the Year
We are helping to save lives locally
We are proudly sponsoring Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, as our Charity of the Year 2019/20.
Nominated by members of our staff, it’s a cause that we feel passionately about, and are delighted to be able to further help the charity’s aims over the next 12 months.
On average, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance treats 1,000 patients every year. They rely on the support of nearly 300 fundraising volunteers to cover costs in excess of £750,000 every month, to keep both helicopters flying and to cover all charitable fees. It costs, on average, a staggering £2,200 per mission, to help those in need.
Their aim is to save lives, reduce or prevent disability, or suffering from critical illness and injury, by delivering a first-class, pre-hospital emergency medical service to the people of Essex, Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas. We are looking forward to helping such a worthwhile cause, to save lives of those in our local area.
2018 The Alzheimer’s Society
Charity quiz night 2018
On 15th November, we hosted our annual charity quiz night, which this year was in aid of Alzheimer’s Society, our nominated Charity of the Year.
We were thrilled to welcome 165 guests through the doors of Canons Brook Golf Club, who formed 19 teams, and were delighted to raise a total of £2,288.83.
Partner, and Head of Family Law, said, “Every year we are so grateful to those who support our quiz evening, in aid of our nominated Charity of the Year. This year we saw a record number of entries for the quiz and to have raised over £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Society is something we are hugely proud of. As the number of people living with dementia is increasing, we are pleased to be able to support such a worthy cause as they strive to make a positive difference”.
Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today. They use fundraising money to help a variety of projects, including ongoing research and their Side by Side service, which links people living with dementia to volunteers, so they can keep doing the things they love.
Last year we supported Grove Cottage. Grove Cottage is a local charity and provides educational and social activities for children and adults with learning disabilities from aged 3 months to over 80 years. Grove offers a safe environment to create friendships and also provides respite for families. The charity provides support in developing potential and runs various social and holiday clubs, a special needs nursery and a speech and language therapy programme for children.
Attwaters Jameson Hill Annual Quiz
Our quiz evening, which took place on Thursday 16th November 2017, in aid of our Charity of the Year, Grove Cottage, was once again a great success!
We were delighted to see such a great turnout, with near on 170 people in attendance and 19 quiz teams. We raised a fantastic £1700 for Grove Cottage, which will be a huge help to their facilities and activities.
The Attwaters Jameson Hill quiz has grown year on year, and we are continually thankful and appreciative to those who give up their time to attend and raise money for such a great cause. We would also like to thank the organisations that generously donated prizes for our raffle.
2016 St Clare Hospice
In 2016 we supported St Clare Hospice and raised a total of £8,600. This is a local charity which each year cares for hundreds of people across West Essex and the East Hertfordshire border. The Hospice provides free, compassionate care and support to adults with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers.
We held several in-house fundraising events including:
- Cake sales
- 5k run
- Quiz night
- Euro football sweepstake
2015 Teens Unite
A local Hertfordshire charity based in Broxbourne supporting teenagers suffering from cancer. During 2015 we raised in excess of £2,000.00. Activities carried out to raise money for this charity include:-
- Beauty Bag Sales
- Christmas Jumper and Dress Down Days
- Annual Quiz Night
- Annual Sponsored Walk
2014 Macmillan Cancer Support in Hertfordshire and Essex
In 2014 we supported Macmillan Cancer Support in Hertfordshire and Essex. We undertook the following events:-
- 18 miles sponsored walk
- Grand National sweepstake
- World Cup sweepstake
- Collecting money at train and underground stations
- London to Paris bike ride
- Annual quiz night
2012/2013 Isabel Hospice
Attwaters Jameson Hill has raised in excess of £12,500 for Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City, Herts (www.isabelhospice.org.uk) through taking part in the following events and initiatives:
- 26 mile sponsored walk
- Sponsored sky dive
- Sponsored golf day
- Annual quiz night
- Jail and bail day
- Sponsorship of various Isabel Hospice Events.
2010/2011 Brain & Spine Foundation
We have raised in excess of £10,700 for the Brain & Spine Foundation (www.brainandspine.org.uk) through the following events and initiatives:
- 26 mile and 10 mile sponsored walks
- One of our colleagues ran the 2011 London Marathon
- 5 or our colleagues ran the ‘Run to the Beat’ half marathon
- Charity golf day
- Annual quiz night
2009 St. Clare Hospice
We raised in excess of £7,000.00 for St Clare’s Hospice, Harlow (www.stclarehospice.org.uk) through the following events and initiatives:
- 28 mile sponsored walk
- ‘It’s a knockout’ competition
In addition to our sponsored charities, Attwaters Jameson Hill also takes part regularly in a number of other charity days, such as: